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Scar tissue in the urethra after robotic surgery

danknj
Posts: 19
Joined: Oct 2012

I had robotic surgery in May.
I had problems with flow about three months after the surgery. The Doc. did a scope and could not get the scope into my bladder because of scar tissue.
I ended up having surgery to remove the scar tissue.
I just got back from the Docs. today and he did another scope and the same thing is happening. He could not get the scope into my bladder and told me the opening was wider but there is more scar tissue there. It has only been six weeks after the surgery to remove the scar tissue. Has anybody else had this problem? Will it ever stop. I am at the point where I am wondering if surgery was the right thing to do, or should I have just let it go.

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VascodaGama
Posts: 1691
Joined: Nov 2010

You may be frustrated for the continuous need of your surgeon intervention, but you are not alone. Difficulty in urination is often accompanied following surgeries and is likely to get better with time unless there has been an actual trauma to the urinary tract.

The problem with the retention may have been for improper reattachment (stitching) at the bladder sphincter. The “V” neck shape has not been accomplished (the scar tissue may be a fact of that) and the urethra may be “folding” at the place causing the restriction. That may explain the outcome even after using a foley catheter (during the healing period).
I read that doctors use a pulling technique (stretching the penis) and manage to get it straight after several sections. Pumping may help too.

Be confident. You will get better.

VGama

danknj
Posts: 19
Joined: Oct 2012

I had a scope done yesterday and now I am on my way back to the Doctors because it feels like burning razor blades. Doc. Says he does not thing this is normal. I lost and frustrated. Don't know hat to do.

danknj
Posts: 19
Joined: Oct 2012

I had a scope done yesterday and now I am on my way back to the Doctors because it feels like burning razor blades. Doc. Says he does not thing this is normal. I lost and frustrated. Don't know what to do.

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