Discuss these risks with the doctor before surgery.
What to Expect
Prior to Procedure
The following may be done:
Physical exam, which may include causing an artificial erection to check the degree of curvature
Blood and urine tests
A discussion about the anesthesia being used and the potential risks
Talk to the doctor about your child’s medicines and supplements. Your child may need to stop certain medicines before the surgery. Your child may also need to take certain medicines to prepare for surgery.
Your child will need to have an empty stomach before the procedure. Ask the doctor when your child will need to stop breastfeeding or eating.
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