Wound Care After Laparotomy?
Morning … Yesterday I just got sterile MOW What foods / activities are prohibited? How to treat wounds How to make them dry quickly? Can you clean it after a few days?
Good evening, thanks for the question
MOW (female operative method) or called tubectomy is one of the permanent methods of contraception for women. This sterile contraceptive method is carried out through surgical procedures. Tubectomy is done by cutting or closing the fallopian tubes so that the egg can not enter the uterus, and will also prevent sperm from walking into the fallopian tubes.
Tubectomy can be done through a laparoscopic surgery procedure by inserting binoculars so that the incision is smaller. Then it can also go through the laparotomy procedure by opening the abdominal cavity. The recovery time for laparoscopy will be faster, whereas for laparotomy due to a larger scar, the recovery time will take longer, which is around 2-3 weeks.
Some things to consider during the recovery period include:
1. Postoperative injuries must be kept dry and must not be exposed to water
2. Do not lift heavy loads first
3. Do not engage in strenuous activity or sex for around 1-2 weeks, after which physical activity begins to be carried out gradually
To be clean the scars can be cleaned, but it should not be on the part that has threads. Cleaning around the wound can be done using sterile gauze and NaCl liquid. The scars are then covered again with sterile gauze.
Consult with a doctor to assess the progress of healing the wound. Regarding food, there are actually no special foods that are prohibited. But you should consume more high-calorie, high-protein foods to support the wound healing process.
That's all, hope you can help