Reasons for Procedure
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- Trouble passing urine due to urethra swelling
- Blood in urine
- Painful urination
- Urinary tract infection
- Feeling the urge to urinate
- Frequent urination
- Continued incontinence
- Damage to the urethra
- Reaction to anesthesia
- Urinary tract infections
- Current irritation of your bladder or urethra
- The wall of your urethra being easily damaged
What to Expect
Prior to Procedure
- Physical exam, blood and urine tests, and imaging tests
- Discuss with you the type of anesthesia that will be used and the potential risks
- Aspirin or other anti-inflammatory drugs
- Blood thinners, like warfarin (Coumadin)
- Clopidogrel (Plavix)
- Arrange for a ride home from the hospital.
- If instructed by your doctor, do not eat or drink for eight hours before the procedure.
Description of Procedure
Immediately After Procedure
How Long Will It Take?
How Much Will It Hurt?
- Monitor you while you recover from the anesthesia and/or sedation
- Help you to eat and move around again
- Give you pain medicine
- Take medicines as directed. They will help to reduce pain and the chance of infection.
- Avoid hard activity and heavy lifting.
- Drink plenty of fluids, especially water.
- Do not drive or have sex until your doctor says it is safe to do so.
- Be sure to follow your doctor’s instructions.
Call Your Doctor
- Increased pressure or pain
- Not able to urinate
- Changes in frequency, odor, appearance, or volume of urine
- Signs of infection, including fever or chills
- Blood in urine
- Painful urination or a burning sensation
- Leaking urine
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- Reviewer: Adrienne Carmack, MD
- Review Date: 12/2013 -
- Update Date: 01/13/2014 -