Discharge Instructions For Parents of Children after Orchiopexy
- Discoloration or bruising of genitalia. This is normal and will gradually disappear. This may occur on both the left and right side, even though surgery may have only been on one side.
- Moderate to severe discomfort.
CALL PHYSICIAN IF:
- Unable to urinate for 8 hours after surgery.
- Unable to tolerate liquids without vomiting.
- There is active bleeding.
- Fever over 101.5Â°F.
- No relief of pain with medication.
- Unable to have a bowel movement after several days. The prescription pain medication given can cause constipation. Try stopping the prescription pain medication and switching to plain Tylenol and ibuprofen. Also try increasing water intake, drinking prune juice, eating raisins, prunes or using over the counter glycerin suppositories.
- Give pain medication as prescribed by your doctor.
- Return to normal activities with the exception of straddle type toys, (bicycles, tricycles, swings or monkey bars) for two weeks after surgery.
- Start with a clear liquid diet. If this is well tolerated you may restart their regular diet. Nausea and vomiting may occur after anesthesia. If this happens, hold feedings for 1 to 2 hours, then begin with clear liquids again.
- Your child may take a tub bath the next day after surgery. Leave the piece of tape (steri-strip) on the groin incision in place. It will come off on its own, or if it is still on at the time of your post-op visit, the doctor will then remove it. NO swimming in pool or a natural body of water for 5 days.
- You will need to call the surgeon’s office at 602-254-5561 the day after surgery to make a postoperative appointment for 2 weeks after the date of surgery.