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After your surgery - When should I contact my doctor or nurse?
When should I contact my doctor or nurse?
Call 911 immediately or have someone take you to the nearest emergency hospital if you notice any of the following:
- Significant bleeding that does not stop with pressure or if there is a sudden gush of blood from your nose.
- Severe pain
- Fever (above 38.5°C or 100.5°F)
- Worsening headache
- Stiff or sore neck especially if fever is present
- You feel very weak, nausea (dizzy) or are vomiting
- Worsening vision
Call your neurosurgeon or nurse practitioner if you notice any of the following:
- Worsening pain
- Stiff neck or headache
- Vision is worse
Call your ENT surgeon if you notice:
- Nasal discharge or bad smell
- Nose bleeding
- Clear or yellow nasal fluid leakage
Call your endocrinologist if you:
- Are very thirsty or if you produce a lot of urine (pee)
- Extreme weakness
If in doubt, please contact a health professional.
Page last updated: November 22, 2016