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I recently had a breast mastectomy and my drainage had clotted up, what can I do?

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In brief: Strip the drain

When a string of clotted blood or clotted proteins (looks like a clear yellow worm in the drain or bulb) blocks a drain, you can help restore flow by stripping it.
Here is a great instructional video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UNFtsGa_f6w Best of luck with your cancer care and treatment!

In brief: Strip the drain

When a string of clotted blood or clotted proteins (looks like a clear yellow worm in the drain or bulb) blocks a drain, you can help restore flow by stripping it.
Here is a great instructional video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UNFtsGa_f6w Best of luck with your cancer care and treatment!
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