Urethral play

The dilation of the urethra involves the gentle insertion of a selection of different sized metal medical sounds into the eye of the penis.

 As with all procedures at Hanwell Clinic, the utmost care is taken to cleanse the head and shaft before the sterile implement is inserted and Nurse Despair will wear single-use disposable gloves in the preparation and administration of this technique. This is not a painful therapy but, if you have never previously experienced such movement inside the urethra, the sensation may feel a little strange, Nurse likes to refer to the feeling as an ‘internal stroking’ of your shaft. The sounds that are used to dilate the urethra come in different lengths, widths and styles: dittel, rosebud, ridged are just a couple of the wide array stocked at the clinic. Naturally, we have both flexible and rigid electro attachments that can be utilised to add to the sensations you will feel.

Your nurse will always be happy to discuss all of the options available to you.

Some patients may also wish to experience the sensation of having a catheter inserted. Within the Clinic a Foley balloon catheter can be inserted into the bladder and inflated to secure it in place. Ideally there needs to be some urine in the bladder to ensure correct placement. After urine collection has been achieved, nurse will pass judgement and advise whether a ‘bladder wash’ is necessary to flush the bladder fully with sterile water for irrigation.