|The Male Reproductive System|
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Reasons for Procedure
- A new opening on the underside of the penis called a fistula, causing urine leakage
- Scarring/narrowing of the urethra that makes it difficult to urinate
- Alterations in sensation of the penis
- Need for more surgery
- Reaction to the anesthesia
- Infection—wound infection or urinary tract infection
- Psychological trauma
What to Expect
Prior to Procedure
- Physical exam
- Imaging, blood, and urine tests
- Discuss the anesthesia being used and the potential risks
Description of Procedure
- Divert the tube to the correct position
- Widen the tube if needed
How Long Will It Take?
How Much Will It Hurt?
- Washing their hands
- Wearing gloves or masks
- Keeping your child's incisions covered
- Washing your hands and your child's hands often and reminding visitors and healthcare providers to do the same
- Reminding your child's healthcare providers to wear gloves or masks
- Not allowing others to touch your child's incisions
- Encourage light, gentle play while the penis is healing.
- Follow all of the doctor’s instructions.
Call Your Child’s Doctor
- Pain that is not controlled with medication given
- Redness, increased swelling, or tenderness in the penis
- Signs of infection, including fever and chills
- Nausea or vomiting
- Inability to eat or drink
- Difficulty urinating or cannot urinate
- Catheter or stitches fall out
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Canadian Urological Association http://www.cua.org
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- Reviewer: Adrienne Carmack, MD
- Review Date: 11/2015 -
- Update Date: 12/20/2014 -