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What Can Be Expected After Treatment?

If you choose not to have surgery, you should still see your urologist for follow-up care.

If you have surgery:

  • You will have antibiotics for at least 24 hours.
  • You will be sent home with a catheter in place for 2-3 weeks.
  • You may have bladder spasms, which can be managed with drugs.

Two to 3 weeks after surgery, a voiding cystourethrogram (VCUG, an x-ray using dye) will be done.

  • If there is no fluid leaking, the catheter will be removed.
  • If fluid is seen, repeat VCUG will be done weekly until leaking ends.
  • In most cases the leaking will end in a few weeks.

Common issues after surgery are:

If UD returns, it may be due to a few things. For example: the pouching is not completely removed, the opening is not completely sealed, remaining dead space, or other technical issues. Repeat surgery can be difficult. This surgery requires a high level of technical skill.