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Thursday, August 21, 2014
Urinary Tract Cancers
Spermatocelectomy Post Op
I had a spermatocelectomy 8 days ago and while I feel some tenderness have not had much pain or discomfort and have needed no pain meds whatsoever, even ibuprofen. My wife and I received almost no useful post op information when I was discharged. My doctor has scheduled a follow up visit for seven weeks. When I called up to get some information about when I would be able to resume sex with my wife a nurse told me that I should wait until I saw the doctor. Is it typical to need to wait seven weeks to have sex. Also I was wondering why the doctor is waiting so long for a followup. Is that also typical?
It is typical to wait at least 4 weeks for a follow up appt. By that time everything is healed. As far as intercourse with your wife, if you are not having any dyscomfort there is generally no reason to obstain.
Marc F Cymes, PA
Clinical Instructor of Urology
School of Medicine
Case Western Reserve University