Reasons for Procedure
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- Trouble passing urine due to urethra swelling
- Blood in urine
- Painful urination
- Urinary tract infection
- Feeling the urge to urinate
- Frequent urination
- Continued incontinence
- Damage to the urethra
- Reaction to anesthesia
- Urinary tract infections
- Current irritation of your bladder or urethra
What to Expect
Prior to Procedure
- Physical exam, blood and urine tests, and imaging tests
- Discuss with you the type of anesthesia that will be used and the potential risks
- Arrange for a ride home from the hospital.
- If instructed by your doctor, do not eat or drink for 8 hours before the procedure.
Description of Procedure
Immediately After Procedure
How Long Will It Take?
How Much Will It Hurt?
- Monitor you while you recover from the anesthesia and/or sedation
- Help you to eat and move around again
- Give you pain medication
- Avoid difficult activity and heavy lifting.
- Do not have sex until your doctor says it is safe to do so.
- Be sure to follow your doctor’s instructions.
Call Your Doctor
- Increased pressure or pain
- Inability to urinate
- Changes in frequency, odor, appearance, or volume of urine
- Signs of infection, including fever or chills
- Blood in urine
- Painful urination or a burning sensation
- Leaking urine
National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases http://www2.niddk.nih.gov
Urology Care Foundation http://www.urologyhealth.org
Canadian Urological Association http://www.cua.org
Health Canada http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca
Coaptite. United States Food and Drug Administration website. Available at: http://www.fda.gov/MedicalDevices/ProductsandMedicalProcedures/DeviceApprovalsandClearances/Recently-ApprovedDevices/ucm078444.htm. Updated September 4, 2013. Accessed November 18, 2015.
Incontinence. American Association of Family Physicians website. Available at: http://familydoctor.org/familydoctor/en/diseases-conditions/urinary-incontinence.html. Updated April 2014. Accessed November 18, 2015.
Incontinence. Urology Care Foundation website. Available at: http://www.urologyhealth.org/urology/index.cfm?article=143. Accessed November 18, 2015.
- Reviewer: Adrienne Carmack, MD
- Review Date: 11/2015 -
- Update Date: 12/20/2014 -