• Using only your fingers, apply vaginal estrogen cream once daily on the incision and in the vagina for 4 weeks post-op.
  • Take 2 tablets of stool softener twice daily and Metamucil 1 serving/tablets twice daily for 6 weeks
  • Please take Miralax daily for the first 3 weeks, after that you can reduce the frequency to every other day.


  • AVOID Tub baths for 12 weeks. Showers daily are encouraged.
  • DO NOT drive for the first week. You can start driving again based on the doctor’s decision at your first post-op visit.
  • DO NOT STRAIN to have a bowel movement. Take laxatives as directed above.
  • DO NOT lift anything heavy (over 10 lbs.).
  • NO sexual activity or tampon use.
  • AVOID swimming, biking, or strenuous aerobics for at least 12 weeks.
  • If you need to reach down to the floor for anything, either sit down in a chair or slowly bend down on your knees to pick up.


Please call our office if you experience any of the following symptoms:

  • Heavy vaginal bleeding:  Filling 1 pad per hour for more than two consecutive hours.
  • Increased pelvic or abdominal pain lasting for more than 24 hours.
  • Foul-smelling vaginal discharge in large amounts.
  • Fever greater than 101F or above 100.4 for 4 hours.
  • Persistent nausea and vomiting.
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