PLEASE CALL IF YOU DEVELOP ANY OF THE FOLLOWING WITHIN THREE (3) MONTHS OF SURGERY:

Call our office immediately and ask the answering service to connect you to a provider:

  • A temperature greater than 101.5º
     

  • Vaginal bleeding is more than 1 pad/hour over any
    2-hour period

     

  • Severe nausea, vomiting
     

  • Pain which does not get better with narcotic pain medication
     

  • Any other acute concerns

TYPICAL POST-OP RESTRICTIONS

Generally, patients should follow the below restrictions for several weeks following surgery (time frame for each is given), but you will be briefed on your individual post-operative restrictions prior to surgery based on your anticipated recovery period:

  • Pelvic rest for six (6) weeks
     

  • No lifting more than five (5) pounds for six (6) weeks
     

  • No driving for one (1) week or while on narcotic pain medication
     

  • You may shower, but you may not take baths or otherwise soak for two (2) weeks
     

  • Keep stool soft for six (6) weeks using over-the-counter Ducosate (Colace), as needed

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