After your Surgery

Post-Operative Warning Signs Checklist

  • A fever over 38 degrees C or 100.4 degrees F
  • The chills
  • Foul smelling vaginal discharge
  • Heavy vaginal bleeding (more than regular menstrual flow that is persistent or prolonged)
  • Burning with urination
  • Swelling or pain in your legs
  • Problems with bowel movements
  • Shortness of breath or pain in your chest
  • Unrelieved pain (after taking pain medication)

If you notice any of these signs call your surgeon's office Monday to Friday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

If you need immediate medical attention, go to the Emergency Department of the hospital closest to you.