POST Laser prostatectomy SURGERY INSTRUCTION SHEET
Greenlight, Revolve – Outpatient Surgery
You may return to your normal diet within 24 hours. For the 1st week plan on drinking 8-10 glasses of fluids per day.
Most patients will go home with a Foley catheter in their bladder that will be removed in one to three days. Expect to see small amounts of blood in your urine for a week. Mild discomfort such as slight burning during urination may occur. Other symptoms you may experience include, greater frequency and urge to urinate.
For the first 10 days:
- No lifting heavy objects (anything greater than 15 lbs.)
- No driving a car and limit car rides to short distances
- No sexual activity
- No strenuous exercise, limit stair climbing to a minimum. No severe straining during bowel movements – try a laxative if necessary.
You can resume your pre-surgery medications unless told not to. Ask your doctor when you can resume aspirin, plavex, ibuprofen, coumadin, fish oil and vitamin E. Usually you will be given an antiobiotic. Pain medication (narcotics) is usually not required.
Call our office if:
- A fever over 101 degrees
- The catheter is blocked due to heavy bleeding or clots
- Inability to urinate
- Drug reactions, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea
- Severe burning or pain with urination that does not improve.
Your doctor should tell you when you should return to the office. Call your doctor to arrange the followup appointment.
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