In case of emergency you should call an ambulance or go to the nearest emergency department
Fortunately major complications after surgery are uncommon however they can be potentially serious and life-threatening if left unrecognised and untreated.
You must seek urgent medical advice if you experience any of the following after your surgery:
• A high temperature (>38 degrees)
• Chills or Rigors
• Increasing or severe abdominal or chest pain
• Persistent nausea and/or vomiting
• Persistent diarrhoea
• Redness, swelling or discharge from you wound
• Inability to tolerate liquids
• Shortness of breath
• Cramping leg pain
• Black bowel actions
If you need to visit an emergency department you should insist that your Surgeon is contacted and informed.