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A 34-year-old female asked:

husband has chest catheter for dialysis. said has some green drainage from exit site for a couple weeks. wont go get it looked it. what should he do?

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Dr. Jacob Petrosky
General Surgery 9 years experience
Not normal: Green drainage or push from any drains is concerning and should be evaluated before it becomes a bigger problem. If he was my father or brother, I would help him make an appointment with the doctor that put in the chest catheter to at least get it looked at. Even if he is stubborn, it may be that he is afraid of what the doctor may tell him. Get him to make an appointment or make it for him.

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