What to Expect During Your Penile Plication Procedure

Day of procedure

  • Resume your prescribed medications EXCEPT for aspirin or blood thinners (coumadin, warfarin, heparin, and the like).
  • Take your new prescribed medications.

24 hours after

  • Take your regular medications.
  • May resume blood thinners if this has been okayed at clinic visit.
  • Continue pain medications if needed. May take Tylenol extra-strength INSTEAD of prescribed medications if desired.

48 hours after

  • Take your regular medications.
  • May resume blood thinners if this has been okayed at clinic visit.
  • Continue pain medications if needed. May take Tylenol extra-strength INSTEAD of prescribed medications if desired.

72 hours after

  • Take your regular medications.
  • May resume blood thinners if this has been okayed at clinic visit.
  • Continue pain medications if needed. May take Tylenol extra-strength INSTEAD of prescribed medications if desired.

Miscellaneous

  • Narcotic pain medication may cause constipation, itching, nausea/vomiting, wooziness. Make sure you are having regular bowel movements (may use Metamucil, milk of magnesium, and the like) and that you do NOT drive if taking narcotic medications.

Post-Surgery Instructions

Day of procedure

  • Do NOT drive a car, make important personal or legal decisions, or be left alone without assistance.
  • Take it easy and avoid unnecessary activity.
  • ICE IS YOUR BEST FRIEND: apply a cold pack (never directly on the skin) intermittently (20 minutes at a time) for 48 hours.

24 hours after

  • Return to Dr Brant’s clinic for a wound-check and for your first dressing change.
  • May clean yourself with a washcloth but do not shower for five days after the operation
  • ICE IS YOUR BEST FRIEND: apply a cold pack (never directly on the skin) intermittently (20 minutes at a time) for 48 hours.

48 hours after

  • Change the dressing once a day for five days.
  • Do not drive, especially if you are having discomfort and/or are taking narcotic pain medications (vicodin, percocet, tylox, and the like).
  • ICE IS YOUR BEST FRIEND: apply a cold pack (never directly on the skin) intermittently (20 minutes at a time) for 48 hours.

72 hours after

  • Continue to change dressing once daily.

Miscellaneous

  • NO sexual activity (sex or masturbation) for six weeks
  • NO bath/hot tub/swimming for two weeks

Diet

Day of procedure

  • Make sure you keep hydrated: drink eight glasses of water a day.
  • Eat bland food (toast, broth, and the like).
  • Avoid alcoholic beverages.

24 hours after

  • If you feel like it, eat a normal diet.
  • Avoid alcoholic beverages.

48 hours after

  • Continue normal diet and good fluid intake.

72 hours after

  • Continue normal diet and good fluid intake.

Medication

Day of procedure

  • Resume your prescribed medications EXCEPT for aspirin or blood thinners (coumadin, warfarin, heparin, and the like).
  • Take your new prescribed medications.

24 hours after

  • Take your regular medications.
  • May resume blood thinners if this has been okayed at clinic visit.
  • Continue pain medications if needed. May take Tylenol extra-strength INSTEAD of prescribed medications if desired.

48 hours after

  • Take your regular medications.
  • May resume blood thinners if this has been okayed at clinic visit.
  • Continue pain medications if needed. May take Tylenol extra-strength INSTEAD of prescribed medications if desired.

72 hours after

  • Take your regular medications.
  • May resume blood thinners if this has been okayed at clinic visit.
  • Continue pain medications if needed. May take Tylenol extra-strength INSTEAD of prescribed medications if desired.

Miscellaneous

  • Narcotic pain medication may cause constipation, itching, nausea/vomiting, wooziness. Make sure you are having regular bowel movements (may use Metamucil, milk of magnesium, and the like) and that you do NOT drive if taking narcotic medications.

Contact

Please call the urology services clinic at 801-213-2700 if:

  • Pain is not adequately controlled with medication.
  • Cannot urinate for more than eight hours.

The clinic hours are M-F, 8am–5pm. There is a urologist on-call 24 hours a day, seven days a week for issues that cannot wait until the office is open.

If you feel you have a problem that is an emergency, call 911 or go to a local emergency room.