A patient diagnosed with testicular cancer had testicular surgery. On the day of discharge, the nurse gave him which of the following correct instructions?

"He must report a fever to the physician."
"He must report increased pain to the physician."
"It is safe for him to spend time in a sitting position post-op, as long as he is not in pain."


• If the patient experiences chills, fever, drainage, redness, or increasing pain, the physician should be notified because it may be a sign of infection.

• The risks associated with prolonged sitting with post-testicular surgery is not as high as with prostate surgery. With prostate surgery, sitting must be avoided because it can cause hemorrhage.

• With testicular surgery, a prosthesis is often inserted during the surgical procedure.

• The patient may be allowed to drive one week after testicular surgery.

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