Post-Operative Instructions

Surgical Site

  • There are no incisions or dressings.
  • There may be tenderness around the rectal area.

Diet and Activity

  • You may return to your normal diet and light activity, as tolerated, after surgery.
  • Please avoid any heavy lifting more than 10 lbs or strenuous physical activities for 1-2 days and then ease back into your regular activity.
  • Staying well hydrated is recommended to help dilute the urine and flush away any potential debris or residual bleeding.
  • Try to avoid constipation and take over-the-counter stool softeners as needed because straining may lead to additional rectal bleeding.


  • Please complete the course of oral antibiotics prescribed before the procedure.
  • Over-the-counter medication such as extra strength Tylenol (acetaminophen) may be used as directed for pain.
  • Please avoid any Aspirin, Advil, Motrin, Aleve, ibuprofen, or any other blood thinners after the procedure for at least two days.

Problems you should report

  • Fevers > 101.
  • Any pain not controlled by oral medication.
  • Uncontrolled nausea or vomiting.
  • Persistent burning with urination.
  • Inability to urinate.
  • Thick blood in the urine (similar to dark fruit punch or tomato juice).
  • Passing blood clots from the rectum.
  • Any concerns or problems, please contact us at (717) 393-1771 anytime.


You will be contacted within 1-2 weeks to review the results of the pathology. You may also be scheduled for an office visit to review results in about 1-2 weeks. Please call (717) 393-1771 to confirm time and location.