What is a meatal Stenosis?
Meatal stenosis is a narrowing of the urethral opening at the tip of the penis. It interferes with the normal urinary stream and toilet trained boys often feel pressure prior to urinating.
What Can I Expect from Surgery?
To correct meatal stenosis, the surgeon will make the urinary opening at the tip of the penis slightly larger. The inside of the urethra is sutured to the glans (tip of the penis). These sutures are absorbable and do not need to be removed.
Plan on a total of 2 days off work including the surgical day. This will allow for a quiet day after the operation.
Bring for your son:
Bring for Yourself:
It is best, when possible, to make arrangements for siblings to stay at home on the day of surgery, in order for you to participate fully in your childs care.
Feeding Your Child After Surgery:
Your son may have a regular diet for his age.
Constipation is common after surgery. Anesthesia and pain medicine (Roxicet) can contribute to constipation. Give your child plenty of clear liquids after surgery. Call the office if you child goes longer than 48 hours without a bowel movement.
There is no special care required after meatoplasty. Bathe your son normally.
Return to Daycare/School the next day. Call 410-328-5730 for any questions or if there is:
*If you have any questions about the surgery, please call: the nurse practitioner or surgeon caring for your child: 410-328-5730.