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After surgery, your child may feel tired. Your child will need to recover in a crib or bed for a few days. Let your child return to normal activities when your child seems ready or when your doctor says it is okay. This is usually in 2 or 3 days.
Your child may also have pain, swelling, or bruises in the groin area. Medicines can help with pain. Swelling or bruising should start to go away 2 to 3 weeks after surgery.
This care sheet gives you a general idea about how long it will take for your child to recover. But each person recovers at a different pace. Follow the steps below to make sure your child gets better as quickly as possible.
Follow-up care is a key part of your child's treatment and safety. Be sure to make and go to all appointments, and call your doctor or nurse advice line (811 in most provinces and territories) if your child is having problems. It's also a good idea to know your child's test results and keep a list of the medicines your child takes.
Call 911 anytime you think your child may need emergency care. For example, call if:
Call your doctor or nurse advice line now or seek immediate medical care if:
Watch closely for changes in your child's health, and be sure to contact your doctor or nurse advice line if your child has any problems.
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Current as of: March 1, 2023
Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review:John Pope MD - Pediatrics & Adam Husney MD - Family Medicine & Avery L. Seifert MD - Urology
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