When to Call the Doctor
If after surgery, you experience any of the following symptoms or situations, please contact the doctor’s office during working hours or the physician exchange if after hours.
- If you have a fever (meaning a temperature of more than 101*F). Take your temperature with a thermometer before calling your doctor.
- If your pain is not controlled even though you are taking your pain medication the way it was prescribed.
- If you experience nausea and vomiting.
- If you have fluid drainage or increasing redness around your abdominal incision.
- If you experience an increase in bleeding or foul smelling discharge from your vagina.
- If you are unable to urinate after your catheter is removed.
- If you need a prescription re-filled. Make sure you have your pharmacy’s phone number available before you call the doctor.
- Any time you feel something seems wrong, not progressing well or you are afraid.