Laparoscopic Post Operative Instructions


  • Diagnostic Laparoscopy
  • Laparoscopic tubal ligation
  • Laparoscopic removal of Ectopic pregnancy
  1. You will experience some shoulder discomfort for 24-36 hours, due to the CO2 gas used during the procedure
  2. You will likely experience some vaginal bleeding after the procedure for 5-7 days
  3. Call the office to make a follow up appointment in 10-14 days
  4. Please call the office if you experience severe abdominal pain, inability to void, or inability to have a bowel movement.  Also if you experience a fever of 100.4, or persistent nausea or vomiting
  5. Take the prescribed pain medication as directed.  It is best to have some food on your stomach prior to taking the medication
  6. You can take Tylenol 500-1000mg every 6 hours or Motrin 600 mg for mild pain
  7. You may drive the day following surgery if you are not taking prescription pain medications.  After your surgery today, rest and drink plenty of fluids