Pituitary Innovation and Teaching

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
  • Confusion
  • 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