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.
ξ You may be in the hospital one night or
go home the same day.
ξ It is normal to feel some pain in the site
of the surgery for 1 – 3 weeks. Take
your pain medicine as instructed.
ξ You will most likely have some drainage
from the vagina.
ξ Do not lift more than 10 pounds for 4
ξ Do not drive for 1 week or while taking
narcotic pain pills.
ξ You can resume sexual activity after 1
ξ You may shower after 2 days.
ξ 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
ξ Pus-like drainage
ξ Temperature above 100.4 θ F, by mouth,
for 2 readings taken 4 hours apart
ξ Trouble urinating
ξ Bloody urine
ξ Foul smelling drainage from vagina
ξ 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
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