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Hello all! I have been struggling with what i believe to be a urethral stricture for about 3 years now and i need advice on this issue. I am a male in my 20s and i first went to my doctor about this issue when i noticed a slight hourglass deformity in my penis and I had concerns about a weak urine stream. Being so young at the time when i first noticed there was an issue i was very scared and it took a toll on my mental health. It was hard for me to go to the doctor at first because i was embarrassed and worried that he would think that i was over thinking things due to the fact that i am a bit of a hypochondriac. After seeing my doctor he sent me to a urologist who noticed nothing out of the ordinary during a physical exam and then he also gave me an mri on my pelvic region and a cystoscopy. None of these tests showed anything and so the urologist didn't really leave me with any valuable information or answers to the symptoms i was experiencing. After going through all of these tests and still finding no answers i have been really depressed about my situation because i feel like no one is listening to me and that this will always be part of my life and that scares me a lot considering how young i am. To further illustrate what i'm going through i'll tell you my symptoms:
- weak urination
- a feeling of not fully emptying bladder
- pain before having to pee (a sensation that feels like i have to pee immediately)
- pain in penis with what feels like a scar (on the underside of the penis)
- urine dribbling
- weak ejaculation (feels like it doesn't all come out)
- erectile dysfunction/ weak erection (no morning erections and erections need physical stimulation in order to get erect)
- pain in the back and lower abdomen
- constipation with what feels like internal fistulas
- a numbing of the right testicle
As you can i have had to deal with plenty of these symptoms and have been putting up with them for about three years now. From what i have been researching on my own i feel that i have a urethral stricture and acute prostatitis but i am not sure why all the test i get keep coming up as negative. Please if anyone has similar symptoms or knows what i may be going through please reach out. I know this post has a lot but i just wanted to be as clear as possible. One of my biggest fears is if i wait any longer then i will endure greater consequences like kidney failure or sepsis as research says that a urethral stricture (if sever enough) can cause these issues. Any reply would be welcomed or appreciated. Thank you!
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