Salpingectomy, 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 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

  • Follow your caregiver's advice about taking your medications and follow-up appointments.

  • Resume your regular diet.

  • Get plenty of rest and sleep.

  • Do not exercise, drive, or lift over 5 pounds (2.3 kg) until you get permission from your caregiver.

  • Do not have sexual relations until you have permission from your caregiver.

  • Try to have someone at home with you for a week to help with the household chores.

  • Take your temperature twice a day for the first week. Write those temperatures down.

SEEK MEDICAL CARE IF:

  • You have swelling or redness around the surgical cut (incision).

  • You develop a rash.

  • You have side effects from your medications.

  • You feel lightheaded.

  • You need more pain medication.

SEEK IMMEDIATE MEDICAL CARE IF

  • You develop a temperature of 102° F (38.9° C) or higher.

  • You develop abdominal pain.

  • You have pus coming out of the incision or the incision is separating.

  • You have pain when you urinate.

  • You develop chest or leg pain.

  • You develop shortness of breath.

  • You pass out.