Instructions after All Scrotal Surgeries
Post-Scrotal/Testicular Procedural Instructions (including hydrocele, spermatocele, varicocele, orchiectomy, testicular prosthesis placement)
- Scrotal support should be worn at all times for 2 weeks after this procedure, such as tight briefs or an athletic supporter.
- Ice (frozen corn, peas, popcorn kernels) should be applied to the scrotal area for one hour at a time multiple times throughout the first 72 hours or more if needed to minimize risk of bleeding, swelling and discomfort as well as prolong the local anesthetic effects.
- No strenuous activity should be performed for 2 weeks such as lifting anything heavier than a phone book. Doing so may cause bleeding, pain and swelling. Daily activities may be slowly reintroduced at patient’s pace of comfort.
- No sexual activity for the first week after this procedure. You may resume as tolerated after that point.
- You may shower after 48 hours but no bathing for 1 week.
- If a drain was left in place, please dress appropriately as instructed and keep any scheduled follow up appointment for drain removal, typically in 2-3 days following the procedure.
- Typically, you will have a follow-up appointment with your surgeon 3 weeks after the procedure.
- Post-operative medications tend to include a pain medication, an antibiotic and possibly a stool softener. These prescriptions will be provided on an individual basis as determined appropriate by the surgeon.
If there is fever greater than 101F, rapid swelling, significant discoloration or uncontrolled discomfort, please do not hesitate to let us know by calling (228) 575-1600.