Long Journey After Varicocele Surgery?
sorry to ask again after 3 days of operation I went home to my house, which is outside the city, the distance is about 2 hours, is it okay with my varicocele?
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Is the operation you are referring to is an operation for a varicocele?
If so, in principle, the trip is not a problem if it does not risk causing further tissue damage or the loss of stitches in your surgical wound. Things that can be at risk of worsening the wound while traveling, for example:
Great shaking when traveling
Conditions that require you to sit while traveling so that will put pressure on the varicocele surgery area and risk further damage to the unhealed tissue, poor blood circulation to the wound area, or loose sutures that risk delayed healing or infection. So that in the early postoperative phase of varicocele, a safe position during a long trip is actually a lying position
Physical fatigue which can have an impact on reducing the immune system. Even though when you have a wound, a good immune system is needed to support healing.
If these risk factors for deterioration can be avoided during your trip, then this should not be a problem for your surgical wound. However, if you cannot rule out these possible risk factors, we advise you not to take risks if the trip can be delayed. We recommend that you wait for the wound to heal, which is about 5-7 days, or to be more precise you should further consult with the doctor who operated on you. Because surgical wound recovery time varies depending on the type of surgery.
To support wound healing and prevent deterioration, you should do the following:
Keep the wound area clean, avoid exposure to dirt or unclean water on the wound
If the doctor has allowed to treat the wound yourself at home (for example, the wound is closed enough), you can use a physiological saline solution (0.9% NaCl) to clean the wound and cover it with sterile gauze.
Wash your hands thoroughly every time you treat your wound
If there is dry fluid in the wound, put a sterile gauze containing 0.9% Nacl liquid on the dry liquid to clean it, avoiding rubbing movements because it is feared that it will become a new wound.
Nutritious foods that contain high protein such as meat, whole grains, fruit and vegetables, milk, to support the regeneration of cells damaged by wounds and increase immunity so that wounds heal quickly.
Limit physical activity
If there is a wound condition that is more painful than usual, the area around the wound is red, yellowish pus, bleeding, or stitches that open prematurely, consult a doctor immediately as this indicates a risk of infection in the wound.
That's all the explanation from me, hopefully it helps and is useful :)
dr. Princess Claudya