- Avoid strenuous activity for the next few days. It is normal to feel tired and run down after surgery.
- While you may have a prescription for pain medicine, placing a Ziploc bag with iced water over the sore area often works better. Many patients state that it works better than pain medicine. Do not use just ice, or freezer packs; they are too cold and may freeze your skin. Ice and water together is the better choice. If it is too cold, place a moistened washcloth down first.
- If you were prescribed pain medication, they all tend to be constipating. Please take the Colace stool softener that was prescribed to you along with your pain medicine to avoid this problem. No driving when you are taking prescribed pain medication.
- You have a clear plastic bandage on, that may stay on for 3 – 7 days. Some blood may pool underneath it, like a blood blister. This blood will eventually dry out. If the blood starts seeping out from under the bandage just take it off. It does not need to be replaced.
- You may shower and get your clear plastic bandage or incision wet, but no soaking in a hot tub or swimming.
- We don’t need to see you back in the office after this procedure but call if you have any questions or concerns. Please call our office if you have any of the following:
Temperature of greater than 101 degrees.
Vomiting more than 2 days after surgery, or inability to keep down liquids.
Blood loss from incision of a ¼ cup or more.
Please call our office at 541-754-1286 if you have any questions or problems.