You had a Myomectomy/ Hysterectomy/ Robotic
What to Expect: You may have some abdominal discomfort and cramping. You may have some vaginal bleeding or spotting when you go home for up to two weeks. You may notice a brown or yellowish discharge from your vagina. This is not unusual as your body is healing. You should call the office if: you have severe pain, nausea/vomiting, a temperature >100.4 or very heavy vaginal bleeding.
Diet: You may resume a regular diet. Try to stay well hydrated. This will help avoid constipation.
Medications: You should resume all your normal medications.
You have been sent home with a prescription for pain medication. You may take 1-2 pills every four hours as needed for pain. You should also take Colace (1 pill twice a day) to prevent constipation while taking your pain medication.
Wound Care: You may remove your bandage tomorrow. You should be able to shower normally and wash over you incision(s) gently with soap and water. Do NOT apply any creams or lotions to your incision site(s). You may have some small paper strips covering your incision(s). These will fall off in approximately ten days. If these strips do not fall off. You may gently peel them off your incisions in 10 days. Try to keep your incision(s) dry and open to the air when possible.
Constipation: It is extremely common to become constipated after surgery. I recommend that you take Milk of Magnesia at the first signs of constipation (bloating/cramp pain). Do NOT strain heavily in order to have a bowel movement as this can sometimes cause internal bleeding.
Activity: I encourage you to walk around the house. You may go up and down the stairs as long as you use the handrail. Do not have sex, douche or wear tampons. You should avoid driving a car, any heavy lifting or exercise until after your post-op office visit.
Your Next Office Visit: Please call the office at 215-662-9775 to schedule a post-operative visit in 2-3 weeks.