I have looked at the forum posts and the library mayby I am not looking for the right words. I am 5 days post op. I am having a lot of drainage from the staples and the where the original drain tube was. Is that normal? It does have color to it, it is an orange color. When it first started it was pink now it is a weirdest color of orange. The only thing they said when I left hospital was if the drainage is yellow and you have a fever over 102 then come back. Sat morning when I woke it had drained enough the sheet on my bed was soaked 3 inches about and 3 inches below. Called the Dr exchange some other Dr was on this weekend. He said that was normal and not to worry. Have had a low grade fever for 2 days 99.1-100.5, he said that was normal. I had my left knee replaced last Sept.I t had MRSA in it and I had to have it reopened. Don't want that again. Is this normal and if it is what can I do to help it.