Urethral dilatation is a treatment to widen the water pipe (urethra) passing from the bladder, so that it will be easy for you to pass urine and there is minute risk of developing urine infections.


  • Before starting the procedure initially anesthesia was performed to the patients, a smooth metal tube is lubricate and slowly with care slipped into the urethra.

  • The urologists then repeat the procedure with incrementally bigger sizes of tubes till he or she determines that the urethra is large enough to pass urine easily.

  • This method has nearly a 50% success rate for first-time performance. Some people may need annual or semi-annual procedures to make sure even and painless urination.

  • Since urinary dilation is not assured to succeed, may lead to painful and discomfort urination afterwards, and may lead to scarring if it was done incorrectly, some people will search of alternative treatments. One of the most regular ones is muscle relaxants to discharge the muscles controlling urination. If urethral dilation is unsuccessful due to severe pre-existing scarring, surgery is compulsory be needed.


By drinking plenty of fluids especially water, but not much of tea or coffee, need to have a light and low diet food like soup or sandwiches. Stay away from heavy or greasy food because this may cause you to feeling sick, and lie flat if you are feeling faint or dizzy. Patient can carry out urethral dilation at home with catheters of different sizes. The advantage of doing this includes immediate notice to the problem and increased comfort and privacy. The treatment usually involves gently cleaning of the genitals with a soapy cloth or disinfectant wipe and then inserting a lubricated catheter into the urethra. Patients need to move very slowly and never push or force the catheter. Self-dilation will drain the bladder.