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How long after surgery Until you were allowed to shower? Could you take a shower the next day?

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5 hours ago, Raeerin said:

How long after surgery Until you were allowed to shower? Could you take a shower the next day?

I was able to shower the day after I got home. (Surgery-Mon, Home-Tues, Shower-Wed)

My instruction were: No baths, shower only. My incisions were sealed with surgical glue. I was told to change the bandages after showering. As the glue started to lift at the edges, I was to trim them. I only had to keep the bandages on for about 3 or 4 days. (I heal quickly)

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My hospital discharge instructions said I could shower right away. I was advised not to "scrub" the incisions, just let the Water wash over them although I did sort of scrub around them because I had residual betadine on my abdomen. I was strictly advised against a soaking-type bath or swimming until the steri-strips fell off.

My incisions all had little pieces of fabric tape over them called "steri-strips". I tend to be sensitive to adhesives, but I didn't have any reaction to them aside from the fact that it took at least 2 weeks for them to start peeling. As a nurse, I already knew not to pull them off, so I just trimmed the frayed edges until they finally fell off.

*1 caution against showering right away: make sure you're strong enough to stand for as long as the shower will take (unless of course you have a shower seat). All the post-surgical changes in your body, possible dehydration, and side-effects of medications could cause you to be off-balance or weak. I wouldn't want anyone passing out or falling in the shower 😉

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I was also told I could shower right away, but not to scrub the incisions, to let the soapy Water wash over my stomach.

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Same day for me but no pool or bath for a month

If you a guy ask for a sponge bath in the hospital = JK

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I had a shower on the day after, the nurse came in and helped me to make sure I didn't fall over. I had waterproof dressings.

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I showered the next morning before gong home long as u fell up to it I say go for it

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Next morning at the hospital.

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