The Next 24 Hours
You may experience one or more of the following side effects for the 24 hours following your procedure:
Dizziness, lightheadedness or sleepiness
You should try to rest of the remainder of the day. Increase your activity as tolerated or as instructed by your surgeon.
Nausea and vomiting
If you experience nausea and/or vomiting, take the medication that was prescribed (if any). Slowly advance your diet beginning with clear liquids such as carbonated soft drinks, tea, apple juice, clear broth and progress to solids as tolerated.
Lack of coordination and ability to concentrate
You may feel slightly feverish the night of your procedure – This is not unusual. Notify your surgeon if your temperature exceeds 101 degrees Fahrenheit.
This should subside within 24 hours. In the meantime, you may use sore throat lozenges and/or other home remedies as needed.
If you have any additional questions please contact your physician office or local MA office.