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I am 15 days post-op buccal graft urethroplasty. i had a kidney reflux and a infant which lead to a improper catheterization at two months old. My mother suspects thats what did it, she says my flow was never good after that. At five years old i had complete retention and needed a emergency SP tube. They did a DVIU and dialtion. I was good until i was eleven and it happened again. They did the same approach. Basically after that my flow was around 10ml per second. My pediatric urlogist recommended i wait until my anatomy was done growing and we monitor is closely until then. it stayed slow and steadily got worse, hence my new discussion. I am now 23 years old BTW. my stricture was in the bulbar urethra, and they used the perineal approach. they used 4cm of graft. My follow-up appt is three weeks after surgery, THREE WEEKS with the damn catheter. there going to do a pericatheter urethrogram to check if there is any leaks in the graft where it meets the urethra on either end. if there is they have to leave the catheter in another week. Has anyone heard of the catehter being in longer than three weeks? i dont know if i could stand another week. i would be more than happy to answer anyones questions as it relates to the urethroplasty aswell. i had a very hard time finding someone to relate.
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