Your pain symptoms should improve every day.
You may shower as usual.
Use sanitary pads (not tampons) for slight vaginal bleeding, which may occur after surgery.
No strenuous exercise or lifting of more than 20 pounds for 6 weeks.
Nothing in the vagina (sexual intercourse, tampons, douches) for 6 weeks.
No tub baths or swimming for 1 week.
Empty your bladder often.
Prescription pain medication should generally only be required for 2 to 7 days following the procedure.
You may use nonprescription drugs, such as acetaminophen and ibuprofen for minor pain.
DO NOT take additional Tylenol (acetaminophen) with prescription medication that already has Tylenol in it.
Pain medications tend to constipate. Please take a stool softener, or prune juice as needed.
Resume driving in two weeks.
Resume your regular diet.
CALL FOR ANY OF THE FOLLOWING:
You develop signs of infection; headache; muscle aches, dizziness or a general ill feeling and fever of greater than 100.
You have bleeding soaking more than 1 pad per hour or foul smelling discharge You vomit more than 2 days after surgery, or are unable to keep liquids down.
Inability to urinate.
New, unexplained symptoms develop, such as nausea, vomiting, constipation or abdominal swelling.
Worsening pain not relieved by pain medications.
YOU MAY CALL THE GYNECOLOGY OFFICE AT 541-754-1267