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Commonly asked questions

  • expand to learn moreWhen should you call your surgeon or primary care provider?

    expand to learn moreWhat are signs and symptoms of an infection?

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    expand to learn moreWhat are signs and symptoms of a pulmonary embolism?

    expand to learn moreHow do you take care of your incision and change the dressing?

    expand to learn moreHow soon can you take a bath or shower?

    expand to learn moreHow do you manage constipation after surgery?

    expand to learn moreWhen can you return to your normal diet?

    expand to learn moreWill you set off metal detectors in airports?

    expand to learn moreDo you need to take preventive antibiotics before surgery, procedures or dental work?

    expand to learn moreWhen can you drive a car?

    expand to learn moreWhen can you return to work or your hobbies?

    expand to learn moreWhen can you resume sexual activity?

    expand to learn moreWhen do you need to have your first follow-up appointment with your surgeon?

  • Important

    Please read your discharge instructions for more information about incision care.

    Important

    Ask your surgeon when it is OK to resume having routine dental appointments or any dental work done.

    Did you know?

    Germs (bacteria) that can cause infections in your teeth or gums can be released into your bloodstream during some dental procedures.

    More information

    Visit recoversex.com for more information about resuming sexual activity after surgery.