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I have just undergone my first urethrotomy as a day surgery case at my local NHS hospital. I had the procedure on Monday and I had my Catheter removed on Thursday, its now Friday.
This was a complete shock to me, and came about when I came home from work one evening and went to the toilet and started to pass blood in my urine! I paniced and went to A&E for advise? I was then later referred to a urologist who examined me to check my prostate etc and arrange further tests including X-rays and an ultrasound and a cystoscopy. All along I was being told that they wanted to rule out any "lumps & bumps" that may be present?
The X-Rays and Ultrasound came back all clear, then it was down to the cystoscopy which I was not looking forward to at all.
I am 31yrs and until now have had a clean bill of health and have never had these kind of intimate problems. But I got over it as I needed to know what was wrong.
During the cystoscopy I was very releived to find that a problem had been found. For several years I had noticed that my urine stream was perhaps not what it should be, but because it was such a gradual reduction over years it was never really seen as a problem.
So, 4 days afer surgery, all seems ok. Occassionally have passed a bit of blood? But I am assuming this is normal after this type of procedure. Urine stream is like a fire hose!! I never really appreciated how much my stream was actuall restricted? Fingers crossed that this doesn't re-occur.
I think the worst part of this procedure for me was having the catheter fitted as I suffered with mild pain and discomfort the whole time it was fitted.:lol:
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