Post Surgery / Procedure FAQ

CYSTOSCOPY (at the office or at the hospital)

  • Blood in the urine – You will have blood in the urine on and off for several days after your procedure.  Unless you are passing blood clots larger than the heads of matches, don’t be alarmed.  You may also see white tissue in the urine.
  • Burning with urination – this is very common, and will go away in 1 to 3 days.  You can also take PYRIDIUM, available over the counter at any pharmacy.  Pyridium will turn the urine orange or even red, but can sooth the burning.

I CAN’T URINATE AT ALL!

  • You need to have a catheter placed immediately. After hours, go to the emergency room for relief.

PROSTATE BIOPSY

  • After a prostate biopsy, it is normal to have blood in the urine, stool, or semen for several weeks.  Do not worry about the color, as long as you are able to urinate or have bowel movements.
  • A low grade temperature is normal – up to 100.5 degrees F.
  • Call immediately if your temperature is over 101.5 degrees, as this might indicate a more serious problem. Make sure that you take all the antibiotic pills that were prescribed to you before the procedure.

BLADDER SUSPENSION

  • Vaginal discharge – It is normal to have vaginal discharge for many weeks after this procedure.
  • Drainage around catheter – Small amounts of urine leakage is normal. You can also expect some sticky discharge around the catheter.  Your body is reacting to the foreign material.  

CATHETERS

If you have a catheter in, it is normal to experience:

  • LEAKAGE AROUND CATHETER
  • BLOOD IN URINE
  • SPASMS or FREQUENT URGE TO URINATE

BLOOD IN THE URINE – A LITTLE GOES A LONG WAY!!!

After a procedure / surgery, the following are NORMAL

  • Pink Urine
  • Bright red – clear like cranberry juice
  • Bright red – cloudy like Hawaiian Punch
  • Rusty
There is no need for concern unless the bleeding continues.
DRINK PLENTY OF WATER to help flush your bladder.
It is safe to wait for normal office hours to call with your questions.

KIDNEY STONES

If you have a STENT after surgery, there are many common symptoms.

  • Urinary frequency and urgency – if it is more than you can tolerate, we can prescribe a medication to help.
  • Back pain during voiding or with activity – This is normal.  The stent allows urine to go back up to the kidney from the bladder.  Therefore, during urination, you can feel the increased pressure in your kidney.  This will go away after the stent is removed.
  • Blood in the urine – You will have blood in the urine on and off as long as the stent is in.  Unless you are passing blood clots larger than the heads of matches, do not be alarmed.  You may also see white tissue in the urine.

 

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