Could you all list your stricture symptoms?

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hear your uretha stricture symptoms.


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    Between age 50-60 my urine flow got progresively smaller and smaller. The last couple of years I didn’t bother standing, but instead chose to sit and read something as it took forever to empty my bladder. Small stream. Start, stop, start, stop. Usually accompanied by an uncomfortable burning sensation.

    At night I would get up 3, 4, maybe more times to urinate. Sometimes go back to bed but get right back up as I still felt like I still had to go. And did.

    Erections were not good, and ejaculation amounted to a dribble.

    So here is the bottom line, which I hope helps you. I now realize what happened. When I was 10 years old I rode my Schwin Stingray bike into a pothole in the road and crashed. The bike stopped abruptly and I hit my “tween” area on the handlebar stem. I remember that it hurt for several weeks. My urologist told me that I have likely had a scar on my urethra all these years, and it finally built up to the point that I HAD to do something about it. I believe that I haven’t pee’d normally most of my life!

    Did you know that it should take 5-15 seconds to empty a full bladder?

    I now get up usually one time during the night, empty my bladder and am back in bed feeling empty.

    Wish I would have done it years earlier.

    Sent from my iPhone

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      I think my stricture developed from a bicycle accident also. When I was about 9 or 10. Made a jump over a small creek and came crashing down. The whole area was swollen for weeks.

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      Yes, urethroplasty. Surgery sucked. Recovery sucked. Having many different people handle my wiener sucked.

      Being able to pee? Priceless!

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      Thanks. I asked because I was considering urethroplasty by a California specialist. I was left with constant leaking after a Greenlight Laser procedure that left me with what was called complex structures in the area of the external sphincter. A different urologist first did a dilation that didn't last, then a urethrotomy that didn't last, and finally another procedure that I think was a bipolar procedure. That was followed by an AUS implant, as it was clear the sphincter was damaged beyond recovery. In any event, I can now operate the AUS and empty a full bladder (400-450 ml) in 10 to 15 seconds. That's a major improvement over 8-10 Depends per day.

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    I am currently 74 and began having retention issues when I was about 17 . I cannot relate a particular issue of injury but suddenly experienced urinary retention. I began having an ever decreasing stream and often bad burning (dysuria) upon urination. At age 22 I sought help from a urologist with whom I worked. (I was a student registered nurse). He dilated me with a Van Buren sound and released the stricture causing bright red bleeding for a short while. From then on, I continued to experience dysuria for many years usually with a poor stream. Straining to urinate and having to get up several times a night lead me to finally seek out a urologist who specialized in urethral repair. Long term straining to urinate can cause loss of bladder tone and require a catheter to empty. So I had a surgical repair at age 60 using buccal mucosa, that is tissue from the mouth lining, to replace the scarred membranous urethra. I no longer have dysuria but the stream is still slow, perhaps due to the prostate (enlarged)! I usually sit for more complete emptying and feel lucky to have no urethral scarring from the surgical experience.

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    I always needed to pee a lot at night. Then about 17 years I noticed for about 2 days that the flow was very slow, then overnight I just couldn't pee at all and within about 5 hours was writhing in pain. They tried to catheterize me but finally had to go in through the abdomen. Was then catheterized for a week. They didn't discover the stricture at this point and presumed it was caused by prostate enlargement or something. Took some medication for a few months but doctor decided I didn't need further treatment.

    Fast forward 5 years and then the same pattern repeated every 2-3 years. The second time they did discover the stricture.

    Basic pattern is that flow decreases for a few months, and then suddenly just stops completely.

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