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What should I know before leaving the hospital after undergoing gynecological surgery?

Undergoing a surgery is often a life-changing experience. A surgical intervention requires special treatment and increased attention for at least a short period of time after it was performed.

Before leaving the hospital, there are some aspects regarding recovery you should discuss with your healthcare provider in order to experience a rapid and comfortable rehabilitation.

  • Surgical interventions can cause long-term pain and high sensitivity of the region where the incision was made. Ask your doctor what pain-relieving medicine is recommended for you and how you should take it to alleviate your discomfort.
  • Make sure you receive all the necessary information about how you should take care of the wound.
  • Ask your healthcare provider if you need to follow a certain diet in order to recover faster.
  • Double-check the phone number of your doctor in case you will need any help and need to reach him or her. 
  • Find out what activities you are no longer allowed to perform and for how long you should avoid them.

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Source: https://www.cedars-sinai.edu/Education/Medical-Library/