Whether or not you can have metoidioplasty if you have a history of UTIs depends on the severity of your UTIs and how well they are managed. Some people with a history of UTIs are able to have metoidioplasty without any problems, while others may be at an increased risk of complications.

If you have a history of UTIs, your doctor will need to assess your individual circumstances and risks before making any decisions about surgery. They will also need to make sure that your UTIs are under control before surgery.

Here are some additional things to consider if you have a history of UTIs and are considering metoidioplasty:

  • You may need to take antibiotics before and after surgery.
  • You may need to have more frequent follow-up appointments with your doctor after surgery.
  • There is a small risk of complications, such as urinary tract infections, even if you take antibiotics.

If you have any concerns about metoidioplasty and UTIs, please be sure to talk to your doctor.

Here are some resources that you may find helpful:

  • The Trevor Project: https://www.thetrevorproject.org/
  • GLAAD: https://www.glaad.org/
  • Trans Lifeline: https://www.translifeline.org/
  • National Center for Transgender Equality: https://transequality.org/

Having a history of urinary tract infections (UTIs) does not necessarily disqualify you from undergoing metoidioplasty. However, it is an important consideration that should be discussed with your surgeon during the pre-operative consultations.

UTIs are infections that can occur in any part of the urinary system, including the urethra, bladder, ureters, and kidneys. Surgery, including metoidioplasty, can temporarily increase the risk of UTIs due to the disruption of normal urinary tract anatomy and the use of catheters during the procedure.

Your surgeon will evaluate your history of UTIs, including the frequency, severity, and any underlying causes or risk factors, to assess the potential impact on the surgical outcome and recovery process. They may request additional tests or assessments to determine if there are any underlying issues that need to be addressed before proceeding with metoidioplasty.

To minimize the risk of UTIs during and after metoidioplasty, your surgeon may recommend certain preventive measures, such as preoperative antibiotics, perioperative catheter management, and post-operative care instructions. It’s important to follow these recommendations closely and maintain good hygiene practices to reduce the risk of UTIs.

It is crucial to communicate openly with your surgeon about your history of UTIs and any concerns you may have. They can provide personalized advice and recommendations based on your individual circumstances, ensuring the best possible surgical experience and outcome.