Do I need follow-up care after ureteroplasty?
Follow-up is necessary after every surgery so that the doctor can check how well your recovery is going and evaluate the success of your surgery.
Follow-up is necessary after an ureteroplasty procedure and it is important to schedule the appointments as your doctor recommends to make sure the stricture was fixed correctly and has healed well. The exact follow-up schedule will be determined based on what is noted at the first follow-up appointment, however, patients are seen every three to six months in their first year after surgery.
You should contact your doctor or the hospital any time before the scheduled follow-up visit if you develop urinary burning, belly or kidney pain that won’t go away with pain medicine, or notice the wound starts to bleed or leak transparent fluid, or it hurts.
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