Macroplastique Post-Op Instructions
Possible Side-effects: These include bladder infection, which often presents with fever, pain, or urgency with voiding; urinary retention due to local inflammation at the bladder neck where the needle was inserted and which may require intermittent self-catheterization with a small diameter catheter (8–12 French) until resolved; and slight discomfort in the urethra due to the injections, which usually lasts less than 24 hours.
The nurse instructs the patient to continue with post-procedure antibiotics as prescribed and to drink six to eight glasses of water during the next 24 hours to help prevent a urinary tract infection.
A slight burning sensation with voiding may be experienced for 24 hours after the procedure; a pink tinge to the urine may also be present.
The patient is instructed to use over-the-counter drugs, such as AZO Standard® 99 mg or Uristat® 95, for any urinary discomfort or burning.
These drugs can turn the urine orange, and the patient is told to expect this. A follow-up appointment with the physician is scheduled for one month, and the patient is advised to avoid sexual activity during this period of time to allow complete healing of the urethra and implant stabilization.
Patients are instructed to call the clinic if they experience any bleeding that is more than a scant amount or persists for more than 24 hours.
Additionally, they should call with any signs of infection, such as fever over 100.4°, chills, frequent urination, urinary urgency, or continuing pain on urination.
A follow-up treatment anytime after three or four months may be necessary if the first procedure has not fully resolved..