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Can you tell me how is a urethral dilation done for a female?

Can you tell me how is a urethral dilation done for a female?

See answer: Urethral dilation is an outmoded practice with few indications in women compared to years ago. It was thought to be a cure for recurrent UTI or other urinary symptoms. It is now felt that there is little scientific basis for this. However, some women may have truly narrowed urethras (strictures) and dilation with successively larger instruments can temporarily restore normal caliber. ...Read more

Urethra (Definition)

The canal through which urine exits the bladder, discharging the urine externally. In men, it is about 20-cm long with a membranous, prostatic, bulbar, and pendulous segments ending at the glans penis; it gives passage to the spermatic fluid as well as urine. In the female, the urethra is about 4 cm long & in close relation with the anterior ...Read more


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How long does pain last after a urethral dilation?

How long does pain last after a urethral dilation?

Minutes, unless: A urethral stricture is split during dilatation, dilatation was carried out more than 2 dilator sizes sizes beyond a snug fit. Pain is minimized if Lidocaine gel is squeezed into the urethra a few minutes before the dilation. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have urethral dilation for stricture for the second time?

Is it normal to have urethral dilation for stricture for the second time?

Urethral dilation: It is not unusual but there are other therapies that may provide better long term management of your symptoms. A true "urethral stricture"is quite rare in women. The symptoms that are being addressed are usually due to bladder over activity that can be confirmed by urodynamic studies and tested with medications. ...Read more

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Can past urethral dilation my husband had 2 years ago cause fertility and conception problems?

Can past urethral dilation my husband had 2 years ago cause fertility and conception problems?

No, as long as. ..: As long as being able to ejaculate, urethral dilation for urethral stricture should carry no direct impact on men's fertility provided the other related conditions for fertility are adequate. For infertility, both you and your husband should be evaluated, counseled, and tested as needed so to define what the potential factors of infertility could be for individual couples. ...Read more

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I had urethral dilation, for a stricture 4 days ago. Can I take saw palmetto i"am 48 years old?

Urethral stricture: Although there is some evidence to suggest that Saw Palmetto works with benign prostatic hypertrophy, I know of nothing to suggest it helps with strictures. This is a mechanical obstruction that responded best to dilatation. I would follow the advice of my urologist. ...Read more

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I've had cystoscopy and urethral dilation about 4 days back. After the procedure I pass urine about once a day. Is this normal?

I've had cystoscopy and urethral dilation about 4 days back. After the procedure I pass urine about once a day. Is this normal?

See urologist...: Peeing once daily is not normal. If your urine flow is weak and you feel not emptying well, go to see the doctor who performed cystoscopy and urethral dilation.

Best wish... ...Read more

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Had meatoplasty or urethral dilation helped your bladder problems?

Had meatoplasty or urethral dilation helped your bladder problems?

What: You had meatoplasy and urethral dilatation. What is your question? I am sorry if I misunderstood your question. ...Read more

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7 days ago I had urethral dilation to clear up a stricture underneath my scrotum. Had the cath removed Monday and it hurts to masturbate. Isthisnormal?

7 days ago I had urethral dilation to clear up a stricture underneath my scrotum. Had the cath removed Monday and it hurts to masturbate. Isthisnormal?

Expected: Give the trauma from the dilatation at least a week to heal before trying masturbation.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more

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When I google about pigmented female urethral opening, it gives me results about urethral cancer. Mine is black in color & I observed this recently.

When I google about pigmented female urethral opening, it gives me results about urethral cancer. Mine is black in color & I observed this recently.

Here are some. ..: The color of urethral opening alone should not be taken as a sign of urethral cancer especially for a 22-yr female like you as long as being comfortable and having no bleeding and palpable induratiion there or its vicinity. Of course, if still in doubt, see a gyn-doc for more detailed Hx, physicals etc. For confirmation. ...Read more

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I just found out that I'm pregnant and I am supposed to have a urethral dilation tomorrow. Can I still have the procedure?

Notify surgeon: Please notify your surgeon now. You should be sble to contact their after hours answering service. It is not good for the surgeon to find out the day of surgery something so important. The decision to cancel or alter your surgery will be decided by your surgeon. ...Read more

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I am 76 yrs. Female had my urethra dilated why do I still have to a lot?

I am 76 yrs. Female had my urethra dilated why do I still have to a lot?

Here are some. ..: Urethral dilation for females is designed to ease the urethral functional narrowing from "stricture" or spam, but with widely variable symptomatic improvement so some controversy of its practice has remained. As to voiding often, it is related with changing bladder ability to hold the urine which is related with bladder muscle stability (OAB), central nerve change over time (aging), and... ...Read more

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Urethtal pain ongoing and discomfort sometimes freqeuncy. Previous dilation for urethtal stricture 3 years ago. Why does urethra hurt most days?

Here are some...: Please refer the specific concerns about urethral stricture-related symptoms to your treating urologist, who would know more about you than others on line. Clinically, the care of urethral stricture is a lifelong matter but at different pace and evolution. To get things done correctly, follow instructions as described in http://www. Formefirst. Com/eNewsletter06.html. Thereby, you gain much insight. ...Read more

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My husband has urethral structure and needs to have dilation done which he has had a year ago bt has returned. Can this lead to Cancer In the future?

My husband has urethral structure and needs to have dilation done which he has had a year ago bt has returned. Can this lead to Cancer In the future?

