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What should I know about the postoperative care for a cystectomy?

We will instruct you on how to behave during the recovery period in order to maximize your surgery’s result.

You should avoid effort for the first 6 to 8 weeks after undergoing cystectomy. As you recover, the pain will be less frequent, and you will regain your strength. It’s important to take your medication as your doctor told you.

Activities like lifting, bathing, or driving are not recommended during this period.

You should also wait for at least 6 weeks before resuming sexual intercourse.

Pelvic floor exercises will help you avoid urine leaks following this surgery and strengthen your muscles.

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