Post-Insertion Instructions 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 may 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.



  • Remember to go for your post-insertion blood work 4 weeks after the insertion.
  • Most men will need re-insertions of their pellets 5-6 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.


For post-treatment questions or concerns, call Cunningham Clinic directly at 720-272-9543

For follow up appointments, call Contage at 303-777-8282

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