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Patients recovering from mesh removal should also see
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activity restrictions after hernia surgery.
Resume your regular medications and diet.
If you have been given a prescription for pain medicine, use it when you need it. There is little advantage to toughing out the pain.
Constipation is common after surgery. A mild laxative such as two tablespoons of Milk of Magnesia usually will correct the problem.
If you develop a rash all over, stop any new medications that you are taking and call your surgeon.
If your wound is covered with a waterproof dressing you may shower the day after surgery.
If you have had hernia or other major surgery do not drive until after your first post op visit with your surgeon. He will give you more instructions then.
If your dressing gets saturated with blood or fluid call your surgeon immediately.
If you have a fever as high as 101° call your surgeon.
If you are unable to keep down meals call your surgeon.
Hernia surgery may aggravate a pre-existing prostate condition in some patients. If you cannot pass your urine or have burning when you urinate call your surgeon.
Make a follow up visit appointment with your surgeon.
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