What to Expect
- This is a major surgery and you will tire easily for the first month.
- The energy used to heal the surgical wound is the energy you won’t have for your normal daily activities. So, take it easy on yourself!
- You may have some slowing and/or frequency and urgency of your urinary stream immediately following surgery, lasting for several weeks.
- Your activity is restricted during the first 6 weeks following surgery.
- Do not lift objects greater than 10 pounds.
- Do not drive for the first two weeks. Limit long car rides.
- No strenuous exercise; limit stair climbing to a minimum.
- You may go home with a catheter or tube in your bladder.
- You may shower, but do not take a bath until your doctor says it’s ok.
Diet and Elimination
- Normal diet.
- Drink plenty of fluids.
- Take a mild laxative if needed. Remember pain medication can contribute to constipation.
Call our office if:
- Fever greater than 101.5 F.
- Heavy bleeding or clots in catheter.
- Catheter stops draining.
- Leakage of urine from the vagina.
- Drainage, pus or bleeding from the incisional site.
West Coast Urology
Lawrence R. Paletz, MD
Ernest H. Agatstein, MD FACS
Shahrad Aynehchi, MD FACS
Sepehr Nowfar, MD, MPH
Inglewood (310) 673-3333 Downey (562) 923-0706 Los Alamitos (562) 449-4183