Hysterectomy - When to Call a Doctor
hysterectomy, call your doctor or go to the emergency
You have bright red vaginal bleeding that soaks
one or more pads in an hour, or you have large clots. You have
foul-smelling discharge from your vagina. You are sick to your
stomach or cannot keep fluids down. You have signs of infection, such as:
Increased pain, swelling, warmth, or
redness. Red streaks leading from the incision. Pus
draining from the incision. Swollen lymph nodes in your neck,
armpits, or groin. A fever. You have pain that does not get better after you take pain
medicine. You have loose stitches, or your incision comes
open. You have signs of a blood clot, such as:
Pain in your calf, back of knee, thigh, or
groin. Redness and swelling in your leg or groin. You have trouble passing urine or stool,
especially if you have pain or swelling in your lower belly. You
have hot flashes, sweating, flushing, or a fast or pounding heartbeat.
Your doctor will give you specific instructions after your
hysterectomy. Be sure to follow them. Usually, getting some rest and following
those instructions will help postoperative problems diminish over time.
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January 09, 2012
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