When should the doctor or clinic be contacted after surgery?

Contact the doctor’s staff at any time with questions or concerns after discharge from the hospital.  Clinic Phone 61305015.

Report any of the following occurrences immediately:

  • Incision Problems—Infections following incisions are rare, however these symptoms may indicate an infection.

Report any of the following immediately:

  • Redness or inflammation
  • Increased pain or tenderness
  • Localized warmth
  • Drainage from the incision
  • Opening or pulling apart of the incision
  • Body chills and/or excessive sweating
  • Fever over 100° F or 38° C
  • Pain—Some pain is to be expected after surgery, but excessive pain and any new or unusual pain at the incision or anywhere should be reported immediately. Report calf pain or tenderness, chest pain or shortness of breath, which may indicate the presence of blood clots.
  • Changes in Motion and/or Sensation—Report any significant change in sensation such as numbness or tingling not relieved by rest or position change. Also call if you experience an inability to move extremities or changes in muscle coordination.
  • Urination and Bowel Movements—Immediately report any loss of bowel or bladder control or any burning or urgency with urination.
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