0BDirect Visual Internal Urethrotomy (DVIU)
What is DVIU?
DVIU is the repair of a narrow segment (stricture) of the
urethra. A small scope is placed into the urethra, and a
cut is made to repair the stricture.
It’s normal for you to feel some pain in the area of repair
for about 2 weeks. You will have pain medicine to take
In most cases, you will go home with a catheter. The
catheter could remain in place for 2 days to 2 weeks.
This depends on the amount of repair and your doctor.
We will teach you how to care for the catheter before you leave the hospital.
Do not lift more than 10 pounds for 2 weeks.
Drink at least eight (8-ounce) glasses of fluid daily.
Do not drive for one week.
No sex for 1 week.
You may shower. If you have a catheter, do not take tub baths, soak in a hot
tub, or go swimming.
Nothing strenuous until your doctor says it is okay.
Your doctor will talk with you about going back to work.
4BWhen to Call the Doctor
Catheter not draining.
Problems passing urine after the catheter is removed.
Decrease in the amount of urine you pass.
Temperature over 100.5 θ F by mouth for two readings taken 4 hours apart.
Large amount of blood in urine (you may have some spotty bleeding for a few
You will have a follow-up visit that will be made before you leave the hospital.
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