Most patients should be able to resume normal activities after an Outpatient’s test. You are expected to get some:
- Burning in the urine
- Voiding more frequently than usual
- Mild blood in the urine
This will usually subside after a day or two. If they persist, then you may be experiencing a bladder infection and you should seek medical attention.
The overall complication rate is low, but the possible complications are:
- Urinary tract infection
- Associated symptoms are urinary frequency, difficulty holding back the urine, smelly/cloudy urine and occasionally, fevers.
- Drink lots of water to prevent this.
- In some circumstances, you may be given a course of antibiotics after the test to prevent an infection.
- Persistent bleeding
- Especially in patients who are on blood thinning medications or those who had more complex procedures done.
- Drink lots of water to treat this.
- If you are passing large blood clots or heavily blood stained urine and/or cannot pass urine, then you should seek medical attention.
- Urinary retention (cannot pass urine)
Can happen to men with an enlarged prostate.