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Laparoscopic Hysterectomy

What care do my incision sites need?

  • Keep your incisions clean and dry.  Do not apply perfumed lotions or talcum powder to incision sites.
  • Wear clothes that are loose fitting or non-irritating to the incisions.
  • It is common for the incision on your belly button to leak a small amount of watery, pink-coloured fluid after the operation.  This may last for 2-3 days.
  • You may have white strips (steristrips) over the incisions.  If they are still on 7 days after the surgery, remove them in a downward motion. There is no need to apply Bandaids®.   

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