1. Avoid strenuous activity for the next few days. It is normal to feel tired and run down after surgery.
2. Slowly resume your normal diet. Anesthesia, as well as pain medicine, can sometimes cause nausea. Increasing your diet slowly seems to help keep nausea from being a problem.
3. Pain medications all tend to be constipating. You do not want this to happen. Please take the Colace stool softener that was prescribed to you along with your pain medication.
4. No driving while on narcotic pain medication, it is illegal.
5. Sitz baths can alleviate pain associated with anal surgery. You need to do them after each bowel movement and at least 3 times a day. The temperature of the water should be comfortable and we don’t advocate adding anything to the bath.
6. Sanitary napkins absorb a lot and work best to use as a dressing for your wound.
7. Please call our office if you experience any of the following:
a. Temperature of 100 degrees or more.
b. Vomiting more than 2 days after surgery, or inability to keep down liquids.
c. Blood loss from the incision of a ¼ cup or more.
PLEASE CALL OUR OFFICE AT 541-754-1286 IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS.