To help you make an informed decision, consider bringing questions like these to your surgeon or doctor visit.
It is important to always follow your doctor’s instructions following surgery.
Right after surgery, you may feel groggy from the anesthesia, uncomfortable, or some pain at the incision sites. All of these are normal.
Before you head home, go over discharge instructions with your doctor, and be sure to ask any questions you may have.
In the days after surgery, these activities may help you feel “back to normal”:
Eating a healthy diet / Resting / Walking
In the days after surgery, try to avoid these activities:
Sports / Working / Lifting / Driving
Signs something is not right:
Fever / Difficulty going to the bathroom / Bleeding and/or worsening pain / Vomiting
If you experience any of these signs, contact your doctor right away1.
1. "Ventral Hernia Repair." American College of Surgeons. N.p., 2017. Web. 25 July 2017.
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