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At Home After Surgery

What do I need to know?

  • Make sure you understand the instructions that your doctor or nurse will give you about taking care of your wound or any new medications you may need to take.
  • Always clean your hands before and after caring for your wound.
  • Make sure you know who to contact if you have questions or problems after you get home.
  • If you have any symptoms of infection, call your doctor immediately. Signs of infection are:
    • Redness or pain at the surgery site 
    • Drainage at the surgery site 
    • Fever

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