Epididymectomy Post-Op Instructions
- Rest the day of and after the procedure.
- Resume your regular diet. Some nausea after anesthesia is common.
- Drink plenty of fluids . We recommend 24-32 oz. over your usual intake daily. Avoid tea, coffee (including decaf), carbonated products and alcoholic drinks.
- You may experience some pain and burning when you urinate. There may be blood in your urine. This will get better over 1-3 days.
- No sexual activity for 1 week unless instructed otherwise by your doctor.
- Please call the urology office today to schedule your follow-up appointment.
- Please start the medications prescribed by your doctor today. Please complete the entire prescription and do not share medications with others. If there is a problem taking or getting the medication, call us.
- If a ureteral stent was placed, you may experience frequent urination, blood in the urine and occasional discomfort. This may continue until the stent is removed.
Special Instructions for Endoscopic Procedures
- This may cause a burning sensation with urinating for 2-3 days.
- You may pass blood in your urine over the next 3-5 days, progressively getting better.
- You may have some bladder irritability, urgency, frequency and or incontinence. With most of the transurethral procedures, you will be discharged with Detrol to relax your bladder.
Circumcisions, Penile or Scrotal Surgeries
- If you had a circumcision, remove gauze dressing on the morning after surgery. You may need to soak in a warm (not hot) tub prior to removal. Apply Bacitracin or similar ointment to the wound three times a day.
- All other dressing should be removed the second day after surgery unless otherwise directed. You may take showers daily once dressing is removed. No tub baths for 1 week unless otherwise directed.
- Wear scrotal support with a jock strap or snug briefs for two weeks if you have had any testicular/scrotal surgery.
- No sexual activity until you have seen the doctor.
- Apply an ice pack to your groin for 24 hours.
Special Instructions for Patients with Catheters
- If you have a catheter in place, wash around it gently with soap and water. Keep the catheter taped to your thigh or abdomen to avoid inadvertent jerking or pulling. Do not disconnect the catheter from the drainage bag unless directed by your doctor.
- Some blood might be seen in the bag. This is normal. If the urine is very bloody, and the bag does not appear to be draining well, call our office.