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drain tube removal
I'm have a drain tube removed tomorrow and kind of nervous.  I had a staph infection left over from a hematoma following my lumpectomy in Sept of 08.  I just got out of the hospital from the infection last Thursday.  Anyway tomorrow the doctor is going to take out the drain.  Do they numb you for this?
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Mine didn't.  It was a snip, snip and then a yank.  Hurts for a moment then all better.
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When my drainage tube was removed there was no pain whatsoever.
A friend had suggested taking tylenol but,  I had decided not to go with it.  It was fine.
Good luck.
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I had 4 Jackson Pratt tubes to be removed, It was fast and very little discomfort. I wish you the Best!
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