After surgery, your child may feel tired. He will need to recover in his crib or bed for a few days. Let him return to his normal activities when he 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 his 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 call line 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 call 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 call line if your child has any problems.
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Current as of: August 12, 2016
Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine
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