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Had prostate cancer treatment, problems with voiding, frequency, urgency, wants to do a DVIU? Is this necessary?

84 year old male, s/P 16 months post prostate cancer treatment. I.E. used radiation treatment. Patient started to complain of problems with voiding, frequency, urgency. Rushed to ED room due to blood in urine and difficulty getting flow started. 3/5/13 cystoscopy done, outpatient procedure, 3/18/13 follow up with urologist for another dilation in the office. Now this provider wants to do a DVIU? is this necessary?
Asked On : Fri, 29 Mar 2013
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Hi there, Direct Visual Internal Urethrotomy is treatment for stricture of male urethra. In case the urologist is offering the abovesaid treatment, the patient must be having quite severe obstruction in passing urine. Kindly discuss with his urologist the pros and cons of the procedure and make a decision accordingly.
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