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Doctor insights on: Urethral Dilatation Risks

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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

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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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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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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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

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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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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