What should I watch out for in the first week following surgery?

  • Severe abdominal groin or testicle pain
  • Loss of appetite, increasing nausea or vomiting
  • Fever or flu like symptoms
  • Redness/swelling at the surgical site
  • Calf pain or increasing breathlessness

If you experience any of the above it is important that you contact your GP as soon as possible and it is important, if you have had keyhole surgery, to make them aware of this. (Some hospitals may provide you with a contact number if you experience problems in the first week and it would be advisable to ask if they provide one).