Urethrolysis Home Care
Urethrolysis removes scar tissue or can undo a bladder surgery that causes a blockage. It is almost always done through the vagina. In rare cases it is done through the abdomen.
- You may be in the hospital one night or go home the same day.
- It is normal to feel some pain in the site of the surgery for 1 – 3 weeks. You will have pain pills to take when you need them.
- You will probably have some drainage from the vagina.
- Do not lift more than 10 pounds for 4 weeks.
- Do not drive for 2 weeks or while taking narcotic pain pills.
- Sexual activity can be resumed after 1 month.
- You may shower after 2 days.
- The length of time needed before you can return to work depends on your recovery and the type of work you do. Be sure to check with your doctor about when you can return to work.
You will have a follow up visit in the Urology Clinic in 1 – 2 weeks.
When to Call the Doctor
- Pus-like drainage
- Temperature above 100.4 ° F, by mouth, for 2 readings taken 4 hours apart
- Trouble urinating
- Bloody urine
- Foul smelling drainage from vagina
- Pain not controlled by your pain pills
Urology Clinic: 608-263-4757. This is a 24 hour number.
Your Urology Doctor is: _________________________
Nights, Weekends, Holidays: Ask for the Urology doctor on call. Leave your name and phone number with the area code. The doctor will call you back.
If you live out of the area, please call 1-800-323-8942. Ask for the urology clinic or paging.
The information provided should not be used during any medical emergency or for the diagnosis or treatment of any medical condition. A licensed physician should be consulted for diagnosis and treatment of any and all medical conditions. Call 911 for all medical emergencies. Any duplication or distribution of the information contained herein is strictly prohibited.
Last Updated: 02/28/2013
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