During your Operation & Post-op Care & Advice
DURING YOUR OPERATION:
Please do not hesitate to let us know if during the procedure you still experience pain, so that the surgeon is aware and can give you a top up of local anaesthetic.
POST OP INFORMATION:
You will be able to go home on the same day but you MUST have a responsible adult to drive you and stay with you for the first 48 hours.
You should not drive until you feel comfortable to do so. You must be confident that you can keep control during an emergency (check with your Insurance Company to make sure you are covered) or as advised by the doctor. You should also avoid heavy lifting until you feel comfortable or as advised by your doctor.
You may be given a course of antibiotics to take – avoid drinking alcohol until you have finished the course.
You may feel discomfort for the first week or two. We will give or recommend pain relieving tablets. Do take these regularly at first. If you take Aspirin 75mg regularly please continue unless otherwise instructed.
The operation site will be covered with a dressing which you should keep intact for 5 days. You should keep it dry –preferably for the 5 days. The nurse will tell you if you can shower after the dressing has been removed.
The wound will be held closed with dissolvable stitches.
Men Only: You are advised to wear tight underwear for at least a week to prevent bruising and swelling of genital area.
You will not routinely receive a follow up appointment and you will be discharged back to your GP, if you have any queries post-op, please contact us on 01726 885104.
If you are worried about your recovery from this operation, or if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact your own doctor or Probus Surgical Centre.
We are a teaching and training practice. Sometimes medical students or doctors in training may wish to observe or participate in procedures or operations. They will always be supervised by a senior doctor and will only participate with your approval.
If you do not wish to be seen by trainees or students you are perfectly entitled to withhold your consent.
Please contact us in the first instance, rather than your own surgery, on 01726 885104 if you have any queries or problems. Phone lines are open Monday to Friday 08:30am – 16:30pm only.
If outside of these hours, then please contact NHS 111 on 111. Please note that NHS 111 may refer you on elsewhere if necessary.