MESA Pre Operative Instructions
- Avoid any medication that thins the blood for 5 days. This includes but is not limited to motrin, aspirin, advil, alleve, and naprosyn.
- Shave the scrotal area the same day, to help minimize the chance of infection.
- Shower with an antibacterial soap, such as Lever 2000 or Dial soap, the night before or morning of the procedure.
MESA Post Operative Instructions
- Remove all dressings, from inside the athletic supporter in 24 hours and replace with just 1-2 gauze pads,. Continue use of a scrotal support for up to 2 weeks as needed for comfort. ( Tight fitting underwear can also be used.)
- Absorbable sutures are used to close the incision and do not need to be removed.
- Intermittently apply ice packs to the scrotum tonight and tomorrow. You may shower the following day with spray on your back.
- Prescriptions for medications to prevent infection and alleviate pain will be given to you; take as directed. Two days post-operatively, Extra-Strength Tylenol or ibuprofen (Advil or Motrin) may be sufficient to relieve discomfort. These are non-prescription medications.
- A normal, well-balanced diet can be resumed when you return home. Make sure to include lots of fluids.
- You can return to normal, non-strenuous activity after 24 hours or when you feel “up to it”. If any activity causes discomfort, do not continue. Activities such as weight lifting and jogging can be resumedin 2 weeks.
- Return to the office for a post-operative check approximately 2 weeks after surgery. Please call (973) 218-9400 for an appointment time.
- You may experience some postoperative discomfort. Complications are rare but can occur.
Common discomforts or symptoms may include the following and do not require a doctor’s attention:
- Bruising and slight discoloration of the scrotal skin. This resolves in approximately 1 week.
- Slight swelling of the scrotum. You may feel “notches,” which are temporary swellings at the suture site if sutures are used.
- A very small amount of thin, clear, pinkish fluid may drain from the incisions for a few days after the procedure. The area should be kept clean and dry.
Post Operative Complications That Require Prompt Medical Attention:
- Wound infection: You may develop a fever. The wound could become warm, swollen, red and painful, with pus draining from the incision site.
- Scrotal Hematoma: Extreme discoloration of the scrotum, throbbing pain, and bulging wound.