You will be able to be discharged home after you have passed urine.
Most procedures have a potential for side-effects and these are outlined below.
Common (greater than 1 in 50)
- Mild burning or bleeding on passing urine for a short time after the operation.
Occasional (between 1 in 10 & 1 in 50)
- Infection of bladder requiring antibiotics
- Temporary insertion of catheter
Rare (less than 1 in 50)
- Delayed bleeding requiring removal of clots or further surgery
- Damage to drainage tubes from kidneys (ureters) requiring additional therapy.
- Injury to the urethra causing delayed scar formation.
- Perforation of the bladder requiring a temporary urinary catheter or open surgical repair.
When you get home you should drink plenty of water for the next 24-48 hours to flush your system through and minimize any bleeding.
You may notice some burning, frequency and pain in your lower abdomen initially but this usually settles after a few days.