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The recovery of every patient following this type of procedure is different - sometimes for exactly the same procedure the range of recovery is amazing and is one of those things we really cannot explain.

There are some patients who do not take any pain medication and have very little pain and get back to normal mobility within one or two days, whilst there are others, who need painkillers for three or four days.

We encourage you to be as mobile as possible and take pain medication if you feel it is necessary.
The wound itself may become swollen and there can be some bruising in the scrotal area in males. This is not a great cause for alarm. It is due to some blood tracking down with gravity from the wound site.

Complications following the surgery are uncommon but if you do feel that you have a complication you should let us know. The wound may be quite thickened for a week or so, and in fact there is often a ridge palpable for two or three months. This always returns to normal. Possible complications with the wound are infection or severe bleeding. These are both rare as audit of our results has shown. However, if you have any concern you should contact us and you will be reviewed.

MOBILISATION FOLLOWING SURGERY:
You are encouraged to mobilise and be as active as possible. driving is not recommended for about one week, We do not encourage any heavy lifting for some four to six weeks. The repair is strong almost from day one but we believe in being sensible. It is hard to give you actual weight measurements, which you cannot lift. However a general rule would be that you should not lift anything, which is uncomfortable.

Of course, we suggest that when you do cough, sneeze, laugh or strain you place your hand over the wound for some support. We feel we have dealt with most of the common issues following surgery. One matter, which sometimes comes up, is sensitivity to the dressings or even an allergy. You should of course let us know if you have any history of alergy prior to the procedure, but if there is excessive itch or redness or some unusual feature then the dressing can be removed and we should be notified. Occasionally in men the moisture following surgery can cause exacerbation of any fungal problems etc.

 

 

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