Post Surgical Care

Pain management and wound care that is done after a surgical procedure are called post-surgical care. The type and duration of care you need will depend on the surgery done and your past medical history.

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When can I return to my regular physical activities after the fistulectomy?

Query: Hi doctor, I have undergone fistulectomy and right now in bed rest. I am taking sitz bath, three times a day with Betadine solution and then Betadine cream. Also, I am on antibiotics. I am a working in IT sector and my work requires a sitting time of 8 hours approximately. So, when can I go ba...  Read Full »


Dr. Rahul Goel

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Fistula-in-ano is a chronic and debilitating illness. I must first congratulate you for getting it operated. After the surgery, you can resume your routine work after two week's time. This will allow the operated site to heal properly. You can start sports after a month. ...  Read Full »

How do I take care of my surgically removed ingrown toenail?

Query: Hello, I had an ingrown toenail removed yesterday. I just wanted to get a check-up on how it looks today, the doctor that did it gave me no information on how long to keep it wrapped? Or for how many days? And did not do a pretty job of removing the toenail.  Read Full »


Dr. Sugreev Singh

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and understand your concern. I suggest you follow these guidelines- 1. You should change the dressing on alternate days for a week. 2. Proper dressing should be done with all precautions. 3. You must use sterile gloves. 4. You can clean the wound ...  Read Full »

Why do I have pain the next day after any physical activity post inguinal hernia surgery?

Query: Hello, I am a 34-year-old male with a height of 5'8" and a weight of 87 kg. I had inguinal hernia surgery about nine years back. Post-surgery I have not taken proper rest. After 30 days of surgery, I started to sit on the ground and also started using an Indian type of toilet. Due to this, I suspect...  Read Full »


Dr. Jain Vicky Ghewarchand

Answer: Hi,Welcome to icliniq.com.I read your query and understand your concern.Here are my suggestions for you-1) Losing belly fat can help you, as your doctor has advised you. If it does not help, at least it will help you to be a bit more healthy.2) If the scar looks normal from the outside, I think you ...  Read Full »

Will the space created after a nasal surgery get closed?

Query: Hello doctor, During a recent surgery to repair my nasal valves, my otolaryngologist out fractured both my inferior turbinates as a part of the treatment. I am concerned if compensatory hypertrophy always develops in the inferior turbinate mucosa to make up for the additional space created by the ou...  Read Full »


Dr. Shyam Kalyan. N

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Compensatory hypertrophy (increase in the size of the tissue after surgery to compensate for the damaged tissue's function) does not always develop in the mucosa to make up for the additional space. At the same time, crustiness can be controlled by appropriate local m...  Read Full »

Does having sexual intercourse impact the laser eye surgery performed three days?

Query: Hello doctor, I had a pan-retinal photocoagulation laser (PRP laser) in my retina about three or four days ago. Can I have sexual intercourse after this treatment or is it safer to wait?  Read Full »


Dr. Vaibhev Mittal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You can involve in sexual activities. This particular laser treatment has no relation with intercourse. I hope this helps. Regards. For further queries consult an eye care ophthalmologist online --> https://icliniq.com./ask-a-doctor-online/eye-care-ophthalmologis...  Read Full »

A small red, tender spot at my surgical site is bothering me but there is no discharge or laceration. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor,I had a fat graft added to the chin, and I am very satisfied with the result.However, yesterday after four days of my surgery, I hit my lower chin by accident, and now there is a small red, tender spot there.Can it be that I have ruined some of the surgery, or will it be fine?  Read Full »


Dr. Kuljyot Bajaj

Answer: Hello,Welcome to icliniq.com.Thank you for your query.Did you notice any laceration or wound in the area?Is it just a spot or is there any discharge from the area as well?While it is unlikely that a mild trauma with a bruise will affect the final results of the fat grafting procedure to your chin. H...  Read Full »

What is the reason for persistent pain in the surgical site for hernia for the last four years?

Query: Hi doctor, I had a right inguinal hernia surgery, four years back. But still, I have troubles in the surgery wound, especially when I am involved in harder or longer physical activities. I also get hurt if lying down on the side of the surgery. The doctor advised me to get a CT scan, but as I had i...  Read Full »


Dr. Ashaq Hussain Parrey

Answer: Hello,Welcome to icliniq.com.I went through your post. Let me tell you something about hernias.By definition, a hernia means protrusion of abdominal contents through a weak abdominal wall. If your hernia was operated, then it means the contents were returned to abdomen.The best thing for you would...  Read Full »

What is the reason for swelling which is not subsiding 15 days after circumcision surgery?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 43 year old male, and I had a partial circumcision 43 days ago. The swelling has not yet come done. The doctor told me to wait, but it is not getting better. Any idea what is the problem? I do not have any other medical problem.  Read Full »


Dr. Choudhary Devendra

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Kindly share a picture, so that I can see it before any comment. Do you have associated pain and fever or discharge from the wound? Revert with more information to a urologist online --> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/urologist  Read Full »

Do I have to do surgery for the infection caused due to ACL reconstruction surgery?

Query: Hi doctor, I got an ACL reconstruction surgery done two weeks back. There was an infection in the operated site, so they did re-surgery and lavage, three days back. After this, physiotherapy was done for 10 days. So, the pain stopped, but there is still swelling in the knee. Today, the doctor asked ...  Read Full »


Dr. Lokesh

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen the attached reports and photo (attachment removed to protect patient identity). The knee looks to be still infected. Lavage needs to be done till the knee becomes normal and the ESR (erythrocyte sedimentation rate) and CRP (C-reactive protein) values drop ...  Read Full »

I had bleeding from my mouth after four days of tonsillectomy. Why?

Query: Hi doctor,I just had my tonsils taken out before four days. Today, I took a walk down the mall and started to bleed a lot from my mouth. I rush to the hospital, and the doctor asked me to rest. As soon as I got home, I tasted blood and spat a lot of blood again. What should I do?  Read Full »


Dr. Shyam Kalyan. N

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Bleeding after tonsillectomy is one of the most common complications. What you should do immediately is have some ice creams. This constricts the blood vessels and stops bleeding. Bleeding three or four days post operation is most likely due to infection. Are you under an...  Read Full »

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