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Do I Need To Do Anything After?

Medical staff monitor you for a few hours after your surgery to make sure that you're recovering well and not having any adverse reactions to anesthesia. Contact your doctor if you develop a fever, strong pain at the incision site, or bleeding from the incision. You may need a follow-up visit so that your doctor can remove stitches and make sure you are recovering well.

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