What to Expect
- Slight redness, swelling, and scant drainage along the incision.
- Mild to moderate discomfort.
- Bruising as the tissue heals.
- Mild burning with urination, frequency, and/or urgency.
- Low-grade fever.
- Mild nausea and vomiting secondary to anesthesia.
- No sexual intercourse until cleared by physician.
- Check with physician regarding specific work instruction.
- Remove gauze in 48 hours; if gauze falls off earlier, then just leave it off.
- Shower only after 48 hours; tub baths or submersion in water okay after two weeks.
- Wash incision with soap and water.
- Use ice pack for the first 48 hours as needed.
- Apply Neosporin antibiotic ointment to tip of penis twice a day. Once gauze is removed, apply directly to suture line.
Diet and Elimination
- Diet as tolerated.
- Increase water intake to keep urine clear.
- Avoid straining with bowel movements.
Call our Office if:
- Increasing pain and swelling
- Fever greater than 101.5 F
- Difficulty voiding.
- Severe nausea and vomiting.
West Coast Urology
Lawrence R. Paletz, MD
Ernest H. Agatstein, MD FACS
Shahrad Aynehchi, MD FACS
Sepehr Nowfar, MD, MPH
Inglewood (310) 673-3333 Downey (562) 923-0706 Los Alamitos (562) 449-4183