Stage 4 Patient
Hi Lisa, I had a very unusual experience with my drains. I had my bilateral mastectomy on Oct. 24. My left drain was removed after 4 weeks and my right after 7 weeks. Well, it's been over three months now and I'm still producing fluid. I have to go in at least once a week to be manually drained. My doctor said it doesn't happen very often & I may be healing slowly due to having begun chemo again 3 weeks after my mastectomy. If I continue to fill with fluid they may have to go back in. Sorry for the long story. Lol. Two-six weeks is a normal time period from what I've been told.