Post-Operative Instructions for Vulvectomy Patients
In a spray bottle, mix water with a little bit of peroxide. Spray the wound after each urination or bowel movement. If there is intense burning, omit the peroxide. Blow dry the area after each rinse with a hairdryer on a low setting.
Patient should have 2-3 sitz baths a day for 15-30 minutes.
Patient is not allowed to wear panties or pads for 2-4 days. Keep the vulva open to air as much as possible. Use a pillow to keep your legs apart while you are in bed.
Expect some drainage, spotting, swelling, bruising, and slight odor. If there is significant increase in any of the above, please contact our office immediately.