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Home Care After Your Celiac Plexus Block or Neurolysis (nerve destruction) (7483)

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Home Care After Your Celiac Plexus Block or Neurolysis
(nerve destruction)

What to Expect

You may notice a mild soreness in
your throat. You may wish to
gargle with lightly salted water or
suck on hard candy.

You may have a feeling of fullness
or gas pains.

At Home
You must have an adult to take
you home. You should not drive

Do not drink alcohol. Do not take
tranquilizers or sleeping pills

Rest today. You may resume
normal daily tasks tomorrow.

You may resume your routine
medicines unless told otherwise.

Your doctor will let you know if
you need to be on a clear liquid

diet, otherwise, start with a light
diet the day of the procedure.

Your doctor will tell you when to
restart your blood thinners.

There may be some soreness and
redness at the IV site for a day or
two. You can relieve this by
placing a warm. Moist washcloth
over the area. Please contact your
primary doctor if this does not
improve in a couple of days.

Do not make any important
decisions today.

Call your doctor if you have:

 Fever above 100.4°F or 38°C
for 2 readings taken 4 hours
 Pain that is new or more
severe than the pain you had
before the procedure
 New symptoms in your legs
such as numbness, tingling or

 Nausea, vomiting, abdominal
fullness or bloating
 Increasing stomach or back
 Fainting spells
 Blood stained urine or stools
 Severe diarrhea

Phone Numbers

If you have questions or concerns within 24 hours of your celiac plexus
procedure, please call the Procedure Center at the number below.

Doctor _______________

Gastroenterology Procedures, Monday - Friday, 7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
(608) 263-8094.

After clinic hours, call the paging operator at (608) 262-0486 or toll free at
1-800-323-8942. Ask for the Gastroenterology (GI) doctor on call. Leave
your name and phone number with the area code. The doctor will call you

Your health care team may have given you this information as part of your care. If so, please use it and call
if you have any questions. If this information was not given to you as part of your care, please check with
your doctor. This is not medical advice. This is not to be used for diagnosis or treatment of any medical
condition. Because each person’s health needs are different, you should talk with your doctor or others on
your health care team when using this information. If you have an emergency, please call 911.
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