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Preparing Normal Saline Solution for Vaginal Irrigation

Instructions

During your post-operative period (until the sutures in your vagina have healed), the vaginal irrigations will need to be performed with normal saline solution.

  • Bring one gallon of water to a rolling boil and then add one tablespoon of table salt.
  • Continue to boil for 10 minutes.
  • The solution should be cooled to room temperature and stored in a clean sealed container.
  • This solution should be discarded after 24 hours and new solution prepared.
  • Always remember to cool the normal saline to room temperature prior to use.

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  • (734) 998-6022, Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
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