Urethrotomy, also known as Direct Visual Internal Urethrotomy (DVIU), is a surgical procedure to repair the narrowing of the urethra and relieving bladder pressure. Urethra is the tube through which urine passes from the bladder to the outside of the body.
DVIU is performed to treat urethra scarring that may be caused by an infection or injury. If not treated in time, urethral stricture can cause further aggravate in infection leading to inability to urinate or empty bladder. It can also cause prostate problems in men.
The doctor will recommend:
A thorough physical exam, urine test and routine tests, based on the medical history
Stopping blood thinning medications at least 10 days before the procedure
Fasting for 8 to 10 hours prior to the procedure
Generally, the patient can go home on the same of the procedure.
For a few weeks after the procedure, the doctor will recommend to:
Take care of cathether and drainage system till it is removed.
Avoid any strenuous physical activity like lifting heavy objects or jumping.
Avoid sexual activity.
The catheter is removed in about a week from the surgery. Complete recovery takes about 3 to 4 weeks.
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