1. If you have been given a sedative during the procedure, do not engage in activities that require alertness; no driving, machinery, or consumption of alcoholic beverages today or while taking narcotic pain medication.
  2. Wear a scrotal supporter (jock strap) or firm fitting underwear for 1-2 weeks. Thereafter, you may wear it as long as you are more comfortable with it than without it.
  3. You may remove the bulky dressing inside your supporter the day after the procedure. If you have some drainage from your incision, place a gauze sponge inside until it subsides.
  4. You may resume sexual intercourse when it is comfortable for you, usually five to seven days. Avoid strenuous physical exercise for 1-2 weeks, and gradually increase as tolerated. You may perform all other normal duties.
  5. You may shower in 24 hours. Do not scrub the area. Just let the soap and water run over your scrotal area. Do not take a bath or swim for 5-7 days.
  6. You may notice a small separation of the skin and possibly a small amount of discharge or bleeding. Do not worry about this unless you develop bleeding, signs of an infection - fever, excessive redness, excessive swelling, foul smelling drainage or pain not relieved with pain medication.
  7. You have been given ________________________for pain. You can begin taking your medication at the first sign of discomfort and thereafter as directed.
  8. Apply an ice pack directly on top of the supporter when you get home (a bag of frozen vegetables works well). Use this for the next 12-24 hours. This will help keep the swelling down and provide pain relief.
  9. If you have any questions, please feel free to call the office at one of the above numbers or the Exchange at 601-353-9903