Instructed patient When should I contact my healthcare provider. You drain less than 30 milliliters (2 tablespoons) in 24 hours. This may mean your drain can be removed. You suddenly stop draining fluid or think your JP drain is blocked. You have a fever higher than 101.5°F (38.6°C). You have increased pain, redness, or swelling around the drain site. If you have questions about your JP drain care contact your physician.