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My son had hypospadias repair at age 1 and meatoplasty at 3.5, which he now needs again. Is this common? Are there possible complications for repeats?
Yes, can recur: Meatal stenosis is quite a common complication after hypospadias repair. Usually taken care by a meatoplasty. Repeat meatal stenosis has occurred which is why meatoplasty needs to be repeated. Ask your urologist whether or not a different technique will be used or whether a larger opening will be created than last time. Consider a second opinion because meatal stenosis can recur time & again. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Here are some ...: Meatoplasy is medical term for a surgical procedure to open and modify the caliber and shape of the opening of a tube in the body, like the one for the end of urethra. So, ask the surgeon for its detail and specifics. ...Read more
Repair of the meatus: The urethral meatus is the hole where urine exits the body. A meatoplasty is a surgical procedure to fix the meatus, to allow urine to flow more normally. In boys, scarring or narrowing of the meatus can be fixed with a meatoplasty. A meatoplasty may be used in a hypospadias repair, a condition where the urethra does not develop normally. In women, scarring in vulva may require this repair. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Pain on urination: Most likely he will have some pain on urination for a few days until the surgical wound heals. How well he will tolerate it depends ob the chills and his age, and how well the pain medicines prescribed by his urologist work. Kids are amazingly resilient and seem to recover from surgery much faster and better than us grown ups! Hopefully a urologist at Healthtap can give his answer to your question too. ...Read more
As a result of a meatoplasty from a circumcision when I was young, is it normal to have difficulty controlling my urine spray when I first begin?
What: You had meatoplasy and urethral dilatation. What is your question? I am sorry if I misunderstood your question. ...Read more
If I had a urethral meatoplasty as a child as a result of my circumcision, is one of the long term side effects spraying of the urine stream?
?size meatal opening: Spraying of urinary stream is common with large urethral opening if urethral meatoplasty was too "generous". Other cause of spraying stream can be a web or a band across the meatus causing 2 or more urinary streams. Recurrence of metal stenosis (Very small opening) causes a high pressure, narrow stream rather than a spraying stream. Spray can occur if there is urethral narrowing proximal to meatus ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Currently being considered for coblation nucleoplasty trial (cervical). Contained herniation. I'm in early 20's. Possible long term complications?
Coblation: Understand, these treatments are low (not zero) risk, but for what purpose? Contained herniation means that there is no pressure on the nerves, and the disc is simply not in a "normal" location within the disc space. Study? Fine. These haven't worked except temporarily in the lumbar spine. I would be pessimistic. Maximize mckenzie pt. Not heat/us/tens as they are useless. If no other option, fine. ...Read more
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