Coronavirus (COVID-19) updates for UC San Diego Health patients and visitors. Learn More


FAQ: Self-Care After Gynecologic Surgery

+ Expand All

What activities can I do after gynecologic surgery?

Is there anything I should or shouldn’t eat after surgery?

I heard narcotic medications can cause constipation. What should I do to relieve constipation?

How should I care for my incision?

What should I take for pain relief?

Should I be concerned if I experience bleeding or spotting after surgery?

How long will my recovery take?

What are normal symptoms experienced after surgery?

When should I call my doctor?