Your child’s urine may be pink or red for 2 to 3 days after the procedure.
Call your doctor if your child’s urine stays pink or red for longer than 1 week.
When your child urinates, it will be uncomfortable. To help with this, the child may sit in a tub of warm water to urinate. This will make them more comfortable.
Use a mild soap such as Ivory®.
Do not use perfumed soaps or bubble bath in tub baths.
Special instructions for girls
Please instruct girls to wipe from front to back to prevent bacteria from entering the urinary tract.
Your child had general anesthesia.
Your child should rest quietly for the next 24 hours or have quiet supervised play.
Your child may be unsteady on his/her feet.
Naps may be off schedule today. They may be longer or shorter than usual.
Your child’s activity can be as it was before surgery unless restricted by your doctor.
Your child may eat or drink as usual.
If vomiting occurs, do not give your child anything to eat or drink for 2 hours. Then offer small amounts of clear liquids or half strength juice until your child does not vomit any more. Your child may then slowly start on their normal diet.
Your child may take Tylenol® (acetaminophen) or Motrin® (ibuprofen) for discomfort if the pain is mild.
Rev. 2/2013. This document is intended to provide health related information so that you may be better informed. It is not a substitute for a doctor's medical advice and should not be relied upon for treatment for specific medical conditions.