My son is scheduled to have orchiopexy surgery next week. Orchiopexy surgery is to fix or reverse cryptorchidism. My son’s examination to see if he required surgery, was April 5th and it was confirmed that his testicle has not descended on its own. The surgeon, very nice lady, gave us a diagram of the location of the undescended testicle and drew on it to show us where the incision will be made. It was definitely not where I had expected it to be from my prior internet searches.
The orchiopexy surgical procedure is to move one or both testicles from the abdomen or groin into the scrotum. In my sons case it is his left testicle that has not descended. I hasn’t seemed to bring him any pain but if left too long it could affect growth and function. The whole procedure is an hour long.
We were given pre-surgery feeding guidelines to follow.
For home recovery pain control it’s recommended to use acetaminophen. Swelling of the scrotum and discoloration of skin is common after this operation, as well as minor bleeding. Our surgeon told us at our last visit that when the stitches will dissolve on their own when the incision is healed.
Our son has an appointment this we for a preoperative physical, where I’m sure we will learn more about the operation and any other details we might need to know about pre and post surgery.
Keep an eye out for a new entry on this topic later this week.
That’s about all I have time for today but I hope you all will be back tomorrow and I’d love you hear from you. Questions, comments or ideas.
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