Dr Bruce Farnsworth

Pelvic Reconstructive Surgeon

 

 

 

  

 

 

               Postoperative Care

PostOperative Care

DISCHARGE INSTRUCTIONS FOR PATIENTS WHO HAVE UNDERGONE SURGERY FOR PROLAPSE OR INCONTINENCE

 You have just undergone corrective surgery for pelvic problems. It is absolutely necessary that you follow the instructions set out below when you return home. The success of your operation is dependent on tissue healing and integration of any prostheses prior to resumption of normal activity.

 1.  REST  -  This means very limited activity until you see your surgeon for your postoperative visit at 2 4 weeks after surgery.

  1. No house work
  1. No cooking light meals only.
  1. No exercising no bending down or stretching up.
  1. You may walk around the house but not out of doors.
  1. No driving or riding in a car.
  1. No douching.
  1. No sexual intercourse.
  1. No straining YOU MUST NOT GET CONSTIPATED.
  1. Empty your bladder frequently.

 2.  Take medication as prescribed. 

3. Please call Doctor Farnsworth on 0416373772  if you have any problems.