You may return to your normal diet within 24 hours following surgery. You may note some mild nausea and possible vomiting the first 6 to 8 hours following surgery. This is usually due to the side effects of anesthesia and will disappear quite soon. I would suggest clear liquids and a very light meal the first evening following surgery.
Your physical activity should be restricted for the first 48 hours. During the first few days following surgery, you should avoid lifting any heavy objects (greater than 15 pounds) and avoid strenuous exercise.
In most cases, your incision will have multiple sutures that run along the course of your incision. Expect some redness around the sutures. If there is generalized redness, especially with increasing pain or swelling, let us know. The penis will very likely get “black and blue” as the blood in the tissues spreads. Sometimes the whole penis will turn colors. The black and blue is followed by a yellow and brown color. In time, this coloration will go away.
You may shower 48 hours after surgery. Tub bathing should be restricted for one week.
You should resume your medications unless we tell you otherwise
Use your prescribed pain medication as directed, but do not take additional Tylenol with it.
If the pain is not too bad and you do not need the narcotic, you may take Acetaminophen (Tylenol) or Ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin.)
Problems you should report to us:
Fever greater than 100.5 degrees F
Moderate or severe swelling of the scrotum and /or bleeding
Reactions to medication (hives, rash, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea)
Please call The Urology Clinic at 541-754-1287 if there are any questions.
After hours call 541-754-1150