A pain medication will be prescribed by your doctor. This medication could be a narcotic and is intended for use for severe pain.
It may cause constipation if used excessively. If the pain is mild to moderate you may use 1extra strength Tylenol or Advil every 4 – 6 hours or Aleve once a day.
Eat light the first 24 hours after surgery. Increase your food intake to normal within 2 – 3 days.
Try to walk as much as you can tolerate; it will help your recovery. You may take short trips first and increase gradually.
You may get the surgical area wet the next day after surgery. Leave the surgical tape on the wound until your next visit. If the tape falls off before your post-op visit, there is no concern.
Keep the wound clean and put Bacitracin / Neosporin on the wound.
The wound may feel lumpy. It may take three months to return to normal. If there is excessive pain, redness, swelling or fever please call our office.
If no Bowel Movement in 48 hours take a Dulcolax tablet or SUPPOSITORY 2X a day.