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Post-op/ post operative - following an operation.

Urine retention - accumulation of urine in the urinary bladder.

Incision - area of the skin and underlying tissue which has been cut open in order to perform the surgery

Dehiscence - break down or open and gaping

Suture - stitches

Thrombophlebitis - inflammation of the vein due to a clot within

Ileus - lack of normal bowel movement of the small intestine

Thromboembolism - a clot traveling along the vessel to reach the heart or brain or any other organ

Aspiration - inhaling or choking on food or drink

Anaphylaxis - a kind of severe allergic reaction which could even cause shock

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