What to expect after discharge from the hospital

Your child will be ready for discharge from the hospital when he or she can eat a regular diet, has no fever or drainage from the incision, and has normal bowel function.

Most children will require a few days of rest at home before returning to school, and three to four weeks before returning to gym and sports.

Follow-up office appointment

A follow-up outpatient visit will be scheduled for four weeks after your child's surgery. Your child's health care provider will examine the wound and evaluate his or her recovery.

Last reviewed by a Cleveland Clinic medical professional on 11/18/2016.


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