Why is it done?
- Prolapsed urethral mucosa causing pain and bleeding
- Occurs from childhood to old age
How is it done?
- This procedure is done under a spinal/general anaesthetic, as decided by the anaesthetist.
- The legs will be elevated into the lithotomy position. (stirrups)
- This procedure is done with cystoscopy.
- Your bladder and urethra is inspected with cystoscopy
- The prolapsed mucosa will then be excised at the external meatus.
- Dissolvable sutures will be placed for hemostasis
- A catheter will be placed until you are awake for some compression.
- Prophylactic antibiotics will be given to prevent infection.
- Any anaesthetic has its risks and the anaesthetist will explain all such risks.
- Complications: hemorrhaging, and urine retention
- Patients catheter will be removed the next morning.
- If you cannot urinate after 2-3 attempts, a catheter may be inserted to empty your bladder.
- You may be required to keep the catheter for a few days if you have persistent bleeding or urinary retention.
- NB! Each person is unique and for this reason, symptoms may vary!
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