Urethroplasty is the surgical repair of the urethra. Urethroplasty may be needed to repair strictures or if there is trauma to the urethra such as a pelvic fracture.
- Swelling, bruising, and spotty bleeding from the penis is normal.
- The stitches will dissolve in about two weeks.
- You will likely go home with a catheter in your bladder.
- Keep your wound clean and dry. You may shower 2 days after surgery. Shower with your back to water as much as possible. Do not soak in a bathtub, hot tub, or swimming pool for the first two weeks.
- After the catheter is removed, wait 2 weeks before having sex.
- Nothing strenuous for 2 weeks after the catheter is removed or until okayed by your doctor.
When to Call the Doctor
- Increased redness or tenderness after the first 24 hours.
- Pus or blood from the wound. It is normal to have some bloody drainage and/or mucus from around the catheter.
- Pain not controlled by pain pills.
- Temperature greater than 100.5ºF by mouth for 2 readings taken 4 hours apart.
- Problems with the catheter.
- Trouble passing urine.
Urology Clinic: (608) 263-4757
After Hours, Nights, and Weekends: Ask for the Urology Doctor on call. Leave your name and phone number with the area code. The doctor will call you back.
Toll Free: 1-800-323-8942
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Last Updated: 05/13/2013
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