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You've had penile implant surgery to help treat your erection problem. You may feel pain and be tired. You may also have swelling and bruising in the area. During surgery, a thin flexible tube (catheter) may have been put in your urethra and into the bladder to drain urine. This may stay in for a day.
After your surgery, you will likely go home the same day.
This care sheet gives you a general idea about how long it will take for you to recover. But each person recovers at a different pace. Follow the steps below to get better as quickly as possible.
Follow-up care is a key part of your treatment and safety. Be sure to make and go to all appointments, and call your doctor or nurse call line if you are having problems. It's also a good idea to know your test results and keep a list of the medicines you take.
Call 911 anytime you think you may need emergency care. For example, call if:
Call your doctor or nurse call line now or seek immediate medical care if:
Watch closely for changes in your health, and be sure to contact your doctor or nurse call line if you have problems.
Current as of: May 28, 2019
Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review:E. Gregory Thompson MD - Internal Medicine & Christopher G. Wood MD, FACS - Urology, Oncology & Thomas M. Bailey MD - Family Medicine
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