Recovering From Surgery

Learn about recovery timelines, rehab and therapies, dos and don'ts, and other tips for healing and preventing complications.
Recovery begins as soon as your procedure is over. Learn about dos and don'ts, rehab and therapies, and other tips for healing and preventing complications.
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Pneumomediastinum: Symptoms, Causes, Diagnosis, Treatment, and Coping
Tracheostomy
Tracheostomy Care
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Using Narcan (Naloxone) as Overdose Treatment
Man With Constipation
Constipation After Surgery and How to Treat It
Pain or cramps in stomach
Understanding Stool Changes After Surgery
Patient with fever
When Does Fever After Surgery Become a Concern?
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What to Expect When Recovering From Surgery
Peritonitis
Peritonitis: Symptoms, Causes, Diagnosis, and Treatment
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How to Control Post-Surgery Pain Management
Tensor bandage around elbow after operation
The Types of Post-Surgery Pain You May Experience
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Urinary Tract Infection (UTI) After Surgery
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Respiratory Therapy After Surgery
Doctor talking to recovering patient after surgery
Timing of Recovering After Surgery
Anesthesiologist holding oxygen mask over patients face in operating room
When a Ventilator Is Necessary
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Types of Debridement of a Wound
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Types of Lower Extremity Amputations
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Common Causes of Constipation After Surgery
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Malnutrition After Gastric Bypass Surgery
Close-Up Of Woman With Oxygen Mask
Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS) Treatments
c-section scar
How to Prevent or Minimize Surgery Scars
Surgeon closing stitches
What to Know About How Wounds Are Closed
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Surgical Wound Dehiscence and Evisceration
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Step-By-Step Surgical Bandage Changing Instructions
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Complications and Common Problems After Surgery
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Causes and Cures for Trouble Sleeping After Surgery
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Causes of Sore Throat After Surgery
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Causes of Hypertension After Surgery
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Signs and Symptoms of Depression After Surgery
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How Long After Surgery Before You Can Take a Bath
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Pus: Types, Causes, Treatment, Prevention
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Morphine and Surgery: Drug Usage, Side Effects, and Risks
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Breathing Treatments After Surgery
Urethrotomy
Urethrotomy: Uses, Side Effects, Procedure, and Results
Doctor Wearing White Coat Visiting Mature Female Patient In Hospital Bed
What to Know About Flumazenil
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Signs and Symptoms of an Infection After Surgery
Filling up a glass of water from the tap
Recovering After Hemorrhoid Surgery
Woman with stomach cramps
What to Do If You Can't Urinate After Surgery
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Delirium After Surgery While Hospitalized
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Ten Common Complications and Concerns After Surgery
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Dosage, Risks and Side Effects of Fentanyl With Surgery
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Preventing Deep Vein Thrombosis After Surgery
Woman Driving Her New Car
When Can I Drive After Anesthesia?
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Arterial Blood Gas (ABG) Tests and Results
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Difference Between Sepsis Infection and Septic Shock
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High Blood Sugar Levels After Surgery
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Overview of Blood Culture Lab Test Results
Surgical nurse scrubs her hands
Sepsis: Overview and More
Surgery Images, Surgery Patients Images,
Pus and Your Surgical Incision
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Blood Thinners Before, During and After Surgery
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Having Anal Sex After Surgery
Bracing while coughing, how to cough after surgery
Atelectasis After Surgery - What is Atelectasis
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Preventing and Treating Pressure Ulcers After Surgery
Nurse setting up IV
What's in Your IV Pain Meds?
Man in the hospital after surgery
Experiencing Chest Pain After Surgery
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Tips for Losing Weight After Weight-Loss Surgery
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How to Care for a Surgical Wound - Incision Care Made Easy
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Caring for Your Incision After Surgery
Hand washing
Common Infections Acquired During Hospital Stays
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How to Care for Dissolvable Stitches
Wound care
What to Do If a Surgical Incision Starts to Open