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



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. 



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



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. 



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. If you are a Gillette patient with urgent questions or concerns, please contact Telehealth Nursing at 651-229-3890.