An orchiopexy is a surgical procedure that places the testicles in the scrotum. 

Diet/Nausea

Follow the guidelines as outlined in the general anesthesia handout

Site Care

Sponge bath today and tomorrow, then resume tub baths. Gently clean the penis with mild soap and water after each diaper change (do not use baby wipes). Apply ointment to the scrotum as directed by your doctor. If stitches are present, they will dissolve. The scrotum may become swollen and discolored. If swelling persists, decrease activity. 

Pain/Comfort

Acetaminophen (Tylenol) may be given for pain as directed by your doctor. Loose clothing will be the most comfortable. 

Activity

Encourage quiet activity. Avoid riding toys, bicycles, jumping, contact sports, rough play, swinging, climbing, physical education class or heavy lifting until rechecked by your doctor. 

Urinary

It should not be difficult to urinate. Ideally, the patient will urinate before leaving the same day surgery area. 

Questions or Problems

Contact Telehealth Nursing at 651-229-3890 if you see any of the following:

  • Fever over 101.5 F
  • Throat irritation
  • Severe pain

This information is for educational purposes only. It is not intended to replace the advice of your health care providers. If you have any questions, talk with your doctor or others on your health care team.