Circumcision / Penile Surgery Post-Op Instructions
- Remain in bed or on the couch for the rest of the day after the procedure. Do not sit in a recliner or in any position in which the middle of your body is lower than your head or feet.
- Use Tylenol (Acetaminophen) for discomfort. Do not take any Aspirin or Aspirin-containing products.
- Apply ice intermittently for two days after the surgery.
- Remove the dressing in two days. A small amount of blood (enough to stain the gauze pad), some tenderness, and mild swelling in the area of the incision are not unusal and should subside within seventy-two hours. These should cause no alarm but if there is any inflammatory process such as an unusual amount of pain, large swelling of the scrotum, redness, bleeding or fever, report this to your physician at 941-309-7000. If he cannot be reached, ask for the operator for the Resident Physician on call for his service. If for any reason you cannot reach a physician, you may go directly to the Emergency Room.
- You may shower on the second day following the surgery. Wash the scrotum and penis genty. Dry by blotting the skin, do not rub.
- Avoid strenuous activity until after the fifth day following the surgery.
- If there are stitches they will dissolve by themseleves. They do not require removal. It is not unusual for the skin of the scrotal sac and penile shaft to be black-and-blue (bruised). This will usually disappear within one week.
- Do Not Resume sexual activity until seen by a physician.
Should any questions arise of if you have any flu-like symptoms, call our office at 941-309-7000.