You may have swelling, bruising, and spotty bleeding around the incision.

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.

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 for two weeks after surgery.

Your stitches should dissolve in about 2-4 weeks.

Follow Up

You will have a follow-up visit in the Urology Clinic in 14 days for wound check.

When to Call

  • Increased redness, swelling, bruising or pain

  • Thick or colored drainage

  • Bleeding causing frequent dressing changes

  • Pain not controlled by pain pills

  • Fevers > 101º F or chills

  • Unable to urinate

Who to Call

UW Health Urology


East Madison Hospital Urology


1 S. Park Medical Center Urology


Toll-free- 1-844-607-4800.

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.

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.