Inflatable Penile Prothesis Surgery Home Care
The penile implant is made of silicone and other durable materials that the body does not reject. Problems and complications after penile implants are rare.
- Your penis will likely be swollen and bruised for 4-6 weeks.
- You may have a tube to drain urine from your bladder for 24 hours after surgery.
- You will have some pain for up to 3 weeks after surgery. Take the pain medicine as directed by your doctor.
- You will take antibiotics to prevent infection.
- The bandage will be taken off 2-3 days after surgery.
- Your doctor will show you how to inflate the implant approximately 4 – 6 weeks after surgery. It is important to inflate and deflate the device at least once a day, even when not being used for sexual activity.
- Do not lift more than 10 pounds for 4 weeks after surgery.
- Avoid strenuous activity and contact sports for 4-6 weeks.
- You may resume sexual relations 4-8 weeks after surgery.
- When you resume sexual relations, you may have mild pain. It may be helpful to use lubrication (i.e. K-Y JellyÒ) and/or change positions.
When to Call the Doctor
- Not able to pass urine
- Blood in urine
- Increasing pain or swelling in your abdomen, penis or scrotum
- Temperature over 100.4º F by mouth, for 2 readings taken 4 hours apart
- Severe burning or pain when passing urine
- Redness of incision, or blood or pus-like drainage from the incision
- Open skin on the penis where the implant comes out
- Implant does not work properly
Your first follow-up visit will be made before you leave the hospital and usually is a 2-3 week exam for inceision check.
Urology Clinic: (608) 263-4757 (24 hours)
If you live out of the area, call 1-800-323-8942. Ask for the Urology Clinic.
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Last Updated: 03/11/2013
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