It is very important that you follow your post-operative instructions carefully. If you have a concern you may call your General Practitioner (GP) or Dr Prodger in hours or out of hours contact your after hours GP or emergency hospital. Dr Prodger’s rooms will provide you with advice on what to do in consultation with Dr Prodger. Symptoms to be concerned about include sudden shortness of breath, chest pain and calf swelling or if your wound becomes very hot, red, or has discharge and if you have a high temperature. These symptoms may not be anything to worry about, however it is better to be sure.