The patient may return home several hours after the operation with written instructions concerning activities, signs of bleeding or infection, or any other unusual reaction. Oral narcotic is supplied, and an ice pack may be applied locally for several hours. The patient should rest in bed except for voiding in the bathroom on the day of surgery. A suspensory for men is optional. Physical activity is restricted for an additional few days. Many experience improvement after 3 days, and some may drive or return to light duty work after 5 to 7 days. Vigorous exertion, as in sports, is limited for a few weeks, and extreme exertion should be avoided.