When you get home, you may still have a surgical dressing on your incision(s). Either a nurse will visit your home to change the dressing or a caregiver will be taught to do it for you. It’s important that the dressing is changed daily and kept dry.
If you see any signs of infection when changing the dressing, call your doctor. These signs include:
Fever – a body temperature greater than 101°F (38°C)
Drainage from the incision(s)
Opening of the incision(s), and
Redness or warmth around the incision(s)