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What does postoperative care imply following a bladder augmentation procedure?

Before you are discharged, we will provide you with specific aftercare recommendations for your recovery.

After bladder augmentation, you should start practicing breathing exercises that help keep the lungs clean and walk every day. The medical staff will tell you what precautions are necessary to avoid the risk of infection. You will also be taught how to irrigate the bladder using a saltwater solution and how to manage the catheter tube.

Avoid any activities that put too much strain on your abdominal muscles.

You can shower after the intervention, but you should avoid the bathtub and make sure you dry the surgical wound after showering.

It’s recommended to consume plenty of fluids after this intervention and foods that contain fibers.

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