After operation

After the operation, here are some points to consider:

  • If you are in good physical condition and normal ambulation is possible, there is no need to wear compression stockings at home.
  • If you have a fever (over 38 °C), severe abdominal pain, or foul-smelling discharge, please contact us or seek emergency medical attention
  • The sutures are placed under the skin and do not need to be removed. The dressings applied after the operation should be kept on for 10 days, and you can shower with them in place
  • If you experience any wound problems, it is recommended to contact your family doctor or our specialized wound care nurse
  • In case of vaginal bleeding, avoid taking baths or swimming
  • If you experience significant pain after the operation, you can take over-the-counter pain relievers such as paracetamol (Dafalgan) at a dose of 1g, 4 times a day (in case of normal liver function), or anti-inflammatory medications like ibuprofen according to recommended doses of 600 mg, up to 3 times a day (in patients without a history of gastric ulcers), supplemented with Pantomed 40 mg, once a day
  • After uterine removal, it is recommended to avoid vaginal intercourse for 8 weeks
  • It is best to be cautious when engaging in physical exercise and to listen to your body's limits
  • You can drive and carry out your normal daily activities, but it is advisable to start with short trips to ease back into your routines without tiring yourself
  • A follow-up appointment is scheduled after 4 weeks at the hospital (059 41 60 30) or in private consultation (050 40 64 17