When should I contact my doctor after female pelvic laparoscopy?

Contact your doctor immediately if you experience any of the following:

  • Persistent nausea and vomiting for more than 24 hours
  • Temperature over 100 degrees Fahrenheit for more than 24 hours
  • Redness, swelling, drainage, or bleeding around the incision
  • After the first day of surgery: menstrual flow that is heavier than normal, heavy bleeding with clots, or soaking a sanitary pad in less than 2 hours

Last reviewed by a Cleveland Clinic medical professional on 05/13/2014.


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