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.
ξ Swelling, bruising, and spotty bleeding from the penis is normal.
ξ The stitches will dissolve in about two weeks.
ξ You will likely go home with a catheter in your bladder.
ξ 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 week.
ξ After the catheter is removed, wait 2 weeks before having sex.
ξ Nothing strenuous for 2 weeks after the catheter is removed or until okayed by your
When to Call the Doctor
ξ Increased redness or tenderness after the first 24 hours
ξ Pus or blood from the wound. It is normal to have some bloody drainage and/or mucus
from around the catheter.
ξ Pain not controlled by pain pills
ξ Temperature greater than 100.5ºF by mouth for 2 readings taken 4 hours apart
ξ Problems with the catheter
ξ Trouble passing urine
UW Health Urology 608-263-4757
UW Health at The American Center Urology 608-440-6464
UW Health One South Park Urology 608-287-2900
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