Thank you for your query.
Normally, the drainage
and discharge are absolutely gone by 6 weeks.
However, in some patients, healing could take slightly longer , but needing to wear a pad for the discharge is a bit too much.
Infection would cause itching, redness
, some kind of fever
Plain mucus discharge simply means the healing process is taking slightly longer.
Do go for the check up as it would be definitive.
You need to take a high protein and nutritious diet and vitamin C
supplements for rapid healing