Bowel function is always decreased due to the nature of surgery and the anesthetics, it can take up to a week to have your bowel function restored completely. To help with this and the recovery in general follow the next recommendations at least for the first week:
No alcohol or sodas
Make small meals every 3 hrs instead of big meals.
Avoid Fried, processed, spicy food as well as bread, pasta and rice
Encourage vegetables, whole fruits, legumes and lean animal protein
It depends on what type of surgery, but in general suspicion symptoms for a possible infection are: worsening incisional pain despite the usage of pain medication, redness or thickening of the skin surrounding the incision, drainage of fluid/blood through incision.
Call the office or the doctor on call if: fever greater than 100.4, worsening pain, nausea/vomiting, not passing flatus or having a bowel movement for more than 72 hrs after being sent home, swelling and pain on your lower extremities or sudden sensation of shortness of breath.
The most common complications after a surgical procedure include but are not limited to fever, nausea/vomiting, constipation, urinary retention, cough/pneumonia, blood clot in the leg.
After 24 hrs of the surgery, the wound is water sealed and you can shower. Let water run through the incision with soap, do not rub the incision, just let water and soap run through and Make sure you keep it dry after each shower. Humidity at the level of the incision creates a risk for wound infection.
No Bathing or going to the pool/Jacuzzi until no vaginal discharge is present, to decrease infections and postoperative complications.
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