I'm stumped. I'm not so sure what is the right answer. I'll do some research and get back to you if I got an anything. You should email the people at Medifast as they probably could give you help..
Yeah the drains are used for that. I had one for about a week and a half, and it's just so theres a lot less pressure on your tummy. you also have to drian it yourself every few hours or so, check w/ your doc when you see them next:)..
My drain was taken out just before Ieft the hospital. I think most people's are...
I don't remember this when my mom went through.
What is this?..
Never had a drain, no problems healing or with any "fluid" build up. I feel lucky my surgeon did not do that!..
I didn't have drains either. Nor was it ever mentioned at any of my appointments...
I had a drain to help get rid of the extra fluid. It had to be emptied on several occasions before it was taken out right before I left the hospital for home. I made sure to have my pain meds before they took it out because I heard that it can be painful to have them pulled out. It felt weird, but didn't hurt much because I had made sure that the meds had kicked in before I let the nurse take mine out. Not all surgeons use drains, but it seems like they should be encouraged because a lot of waste can.
Your body when you have one...
I was told that after.
Internally there "could" be fluid still around all your organs and the drain allows the fluids to drain out of your abdominal cavity. I had no medication when they pulled it out and it did feel weird but it didn't hurt...I was just thrilled to have it out after 2 1/2 days of carrying it around with me and I knew that when it was out I could go home, which I did about 1/2 hour later....hoorah!..
I had two of them for a week and they had to be emptied a couple of times a day at first - less as time went on. The removal was odd, but not painful. They also told me that if I saw "milky" stuff in the drain after drinking one of my protein shakes I should call because that would indicate a leak somewhere. Luckily, I never saw anything like that, but believe me, I was watching for it - LOL...