In this leaflet you can find information about what you need to pay attention to after undergoing general surgery.
In the operative notes you can find information about the exact type of operation that has been performed.
How do I prevent infection?
- Do not take baths in the tub, swimming pool, or open sea until your stitches have been removed and the surgical site has healed
Pain after the operation
- In most cases the pills you have bought at the pharmacy will be sufficient to relieve pain.
- You can read more about your pain medicine on the next page
- If you experience severe pain, you should get in contact with a doctor
Removal of threads
______ At your own doctor’s practice in ____ days. (you must book the appointment yourself).
______ In the outpatient orthopaedic clinic. (see exact time at your appointment card or in your e-boks).
______ Self dissolving thread.
After the operation
- You must have an adult with you for the first night after the operation.
- You are not allowed to operate vehicles for 24 hours after the operation.
- You can consume normal food or beverages immediately after the operation.
When shall I take my medication?
We recommend you to take your first dose of pain-relieving medicine at:
We recommend that you take the prescribed mediciation at the following hours:
Paracetamol/ acetaminophen 500 mg, 2 pills at:
8:00 am 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 10:00 pm
Ibuprofen 200 mg, 2 pills at:
8:00 am 12:00 pm 04:00 pm 10:00 pm
Name of contact nurse:
What to do if you feel unwell?
You should seek medical assistance, if:
You feel unwell
You get a fever of more than 38 degrees C
You have increasing pain
You experience swelling, redness, or tenderness around the surgical site
If you experience problems within the first 24 hours you can contact:
- The Day surgery Department from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at telephone 38 62 10 41
If you experience problems out of opening hours in the days after the operation, you can contact:
- The Department of Gastroenterology at telephone 38 62 57 62