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Infection and Complications after Hysterectomy
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How do I know the difference between normal recovery aches and infection/surgical complication? How will I know if I need to call the doctor?
When the time comes for you to be released from the hospital, you will have a meeting with a nurse who will review your post-op care with you. You will likely receive a form entitled, “Patient Discharge Orders and Instructions,” or something similar. During your exit interview with the nurse, he or she will write notes on the form about any medications you will be taking during your recovery period, incision care guidelines, diet restrictions (if any), and other important “rules to follow” during your convalescence. It is imperative that you follow the “doctor’s orders” precisely in order to give yourself the best opportunity to recover from the surgery without complications.
Typical instructions will direct you to contact your doctor if you experience:
- Temperature over 101 degrees Fahrenheit
- A major increase in pain
- Redness, swelling, or increased draining from incision
- Vaginal bleeding heavier than a period
- Unusual symptoms or concerns
Of course, your discharge instructions will be tailored to your unique needs.
You owe it to yourself to be vigilant and take your recovery period seriously. If something seems amiss, don’t hesitate to call and check with your medical provider. Post-surgical infections and complications are more easily treated if they are dealt with early on.
This content was written by staff of HysterSisters.com by non-medical professionals based on discussions, resources and input from other patients for the purpose of patient-to-patient support.
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