You may have mild pain and discomfort for a few days. Your doctor might prescribe oral antibiotics to prevent infection. You can also take over-the-counter pain relievers.
A small amount of discharge or minor bleeding for a few weeks is normal. A pantyliner is usually sufficient enough to handle this.
Follow your doctor’s instructions for cleaning and caring for the area. This may include taking one or two sitz baths a day for a few days.
Until you’re fully healed and your doctor gives you the go-ahead, don’t:
. Engage in sexual activity
. Use tampons
. Use powders or other similar products
. Use harsh soaps or fragranced bathing products
You should be able to resume normal activities within 2 to 4 weeks.
Follow up with your doctor as recommended to ensure that you’re healing properly.
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. Take it easy for several days
. Wear comfortable, breathable underwear
. Be careful to wipe from front to back after using the toilet
The following courses of action are recommended to ensure that no complications occur during the recovery period after surgery:
. Avoiding sexual intercourse and using tampons for 4 weeks after surgery
. Keeping the affected area clean and dry
. Washing every day with warm soapy water
. Wearing cotton underwear and avoiding tight clothing
. Taking prescribed medication and attending all follow-up appointments
. Eating normally and drinking lots of water
. Avoiding strenuous activities and getting lots of rest