Are drain tubes necessary after a hysterectomy is done?

Patient

Q: Are drain tubes necessary after a hysterectomy is done?

Doctor

A:   Thank you for writing to us.

Yes, you will need tubes after a hysterectomy to help you not collect blood in the area of the removed uterus. This will prevent you from having a long-term infection.

There is nothing to worry about if you get an infection, please see a Doctor if you get redness or pain.

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