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Seton Drainage Tube
Discharge can be a noun or a verb; it has multiple meanings in physics, chemistry, military, and legal usage. The most common medical meaning is a substance that is being excreted. Examples: pus is the discharge from a pimple; a vaginal discharge can mean infection; an ear discharge can mean an infection of the outer ear tract; a nasal discharge ...Read more
What is a g tube?: Please clarify your question and where the drainage is coming from? What is the medical condition? Did you mean a ng tube?
A drainage bag.: A nephrostomy tube is placed through the skin of the flank, to drain urine from the kidney. This is usually due to some kind of obstruction of the kidney or ureter. This tube leads out and drains to a drainage bag. Several types of bags exist, usually with a "luer-lock" connector that fastens to the tube. Other bags used by interventional radiology such as bile bags may be used.
Same as its name: It is a tube inserted into chest cavity around the lung to drain air or fluid/blood/pus. After it is inserted the amount of fluid removed daily along with type of fluid plus almost daily chest x-ray will tell your doctor when it is ready to come out. In case of air leakage they will wait for air to stop before pulling it out as long as your x ray looks good.
I have a tubal cyst, dr suggest removal of tube or drainage of cyst. I opted for drainage, is it possible to remove the cyst & repair/keep the tube?
Leave alone: If this is a small PARAtubal cyst - leave it alone
When a lymph node is removed swells, had a drainage tube for 3 days. Sent home n swelling again. Do u think the drainage tube was not in long enough?
Not sure: I am not sure why you had a drain at all, if it was a single lymph node.. I would suspect that you have either a hematoma or seroma. 3 days should be more than adequate time for a drain, we usually get our drains out within the first few days, unless the drain continues to have output of greater than 30 cc in 8 hours.
Severe pain in ear. Feels like my e tube is swollen, pops when I swallow or yawn. Tried rubbing alcohol, swimmer ear drops, peroxide, small foul drainage
ENT doc: Sounds like you have a bad swimmers ear problem. Best bet is to see an ENT doc ASAP. If weekend, go to ER.
Won't be too bad!: He'll first remove any sutures holding the drain in place - usually there's only one or two of them. Then he'll quickly but carefully pull the drain out. It will feel more like an odd sensation than a painful feeling. Most people find drain removal to be uncomfortable; however, it's typically doesn't hurt. And it is over fast!
Had tube put in left eardrum 3 days post op have a little pressure still, no pain no drainage. Is this normal?
Likely: Some discomfort anticipated, and some inner inner fluid or white matter may drain
17yo F. PEG tube placed Sept 16'. Ripped out Oct 16'. New long tube with internal ballon placed. How much drainage is normal? Excessive granulation.
See MD: Small amount of drainage are normal with a PEG, but if more than a little I would see her doctor. Also, granulation tissue needs to be treated usually, so both should be taken care of. I would suggest an appointment with the surgeon or GI than placed the tube.
Dad has a condom catheter. I noticed the drainage tube is full. Is this normal? Urine is in bag too but thought tube normally empty.
Condom cath: Gravity impacts the flow in tube to the bag...Back flow from the bag to the tube should not be possible.
My 2 year old has had tubes in place for about 17 months now; within the last 2wks, there has been repeated brownish drainage from L. Ear. Cause?
Hard to say: The average length of stay for tubes runs 6-12 mo, so unless you have had them re-examined and know they are still there, I assume they are not. Brownish drainage may be evidence of an infection from that ear.Sometimes these occur and produce a small rupture through the site where the tube was placed. If the tube is there, it could leak through it. Time to see the doc.See 1 more doctor answer
Depends: Normal fluid should look like light colored urine. Heart, liver and kidney failure effusions will look like this. If it's an empyema, it will be pus. If it's infection or something inflammatory, It can be pus, dark yellow, or bloody. If it's a cancer, it's almost always bloody.See 1 more doctor answer
Depends on cause: It really depends on the cause of the effusion. For example, it can look very bloody if related to a hemothorax or complicated parapneumonic effusion, it can look like pus if due to an empyema, or it can even look milky if related to a chylothorax, in general, if due to pneumonia or malignancy it usually looks clear to yellowish with some blood.See 1 more doctor answer
My 14 month old got tubes 8 days ago. There is still heavy drainage from both ears. Is this normal?
Friends son has tubes in his ears. He has like a lime green drainage with an odor. For 2 months now but off and on.?
Prolonged drainage: The boy may have acholesteatoma which needs immediate attentionSee 1 more doctor answer