No, it has no effect: Uretheral strictures are usually caused by inflammation (urethritis). Their main problem is obstruction to the flow of urine.
So you need to remain under the care of a urologist for some years. No risk of Cancer developing due to a stricturt. ...Read more

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Aftr urination, my whole abdomen scan shows pvr vol 43 ml. Urologist said I hav to do cystoscopy to dilate urethra. Shud I undrgo dis? M a bit worid.:- (

PVR: A post void residual urine volume of 43ml is not highly abnormal. Unless you are having a very weak stream or a split stream, painful urination or blood in the urine the cystoscopy with dilation might be a little excessive? Discuss the indications with your urologist. ...Read more

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How painful is membranous urethral stricture dilatation?

Moderately painful: This most often done using local (Lidocaine) anesthesia in the office, The pain also depends on the severity of the stricture. If severe, an optical internal urethrotomy (cutting the stricture using a cystoscope) may be done with general anesthesia ...Read more

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Is it normal to get shooting pains after a urethral dilatation?

Is it normal to get shooting pains after a urethral dilatation?

Here are some. ..: Genital pain after urethral dilation is expected, but widely varies in its features, degree, and duration among individuals. Such difference in pain reflects the variation of personal pain threshold. Fortunately, most patients tolerate it well through counseling and occasionally judicious use of pain medications. More? Ask and talk with treating Doc. ...Read more

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I've read that urethral dilatation need to be redone hundreds of times and may worsen the stricture. Is this true concerning the membranous stricture?

Possible: Response of a membranous urethral stricture to dilatation depends on several factors e.g. length of stricture, composition of stricture, ease of dilatation, etc....dense, long strictures respond poorly than short, soft strictures.... ...Read more

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I haven't been able to open my bowls since my urethral dilatation 8 days ago. What should I do?

I haven't been able to open my bowls since my urethral dilatation 8 days ago. What should I do?

Here are some. ..: Constipation is very unlikely related with urethral dilation. Instead, poor lifestyle including eating habits and inactivity & drugs is more likely to cause it. For immediate bowel relief, you need enema or suppository - the common one is Dulcolax; if ineffective, visit ER for possible manual evacuation besides above. Furthermore, action to prevent recurrence is essential. So, see Doc timely... ...Read more

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What are the possiblity of recurrence in urethral membranous stricture dilatation. Will it be worse if it recurred?

What are the possiblity of recurrence in urethral membranous stricture dilatation. Will it be worse if it recurred?

Here is reality...: Since life is a one-way street of accumulation, modification, & continuation, and urethral dilation is a form of minor injury to stretch the scar-related urethral narrowing, especially at membranous urethra, its recurrence is almost a rule but with a wide interval. Hence, always be followed with realistic diligence & vigilance. Due to 400-leter space limit, I love to chat with you via 734-846-2699 ...Read more

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Would urethral dilatation end urinary frequency and nocturia caused by urethral structure even for a short period of time.

Possibly: I think you meant urethral STRICTURE.....dilatation will frequently result in relief of symptoms, but only if the stricture is the cause ...Read more

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Scope showed narrow urethra and inflammation. On cipro (ciprofloxacin) for 3 weeks and antiinflammatories, when will the urgency go away? Urethra was dilated 2 weeks ago.

Scope showed narrow urethra and inflammation. On cipro (ciprofloxacin) for 3 weeks and antiinflammatories, when will the urgency go away? Urethra was dilated 2 weeks ago.

Difficult to predict: You have had a lot of physiological trauma and it is difficult for that area to recover quickly. It is worth taking the phenazopyyridine (azo) for relief even though it will cause your urine to turn red orange. Cover yourself for yeast as well since you have had cipro (ciprofloxacin). Avoid being on top during sex in the future as that may cause trauma as well. Betadine douches can be helpful. ...Read more

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Recent cat scan showed prominence of the right renal pelvis without urethral dilates or calculus suggests an incomplete upj obstruction.?

Recent cat scan showed prominence of the right renal pelvis without urethral dilates or calculus suggests an incomplete upj obstruction.?

Several causes: Prominence of renal pelvis can be caused by stasis in capacious renal pelvis, extrarenal pelvis congenital normal variation, and sometimes ureteropelvic obstruction. Usually a nuclear renal scan with Tc99m DTPA or MAG3 can be used to differentiate stasis from true or significant obstruction. ...Read more

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I had a cystoscopy and uretha dilation yesterday and the pain is getting worse! What can I do? 15 and female

I had a cystoscopy and uretha dilation yesterday and the pain is getting worse! What can I do? 15 and female

Please: Consider having an adult or someone who is at least 16 years old ask this question for you. You need to be at least 16 years old to post questions on Healthtap. Thanks. ...Read more

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Dense adhesions between the abdominal wall and gallbladder. US; distal dilation of CBD 7.7mm, no stones. 52, female, what does this mean for me?

Dense adhesions between the abdominal wall and gallbladder. US; distal dilation of CBD 7.7mm, no stones. 52, female, what does this mean for me?

Need more info: If you were having abdominal pain prompting the ultrasound, it could be "sludge" obstructing the common bile duct. This may not be seen as a stone on the ultrasound but may cause the same type of blockage. You need an MRCP (MRI of the biliary tree) to evaluate the common bile duct. If this shows a blockage you will need ERCP (a procedure done by a gastroenterologist) to clear the stones or sludge ...Read more

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My wife had spontaneous pupil dilation in one eye, has lasted several hours, same eye has blurry vision. No other symptons. 48 year old female.?

My wife had spontaneous pupil dilation in one eye, has lasted several hours, same eye has blurry vision. No other symptons. 48 year old female.?

Evaluate: Although your wife is not having pain, she is having acute symptoms that are concerning.
Glaucoma, iritis, or other. I would get things checked. ...Read more