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How painful is drainage tube removal?

Chest tubes hurt: Bur most soft rubber and jackson-pratt vacuum drains feel peculiar, but not painful.

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How much drainage is normal when draining a g tube?

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?

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What kind of urine drainage would I use for my nephrostomy tube?

What kind of urine drainage would I use for my nephrostomy 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.

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What is and how would a procedure called chest tube drainage be handled?

What is and how would a procedure called chest tube drainage be handled?

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.

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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?

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.

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What will it feel like when my surgeon pulls out both my drainage tubes in my neck?

What will it feel like when my surgeon pulls out both my drainage tubes in my neck?

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!

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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.

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.

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My Boyfriend is experiencing drainage or pus. He has a tube draining it all out next to his stitches but more pus is coming out on gauze than before.

See doctor: Probably a wound infection. He needs to contact the office of the dotor who did the surgery or providing care for this problem. This isn't something that can be sorted out on a forum like this.

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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.

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What color is the drainage from a chest tube with a a pleural effusion?

What color is the drainage from a chest tube with a a pleural effusion?

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.

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What color is the drainage from a chest tube with a a pleural effusion?

What color is the drainage from a chest tube with a a pleural effusion?

Depends: Caused bybwhat? Trauma- bloody Cancer- bloody or yellow serous, or sero- sanguinous. Infection - bloody or cloudy or pus or serous

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What color is drainage from a chest tube when you have a pleural effusion?

What color is drainage from a chest tube when you have a pleural effusion?

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.

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My 14 month old got tubes 8 days ago. There is still heavy drainage from both ears. Is this normal?

My 14 month old got tubes 8 days ago. There is still heavy drainage from both ears. Is this normal?

Persistent: Drainage post myringotomy tubes for more than three days is not normal. You need to call your physician. In meantime, continue your ear drops.

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I had my gallbladder removed. I have a drainage tube still installed for 7more days. My concern is that I haven't had a bowl movement in 5days?

I had my gallbladder removed. I have a drainage tube still installed for 7more days. My concern is that I haven't had a bowl movement in 5days?

Constipation: Constipation after surgery is quite common. It would have nothing to do with the drain tube. Drink more liquids, stop narcotic pain medication, use a laxative from the drug store as needed. Call your surgeon with your concerns first.