PRE OPERATIVE PATIENT INFORMATION
This is an operation in which the tubes that connect the ovaries to the uterus are cut or banded. The purpose of this operation is to prevent pregnancy. This operation should only be done if permanent prevention of pregnancy is desired. There is 1 in 300 chance that this operation will fail and the woman can become pregnant.
PRE OPERATIVE MEDICAL INFORMATION
DAY OF SURGERY INFORMATION
POST OPERATIVE PATIENT INFORMATION
You may have minor pain and bruising at the incision sites. Changing position will help to relieve the discomfort. Holding support at the sites when moving or coughing will increase comfort. You will be given a prescription for a pain medication to use the first 2 days after surgery. After your prescription is finished you should use Extra Strength Tylenol or Advil, 1-2 tablets every 4-6 hours, unless otherwise directed by the doctor.
You may have aches in your shoulders and chest from the carbon dioxide used to inflate your abdomen. This pain will disappear in a few days.
It is possible to develop a sore throat from the airway tube used in your windpipe during your anesthesia. Hard candy and/or Cepacol throat lozenges can provide relief.
You should have someone to drive you home from the hospital, then not drive on your surgery day. Avoid exercise or lifting greater than 25 pounds for 7 days. Some women feel like going back to work the next day, depending on their type of employment. You should be able to return to work no later than 3 days after the surgery.
You may resume your diet as you become hungry. Start with bland foods the night after surgery than resume your regular diet the next day. It is best to avoid drinking carbonated beverages for 48 yours. Some women experience gas retention after surgery. If this is a problem you can use Mylicon Chew Tablets as directed.
- You may bathe as desired.
- Vaginal bleeding
- It is normal to have slight vaginal spotting.
You may resume sexual activity in 7 days.