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Postoperative Problems - Preparing For Your Appointment

To prepare for your appointment, see the topic Making the Most of Your Appointment.

You can help your health professional diagnose and treat your condition by being prepared to answer the following questions:

  • What kind of surgery did you have?
  • What type of anesthesia was used?
  • How long ago was your surgery?
  • When did the symptom or problem start?
  • Has anything made the symptom or problem better or worse?
  • What home treatment measures have you tried? Did they help?
  • What prescription and nonprescription medicines or dietary supplements do you take?
  • Do you have any health risks?

    This information is produced and provided by the National Cancer Institute (NCI). The information in this topic may have changed since it was written. For the most current information, contact the National Cancer Institute via the Internet web site at http:// cancer .gov or call 1-800-4-CANCER.

    WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise

    Last Updated: November 13, 2012
    This information is not intended to replace the advice of a doctor. Healthwise disclaims any liability for the decisions you make based on this information.
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