Call your doctor right away if you experience:
- Fever higher than 100.4 degrees
- Shortness of breath
- Heavy vaginal bleeding
- Severe pain not relieved with your pain medication
- Persistent nausea or vomiting
- Increased pain, redness, or swelling at the incision
Our GYN clinic is committed to ensuring that your post-operative experience is as comfortable as possible. The following information will help answer frequently asked questions and will help you understand some of the common experiences that may occur after your surgery.
You will have your first post-op appointment 3-4 weeks after surgery for evaluation if possible. If you have any questions or concerns prior to or after that,
Please call Dr. Ivanov at his office, (215) 631-3873.
If an ER visit is necessary post-operatively, always go to your nearest hospital emergency room.
The most important tenant of your recovery is to minimize excessive stretching and rubbing of the area repaired – the vaginal opening. The crucial time frame is the first 3 weeks after surgery. Most separations start in the first 2-3 weeks after surgery. Dr. Ivanov does his best to secure the operative site, understanding that of course you have to walk and perform a level of minimal activities. The ultimate success of your surgery is largely dependant on your self-care in the weeks after your procedure/s. Your incisions are VERY delicate, it is very imperative that you follow the instructions as given. Instructions are as follows: