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Urethral bulking was done to help treat your urinary leakage problem. Your doctor injected a gel-like substance around your urethra. This thickens the wall of the urethra so it seals more tightly when you hold back urine.
You may be sore in the area and feel some burning when you urinate. It's common to have a little blood in your urine. These symptoms should start to get better within a day or two.
Some people may need more than one treatment for it to work well.
This care sheet gives you a general idea about how long it will take for you to recover. But each person recovers at a different pace. Follow the steps below to get better as quickly as possible.
Follow-up care is a key part of your treatment and safety. Be sure to make and go to all appointments, and call your doctor or nurse advice line (811 in most provinces and territories) if you are having problems. It's also a good idea to know your test results and keep a list of the medicines you take.
Call your doctor or nurse advice line now or seek immediate medical care if:
Watch closely for changes in your health, and be sure to contact your doctor or nurse advice line if you do not get better as expected.
Current as of: March 1, 2023
Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review:Kara C. Taggart MD - Urology & Lesley Ryan MD - Family Medicine & Deborah A. Penava BA, MD, FRCSC, MPH - Obstetrics and Gynecology
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