Leaflet number: 318
Review due date: January 2018

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  • Go home and take complete rest for the remainder of the day and have a quiet day tomorrow. It is not unusual to feel tired for a few days
  • If you have severe pain or any other problems within the first 24 hours, contact the A&E Department on 01271 322480.


For the next 24 hours

  • Do not drink alcohol, drive a car or operate machinery of any sort e.g. kitchen appliances
  • Do not sign important documents or agreements
  • Do not bath or shower

You may continue taking your own medications, unless told otherwise.

Going back to work

If you are unsure about when to go back to work, please seek advice from your GP.


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Last updated: October 10, 2019