As any surgeon will tell you, there are always some risks around even the simplest of surgeries; which can make anyone going under the proverbial knife, a little nervous. Still, most surgeries are needed, whether it is a life-saving one, one that is aimed to alleviate pain, or simply a surgery to make a person’s life easier when it comes to daily routines and living a normal and healthy life.
While the actual surgery itself can be terrifying for some, at times the postoperative recovery can be tiring, scary, and take a significant amount of time. Then, there are the dreaded complications that can arise, post surgery. The best advice is to follow a doctor’s orders (strictly), in order to ensure a successful recovery after a surgery; still, there are times when complications arise, despite a patient’s best efforts to relax, rest, and take their medication.
In most instances it takes about three to five days for post-surgical complications to arise, however, every surgery is different, and so is every patient that undergoes surgery. It is not uncommon for complications to arise during the mid-point or late stages of recovery as well.
At the end of the day, staying tuned into the signs can help when it comes to surgery complications, and ensuring an individual reaches out to their doctor if they see something unusual pop up.
With that being said, below are the top 10 signs and symptoms of surgery complications.
As individuals undergo anesthetics during a surgery, this can cause a tremendous lack of energy, during the postoperative recovery process. While some patients may fluff this fatigue complication prior to surgery, sadly thinking they will be able to return to work right away, most learn rather quickly just how low their energy levels are right after a successful surgery.
It generally takes at least week following a surgery to begin the process of even starting to feeling better. While it may seem frustrating, giving into this fatigue and resting is the only way to get better, after a surgery.