Removing the Suprapubic Catheter After Metoidioplasty Surgery
When urethroplasty (aka urethral extention) is performed with metoidioplasty surgery, the surgeon will place a catheter into the bladder through the abdomen. Ths suprapubic cathether is where patients urinate from while their extended urethra is healing. It is typically left in place for 2-4 weeks after surgery, and longer for those who experience urethral complications. For most, the suprapubic catheter is an annoyance and nothing more, while others find it quite irritating. In this video, a metoidioplasty patient removes his own suprapubic catheter on the advice of his surgeon.