Laparoscopic Ovarian Torsion Surgery

Care After

Refer to this sheet in the next few weeks. These instructions provide you with information on caring for yourself after your procedure. Your caregiver may also give you more specific instructions. Your treatment has been planned according to current medical practices, but problems sometimes occur. Call your caregiver if you have any problems or questions after your procedure.

HOME CARE INSTRUCTIONS

  • Take any medicine as directed by your caregiver. Follow the directions carefully.

  • Check your incisions every day.

  • Keep the incision area(s) dry. Ask your caregiver when it is safe to shower or bathe again.

  • Rest as much as possible for the next 3 days. Ask your caregiver when it is safe to go back to your normal activities.

  • Drink enough fluids to keep your urine clear or pale yellow.

  • Keep all follow-up appointments. Your caregiver will make sure you are healing the way you should be.

SEEK MEDICAL CARE IF:

  • You have bleeding or discharge from your vagina.

  • You have pain in your abdomen.

  • You feel nauseous.

SEEK IMMEDIATE MEDICAL CARE IF:

  • Your incision(s) becomes red, swollen, or tender.

  • Your incision(s) start(s) bleeding.

  • You have pus coming from any incision.

  • You have heavy or persistent vaginal bleeding or discharge.

  • You have severe or increased abdominal pain.

  • You cannot stop vomiting.

  • Your nausea will not go away.

  • You have a fever.

MAKE SURE YOU:

  • Understand these instructions.

  • Watch your condition.

  • Get help right away if you are not doing well or get worse.