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Does it hurt when you remove a chest tube?

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Dr. Jon Krook
Surgery
4 doctors agree

In brief: Not much

Much, much less then when it went in.
There will be some discomfort, very little if any pain.

In brief: Not much

Much, much less then when it went in.
There will be some discomfort, very little if any pain.
Dr. Jon Krook
Dr. Jon Krook
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3 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

There is usually mild discomfort in removing a chest tube.
It is much less than pain felt during inserting the tube, which can be very painful.

In brief: Yes

There is usually mild discomfort in removing a chest tube.
It is much less than pain felt during inserting the tube, which can be very painful.
Dr. Dominick Artuso
Dr. Dominick Artuso
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