WHAT TO EXPECT

After an anaesthetic or sedation, you should not drive or undertake any complex tasks for the rest of the day

 

Cystoscopy/Urethral Stricture Dilatation

 

Expect

  • Burning /Urgency/Frequency for 24 – 72 hrs
  • Some minor bleeding when passing urine

 

What to do

  • Drink plenty of fluid
  • Take URAL/ Citravescent Sachet (up to 4/day if burning on urination)

 

Inform Us

  •  If unable to void (blocked up)
  •  Heavy bleeding/clots clots that are not passing easily
  • Develop fevers or feeling unwell

 

Bladder/Prostate surgery

(Laser Prostate Surgery, Transurethral Resection of Prostate, Bladder Neck Incision, Transurethral Resection of Bladder Tumour)

 

Expect

  •  1 – 2 nights Hospital Stay
  • Catheter in for 6-24 hrs
  • Burning for 24 – 72 hrs
  • Urinary Urgency/Frequency (up to 6 weeks)
  • Minor Bleeding/Clots, especially at around 10-14 days after the procedure

 

What to do

  • Drink enough fluid to keep urine free of clots
  • Take URAL/Citravescent sachet (up to 4/day if burning)

 

Avoid

  • Strenuous activity for 2 weeks
  • Very strenuous activity for 6 weeks

 

Inform Us

  • Catheter pain/spasms
  • If unable to void (blocked up)
  • Heavy bleeding/clots that are not passing easily
  • Develop fevers or feel unwell

 

Prostate Biopsy          

 

Expect

  • Blood in Bowls/ Urine/ Semen at least a few days and often a few weeks

 

Inform Us

  • Heavy bleeding from the backside
  • If unable to void (blocked up)
  • Develop fever, sweats, shivers and shakes.

Scrotal Surgery (Vasectomy/Reversal/ Sperm harvest/ Hydrocele/ Varicocele)

 

Expect

  • Discomfort when the supplementary local anaesthetic wears off late in the day
  • Blood spotting from the wound
  • Bruising/ discoloration
  • Mild swelling

 

What to do

Pain relief as required

  •  Panadol or Panadiene
  •  Endone if prescribed (don’t drive)

Remove the dressing in shower next day. Use a pad for any blood spotting

Rest up until able to mobilize comfortably

 

Inform Us

  • If pain not controlled
  • Gross swelling
  • Fever, marked redness, increasing pain/tenderness, discharge

 

Ureteric Stent

 

Expect

  • Frequent voiding
  • Blood in Urine
  • Discomfort in Kidney when voiding

The stent must eventually be removed at a later procedure

 

What to do

  • Push fluids if heavy bleeding

 

Inform Us

  • If frequency of voiding is bothersome
  • If unable to void (blocked up)
  • Heavy bleeding/clots that are not passing easily
  • Develop fevers or feel unwell

 

POST-OP APPOINTMENTS

Generally you will need a routine appointment to check your progress after your procedure. You will be advised after your operation how long away this should be.

If not already arranged, you will need to contact the rooms on 5444 0672 to confirm a date and time for your follow-up visit.