Light dinner and good sleep day before operation is necessary. You may take a tranquilizer, if you need one.
Take a laxative if you are constipated.
Bring loose comfortable clothes, toiletries, shaving kit, and Tape-Recorder if desired.
Avoid Company of individuals who are suffering from cold, cough, before and after operation.
Nothing should be taken by mouth at least for six hours before operation.
Bring with you all case notes, investigations, X-rays Sonography reports etc.
Keep with you all medicines you take normally in addition those prescribed to you.
Discourage small children from visiting the clinic. Memories of unpleasant sights/smell/sounds may prevent them from seeking medical advice when they grow up.
Visitors are discouraged to the hospital when patients need rest in the afternoon and after 9 PM.
If you have a medical insurance, bring the relevant information with you. When you leave the hospital, please ask for all documents, bills, receipts, medical reports, leave certificates etc.
Do not hesitate to ask any quires, doubts, any information regarding operation at any stage.
Alcohol, Tobacco, and smoking is strictly prohibited.
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INGUINAL HERNIA - INSTRUCTION FOR THE PATIENTS
There will be some swelling discomfort, pain. Numbness in the operated part. It is a natural response of the body to any operation. Most of it will settle down within a few days.
You should take a bath without covering the dressing. Water will not enter or in any way cause harm to the incision.
Occasionally some fluid or fat tinged with blood may ooze out of the wound. Do not worry, cover it with dressing
Some people experience a dragging pain in the testicle, this is controlled by wearing a well-fitting underwear.
Hernia is a result of a weakness in the abdominal musculature; it is aptly called a rupture. The defect is covered with mesh which remains in the body permanently without causing any problems This experience is shared by surgeons all over the world during the last decade
As the repair of the defect is done without any tension Patients can walk and even climb stairs within a few hours of the operation. Now there is no need to take rest for several weeks, as was the practice a few years ago. Most of the patients are discharged home within a day
You can use Indian style toilets
You can drive a car any time depending upon your subjective comfort.
Avoid constipation by taking enough water, fruits and vegetables.
I like my patients to come for a check-up once a year for 10 years.