When to call your doctor
Call your doctor if you have:
- a temperature of 101 degrees Fahrenheit or higher
- increased pain or tenderness near the incision
- poor pain relief
- nausea or vomiting that won't stop
- increased tiredness
- a generally worse feeling than you had when you left the hospital
- problems urinating
- severe constipation or severe diarrhea
- a concern about any other symptoms that seem unusual.
Call your doctor if you have signs of infection:
- increased swelling
- increased drainage
- increased warmth
- foul smell
- bleeding at the incision
- incision coming apart.
Call your doctor if you changes in circulation:
- increased numbness
- inability to feel or move fingers or toes
- pale blue, white or abnormally cold fingers or toes.