1. You will likely have swelling, bruising, and spotty bleeding around the incision. 

  2. Keep the pressure-dressing on your penis as instructed by your doctor. Change the outer dressing if it becomes soiled. You may be told to remove the dressing after 24 hours. It depends on your doctor. 

  3. Keep your wound clean and dry. You may shower 48 hours after surgery. Do not soak in a bathtub, hot tub, whirlpool tub, or swimming pool until two weeks after surgery.

  4. Your stitches should dissolve in about 2 – 4 weeks.

  5. You will be seen for follow-up in the Urology Clinic in 14 days for wound check.

When to Call the Doctor

  • Increased redness, swelling, bruising or pain

  • Thick or colored drainage or bleeding causing frequent dressing changes

  • Pain not controlled by pain pills

  • Fevers > 101º F or chills

  • Unable to urinate

Phone Numbers

UW Health Urology


UW Health at The American Center Urology


UW Health One South Park Urology


After hours, nights, weekends, and holidays, the clinic number is answered by the paging operator. Ask for the Urology doctor on call. Leave your name and phone number with the area code. The doctor will call you back. The toll-free number is: 


Your medical record number is: _____________________________.

If you are a patient receiving care at UnityPoint – Meriter, Swedish American or a health system outside of UW Health, please use the phone numbers provided in your discharge instructions for any questions or concerns.