What should I know before leaving the hospital after undergoing gynecological surgery?
Undergoing surgery is often a life-changing experience, requiring special treatment and increased attention for at least a short period after it was performed.
Surgical interventions can cause long-term pain and high sensitivity of the region where the incision was made. Before leaving the hospital, you should discuss some aspects regarding recovery with your gynecologist to experience a rapid and comfortable rehabilitation. Make sure to:
Postoperative care instructions
If you had outpatient surgery, you would need a friend or family member to drive you home and stay with you for the night to make sure you are safe. You might experience slight discomfort from the anesthesia, like nausea, vomiting, and dehydration.
Depending on the type of gynecologic procedure you experienced, you may be instructed to comply with specific requirements related to:
Recovery care and duration are different for every gynecologic surgery. Keep in touch with your doctor to know what to expect and to monitor your side effects.
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