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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After pilonidal cyst surgery, how many days of rest do I need?

Query: Hi doctor,I am a high school senior and about to graduate in two months. On the other side, I have a pilonidal cyst. I know that surgery is required to cure the infection on the inner side. My question is that after surgery, how many days of rest do I need? In short, how many days do I have to miss?...  Read Full »

Dr. Arvind Guru

Answer: Hi, Welcome to The days of rest required will depend on the type of surgery done which in turn is dependent on your pilonidal cyst. It would be safe to say around a minimum of 10 days for the most complicated procedures. In the case of simple drainage type of surgery, two to three da...  Read Full »

How can I make the wound due to omphalectomy heal faster?

Query: Hi doctor, I have undergone omphalectomy six months back as I was having endometriosis. The stitch was removed four days later. But I have a raw wound which according to the doctor will heal gradually. I am cleaning the wound using Savlon and dressing the wound and applying T-Bact ointment. But the ...  Read Full »

Dr. Pavan N Murdeshwar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to As you said the wound is there since last 20 days, it has reached a chronic stage. If it is healing it is well and good, but most of the wound at this stage will either: Develop a biofilm due to chronic infection and resist to heal any further. Or develop sufficien...  Read Full »

Why is there pain in the rigth lower abdomen even after appendicitis surgery?

Query: Hello doctor, I had my appendix removal surgery before twenty days via laparoscopy. I am having pain in the right lower abdomen for the past three to four days. Ultrasound shows mild post-operation fluid build-up. I have enclosed my USG report. Is this serious? What does this mean? Please advise ...  Read Full »

Dr. Ahmad Saeed Ahmad Meleha

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have seen the reports. (attachment removed to protect patient identity). When anybody has an intra-abdominal inflammation, there will be inflammatory fluids, which is described as a fluid collection. This inflammatory fluid irritates the abdomen and develops a pain. ...  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 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 yo...  Read Full »

How often re-admission required in a heart surgery patient?

Query: Hello doctor, My question is regarding post-surgery care in heart-related ailments. How is the monitoring done? How often does re-admission occur? How to prevent this?  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Zohaib Siddiq

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Regarding the care of non-cardiac surgeries in cardiac patients, If you are suffering from cardiac problems such as previous heart attack, heart failure, any cardiac valve problem you have to take cardiac fitness before surgery. If fit, then go for surgery. After the...  Read Full »

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 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 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 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 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 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 -->  Read Full »

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