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Hello! I was wondering about drains after surgery. It seems like some have them and some don’t, but they don’t sound like a lot of fun. Any suggestions, tips, etc...? Anyone didn’t have one and had complications because of it?

Honestly, the IV and the drain is making me more nervous than the rest of it.

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some people have drains, but from what i can tell, most of us don't. I had them when I had plastic surgery, but not my RNY

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Same. No drain for me after my VSG, but I just got to take mine out last night after my plastic surgery. Such a relief! If you do have one in post op, they’re more of an annoyance than anything and they do not hurt at all coming out.

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I had them but they are more of an annoyance then anything else. I had two drains placed and one leaked a lot but they said it was natural. aside from the annoyance of changing the bandages twice a day it really didnt bother me at all.

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I had one post surgery for about 24 hours. I’m really sorry to report it hurt quite a bit when they took it out but I may just have been being a wuss about it. They removed it shortly before I left the hospital the day after surgery.

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I had the sleeve and I didn’t have a drain either. Don’t think it’s as common to have to have one placed.

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