- 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.