- You must take all the prescribed antibiotics to prevent a post-operative infection. Anti-inflammatory medication and acetaminophen will be given to relieve the pain and laxatives to soften the stools will be prescribed.
- For 5-7 days after the procedure, you should not take a shower which may potentially cause infection. Clean the wound with antiseptic daily in the morning and before bedtime, then use a warm dryer for 10-15 minutes around the surgical wound to keep it dry.
- After a week, you may take a shower. Clean the wound with antiseptic daily after you take a shower in the morning and before bedtime, then using warm dryer for 10-15 minutes around the wound for at least 1 more week to keep the area dry and promote faster healing.
- The suture materials used will dissolve slowly (within 4-6 weeks). This ensures proper wound closure. Itching may be experienced due to the irritation of dissolving sutures in the process of healing. Dr. Vitasna may prescribe antihistamine to relieve the itching. After the procedure, you may observe green- curd like discharge as a result of vaginal yeast infection, possibly following a prolonged use of antibiotic to avoid post-operative infection. Anti-fungal medication or suppository may be prescribed.
Recovery Period after the procedure
- Recovery varies with each woman. On the third day after the surgery, you may walk around. However, you should refrain from doing heavy activities until the 5th day.
- You may return to work 5-7 days after the surgery. Moreover, you should follow Dr. Vitasna’s appointment for follow up examination or treatment.
- Within 2-4 weeks after the surgery, as the surgical wound is beginning to heal, you may start your daily activities gradually and energy-consuming physical activities should be limited.
- After 4 weeks of the surgery, you may do your usual activities. Relaxing exercises, lifting light weights are permitted. However, you should refrain from running, soaking in bathtub, swimming, heavy lifting, cycling, other heavy activities and sexual intercourse for 6 weeks after the surgery.
The rate of post-surgical complications is low especially when laser is utilized by an experienced surgeon and you carefully and religiously follow our post-op instructions. In the unlikely event of a post-op complication, you should immediately see Dr. Vitasna for early examination and treatment and prevent worsening of the complication.