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asked in category: General Last Updated: 26th January, 2020

How does a surgical drain work?

A surgical drain allows the fluid to flow out. The doctor puts a thin, flexible rubber tube into the area of your body where the fluid is likely to collect. The rubber tube carries the fluid outside your body. The drain uses suction created by the bulb to pull the fluid from your body into the bulb.

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Keeping this in view, how is a surgical drain removed?

Removing a Surgical Drain They may leave the body through the surgical incision, or a small incision may be made specifically for the drain itself. The drain may have sutures holding it in place to prevent it from being accidentally dislodged. The incision is then covered with a dressing or left open to the air.

Likewise, what is the fluid that drains after surgery? A closed suction drain is used to remove fluids that build up in areas of your body after surgery or when you have an infection. Although there is more than one brand of closed suction drains, this drain is often called a Jackson-Pratt, or JP, drain. The drain is made up of two parts: A thin rubber tube.

Also to know, how long should a drain be left in after surgery?

Drains are used to prevent fluid from collecting at the surgery site while the body is healing. They are in place for about one to three weeks after surgery, or until the drainage decreases to a small amount (30 milliliters or less for two days in a row).

What is the abdominal surgical drains purpose?

Surgical drains are tubes placed near surgical incisions in the post-operative patient, to remove pus, blood or other fluid, preventing it from accumulating in the body.

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