How is a bladder outlet obstruction (BOO) treated?
The type of treatment depends on what’s obstructing your bladder. For example, bladder stones are treated differently than prostate cancer.
Some BOO blockages can be treated by:
- Inserting a thin, flexible tube called a catheter through your urethra and into your bladder.
- Inserting a catheter into your bladder through an incision in your lower abdomen.
- Surgical procedures to remove the obstruction.
It’s important to get treatment as soon as possible. If you don’t, there could be complications.