Which procedures are performed in the management of urethritis?

Updated: Dec 12, 2018
  • Author: Martha K Terris, MD, FACS; Chief Editor: Edward David Kim, MD, FACS  more...
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Patients with urethritis may undergo the following procedures:

  • Catherization: In cases of urethral trauma; to avoid urinary retention and tamponade urethral bleeding

  • Cystoscopy: In cases when catherization is not possible, for placement of a catheter; to remove foreign body or stone in the urethra

  • Dilation of urethral strictures with filiforms and followers

  • Placement of suprapubic tube: In severe cases of urethral trauma that prevent placement of urethral catheters or in the absence of adequate facilities for emergent cystoscopy; temporizing measure to divert urine and relieve patient discomfort

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