Discharge Guidelines – Laparoscopy and Hysteroscopy

  1. Laparoscopy is generally an outpatient procedure and can be discharged on the next day.
  2. Shoulder pain from the carbon dioxide gas used during surgery and abdominal discomfort are common. It may take up to 1 -2 days to feel normal again.
  3. Your throat may be sore for 1 or 2 days from endotracheal tube.
  4. Pain may be felt at the incision site and fluid may leak from the incisions for a day. These discomforts usually diminish markedly after 2 days.
  5. Plan to avoid any activities that will require concentration for at least 2 days.
  6. One to two weeks rest is advisable after the surgery
  7. After one week, you can resume normal activity like walking, cooking, driving, sitting in front of the computers for 4-6 hrs. etc.
  8. Intercourse, strenuous exercise, lifting of heavy weights, swimming etc, has to be avoided for a period of 2 weeks.
  9. You can continue your normal diet after the surgery.
  10. You can have daily bath in cold or warm water.
  11. Sitting in squatting position to be avoided for one month.
  12. Discharge or a little pain in the wound is common. In case of redness, increased pain or fever do inform us.
  13. It is common to have your menses a little early or late.
  14. You are advised to come for physical checkup after one month of your surgery.