Survivor since 2012
Connie, I've had drains after two mastectomies as well as after several reconstructions. The length of time they stay in has been different each time. Most recently, after a mastectomy in October 2011, I believe the drains were in for almost two weeks because the volume never got below 20 cc per day. Eventually they just pulled them out and I haven't had any problems since. I wouldn't worry about the fact that they're still in there -- your docs will pull them when they think it's time.