Had another appointment with the urologist today as a follow up from the cystoscopy I had a few months back (where they found endo in my bladder) he told me that also during the cystoscopy the doctor who performed it had noted it was extremely difficult to get the camera inside my bladder (the pain was horrendous- felt like someone was forcing a knife up there) & that my urethra appeared to be very narrow with some scarring. I suffer from alot of kidney infections & he said that part of the reason for this could be because my urethra is so narrow & I can't empty my bladder alot of the time.
He told me he was putting me on the list for a procedure called "Urethral dilation" where they would try to make my urethra wider (said that it would be done under general anaesthetic as a day case) to see if it would help. He told me if it didn't work then other options would be things such as another lap to see if I had endo on my kidneys (which has been a suspicion my gp raised as I have widespread stage 4 endo) or long-term antibiotics to help with the infections. I also had to have bloods done as he wants to look at my kidney & liver function, & my hemoglobin levels & stuff to do with my immune system.
To be honest I am really worried about this op as he didn't really explain what would happen & mentioned stuff that i may need a catheter for a short time after & that it might cause infection. Have any of you had this procedure done? If so please tell me your experiences of it & how it was after ect as I am pretty nervous
Hope you are all well this evening xxxxxx