Hi ladies 6days post mastectomy, discharged with one drain still in place, one taken out while still in hospital. Still draining way above magic number of 50mls to get drain out (180 MLS today) doctor had said it would be taken out once has been in a week no matter what drainage is. What happens then? Does it just build up or will my body gradually star to absorb it? Anyone else had this problem? Not sure how to go forward I know doctor will make decision but would be grateful for your experiences.