POST-INSERTION BIOTE FOR MEN

Your insertion site has been covered with two layers of bandages. The inner layer is a steri-strip and the outer layer is a waterproof dressing.
We recommend putting an ice pack on the insertion area a couple of times for about 20 minutes each time over the next 4 to 5 hours. You can continue for swelling if needed.  
Be sure to place something between the ice pack and your bandages/skin. Do not place ice packs directly on bare skin.
No tub baths, hot tubs, or swimming pools for 
7 days. You may shower, but do not scrub the site until the incision is well healed (about 7 days) .
No major exercises for the incision area for 7 days. This includes running, elliptical, squats, lunges, etc. You can do moderate upper body work and walking.
The sodium bicarbonate in the anesthetic may cause the site to swell for 1-3 days. 
The insertion site may be uncomfortable for up to 2 to 3 weeks. If there is itching or redness you man take Benadryl for relief, 50 mg orally every 6 hours. Caution this can cause drowsiness!
You may experience bruising, swelling, and/or redness of the insertion site which may last from a few days up to 2 to 3 weeks.
You may notice some pinkish or bloody discoloration of the outer bandage. This is normal.
If you experience bleeding from the incision, apply firm pressure for 5 minutes.
Please call if you have any bleeding (not oozing) not relieved with pressure, as this is NOT normal. 
Please call if you have any pus coming out of the insertion site, as this is NOT normal.

 Reminders:
Remember to go for your post-insertion blood work 4 weeks after the insertion. 
Most men will need re-insertions of their pellets
4-5 months after their initial insertion.
Please call to make an appointment for re-insertion as soon as symptoms that were relieved from the pellets start to return.  The charge for the second visit will be only for the insertion, not a consultation.  

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