Affiliates in Urology Mahmood Hai MD, Muzammil Ahmed MD,
Vijay Kotha MD, Kashif Siddiqi MD,
Amarnath Rambhatla MD
Ph. (734) 595-1166, Fax: (734)-595-6821
Main location: 33545 Cherry Hill, Westland MI 48186

Discharge Instructions
For cystoscopic procedures, stents, penile and scrotal surgeries.

General Instructions

  1. Rest today.
  2. Resume your regular diet. Some nausea after anesthesia is common.
  3. Drink plenty of fluids . We recommend 24-32 oz. over your usual intake daily. Avoid tea, coffee (including decaf), carbonated products and alcoholic drinks.
  4. You may experience some pain and burning when you urinate. There may be blood in your urine. This will get better over 1-3 days.
  5. No sexual activity for 1 week unless instructed otherwise by your doctor.
  6. Please call the urology office today to schedule your follow-up appointment.
  7. Please start the medications prescribed by your doctor today. Please complete the entire prescription and do not share medications with others. If there is a problem taking or getting the medication, call us.
  8. If a ureteral stent was placed, you may experience frequent urination, blood in the urine and occasional discomfort. This may continue until the stent is removed. You must call the office to schedule a stent removal.
  9. If you have been asked to remove the stent yourself, then there should be a string attached to the stent which is taped near your urethra. The stent is removed at the time your physician specified by gently pulling on the string until the entire tube has been pulled out. It is at least 12 inches long. One can take pain medication or anti-inflammatories (eg Ibuprofen) about 30 minutes prior to removal.
Special Instructions for Circumcisions, Penile or Scrotal Surgeries
  1. If you had a circumcision, remove Vaseline gauze dressing on the morning after surgery. You may need to soak in a warm (not hot) tub prior to removal. Apply bacitracin or similar ointment to the wound three times a day.
  2. All other dressing should be removed the second day after surgery unless otherwise directed. You may take showers daily once dressing is removed. No tub baths for 1 week unless otherwise directed.
  3. Wear scrotal support with a jock strap or snug briefs for two weeks if you have had any testicular/scrotal surgery. There is generally moderate swelling and bruising for 1-2 weeks.
  4. No sexual activity until you have seen the doctor.
  5. Apply an ice pack to your groin for 24 hours.
Special Instructions for Patients with Catheters
  1. If you have a catheter in place, wash around it gently with soap and water. Keep the catheter taped to your thigh or abdomen to avoid inadvertent jerking or pulling. Do not disconnect the catheter from the drainage bag unless directed by your doctor.
  2. Some blood might be seen in the bag. This is normal. If the urine is very bloody, and the catheter is not draining well, call our office. 
  3. It is normal to have some leaking around the catheter.


Contacting Your Physician

Your doctor can be contacted by calling (734) 595-1166 during business hours. If the office is closed, call the answering service at (313) 396-0736. Finally, you may call the hospital at (734) 467-4000 to have them contact us. Please do not hesitate to call with any questions or concerns.