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WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW:
During this surgery, a testicle prosthesis (implant) will be placed in your scrotum. This surgery is done to replace a missing testicle.
Seek care immediately if:
- Your incision is swollen, red, bleeding, or has pus coming from it.
- Your stitches come apart.
Contact your healthcare provider if:
- You have a fever.
- You feel a lump under your incision.
- You think your testicle prosthesis has moved out of place.
- You have questions or concerns about your condition or care.
- Pain medicine may be given. Ask how to take this medicine safely.
- Take your medicine as directed. Contact your healthcare provider if you think your medicine is not helping or if you have side effects. Tell him or her if you are allergic to any medicine. Keep a list of the medicines, vitamins, and herbs you take. Include the amounts, and when and why you take them. Bring the list or the pill bottles to follow-up visits. Carry your medicine list with you in case of an emergency.
Follow up with your healthcare provider as directed:
Write down your questions so you remember to ask them during your visits.
- Ask when you can return to your regular activities such as taking a shower or returning to work. Ask your healthcare provider if there are any other special instructions you should follow after your surgery.
- Care for your wound as directed.
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