After the procedure, you may be
taken to a recovery room before being taken to a hospital room. You will be connected
to monitors that will display your heart rate, blood pressure, breathing rate, and
your oxygen level.
Once you are stable and awake,
you will be taken to your hospital room. You may also start to drink liquids.
You may get pain medicine as
needed, either by a nurse, or by giving it yourself through a device connected to
your IV line.
You can slowly return to solid
foods as you are able to handle them.
You may start to take
antibiotics after the procedure is done and continue them for a few days after it.
This is to help prevent infection.
Your recovery will continue to
progress. You will likely have some bruising and swelling in the area where the
probes were inserted. You will be encouraged to get out of bed and walk the same day.
You may be able to go home the same or the next day.
You may notice some blood in
your urine for a day or two after the procedure. Swelling in the penis or scrotum
common. You may also have pain in your belly (abdomen). And you may have burning
sensations which may make you feel the urge to go to the bathroom more often.
The catheter will stay in for 1
to 3 weeks to help urine drain while your prostate gland heals. You will be given
instructions on how to care for the catheter at home.
Arrangements will be made for a
follow-up visit with your healthcare provider.
Your healthcare provider may
give you other instructions after the procedure, depending on your situation.