Always tell your provider what drugs you are taking. Also tell the provider about the drugs, supplements, or herbs you bought without a prescription.
During the days before the surgery:
You may be asked to stop taking aspirin, ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin), warfarin (Coumadin), and any other drugs that make it hard for your blood to clot.
Ask your provider which drugs you should still take on the day of your surgery.
On the day of your surgery:
You very often will be asked not to drink or eat anything for 6 to 12 hours before the surgery.
Take the medicines your provider told you to take with a small sip of water.
Your provider will tell you when to arrive at the hospital.
After the Procedure
You may have a catheter to drain urine for 1 or 2 days after surgery.
You will be on a liquid diet right after surgery. When your normal bowel function returns, you can return to your regular diet.
This surgery will very often repair the prolapse and the symptoms will go away. This improvement will often last for years.
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