Penuma surgery is not recommended for men with a history of urinary tract infections (UTIs). UTIs are a common complication of Penuma surgery, and men with a history of UTIs are at an increased risk of developing a postoperative UTI.
The Penuma implant is a silicone sleeve that is surgically placed over the penis. The implant can increase the length and girth of the penis, but it can also make it more difficult for urine to flow freely out of the bladder. This can increase the risk of bacteria from the urethra and bladder traveling up to the kidneys and causing a UTI.
Men with a history of UTIs are already more likely to develop another UTI. This is because they may have an underlying condition that makes them more susceptible to UTIs, such as a bladder infection or kidney stones. Penuma surgery can further increase the risk of UTI in these men.
If you are considering Penuma surgery and you have a history of UTIs, you should talk to your doctor about the risks and benefits of surgery. Your doctor may recommend that you take antibiotics before and after surgery to help prevent a UTI.
Here are some other things you can do to reduce your risk of UTI after Penuma surgery:
- Drink plenty of fluids.
- Empty your bladder regularly.
- Wipe from front to back after using the bathroom.
- Avoid using bubble baths or scented soaps.
- Wear loose-fitting clothing.
- See your doctor if you experience any symptoms of a UTI, such as burning or pain when you urinate, cloudy or bloody urine, or frequent urination.
Men with a history of urinary tract infections (UTIs) should approach Penuma surgery with caution and consult their healthcare provider before considering the procedure. UTIs can indicate underlying urinary tract issues that might require evaluation and management before undergoing any surgical procedure, including Penuma surgery. Here are some considerations:
- Urinary Health Assessment: It’s important to have a thorough assessment of your urinary health to determine if there are any underlying conditions that might increase the risk of complications during or after Penuma surgery.
- Risk of Infection: UTIs can be associated with an increased risk of infection. Surgical procedures carry a risk of infection, and having a history of UTIs might indicate that you are more susceptible to infections.
- Urinary Function: If you have urinary symptoms or issues, they should be addressed before surgery. Changes in penile girth might indirectly impact urinary function, so it’s important to have a clear understanding of your urinary health.
- Postoperative Care: Proper postoperative care is crucial for preventing infections. If you have a history of UTIs, your surgeon will provide guidance on how to minimize the risk of infection during the recovery period.
- Communication: Openly communicate with both your urologist and your surgeon about your history of UTIs and any concerns you might have. Collaboration between specialists is important for ensuring your safety.
- Individual Assessment: The decision to undergo Penuma surgery should be based on an individualized assessment that takes into account your medical history, including your history of UTIs.
Before considering Penuma surgery, consult both your urologist and your surgeon. They can assess your medical history, evaluate your urinary health, and provide guidance on whether the procedure is suitable for you. It’s important to prioritize your overall health and well-being when making decisions about surgical procedures.