What to expect

  • 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.

After today:

  • 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.