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After surgery, you are likely to have pain for a few days. The area around your navel may be swollen for several weeks. You may also feel like you have influenza (flu), and you may feel tired and nauseated. This is common.
You should feel better after a few days.
This care sheet gives you a general idea about how long it will take for you to recover. But each person recovers at a different pace. Follow the steps below to get better as quickly as possible.
Follow-up care is a key part of your treatment and safety. Be sure to make and go to all appointments, and call your doctor or nurse call line if you are having problems. It's also a good idea to know your test results and keep a list of the medicines you take.
Call 911 anytime you think you may need emergency care. For example, call if:
Call your doctor or nurse call line now or seek immediate medical care if:
Watch closely for changes in your health, and be sure to contact your doctor or nurse call line if:
Current as of: November 7, 2018
Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review:Steven J. Atlas MD, MPH - Internal Medicine & Heather Quinn MD - Family Medicine & Brian D. O'Brien MD - Internal Medicine
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