Female Urethral Stricture disease

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Ive been suffering with this most of my life. Had my 10th dilation this yr but if no use, flow is no better & urethritis is always there, can only drink small amounts of water . I'm now being told I have to wait for a Urethroplasty using Buccal mucosa. I'm fearful of being left incontinent. Anybody out there who can tell me the success rates?  Anyone who would recommend going through with it? I'd be forever grateful for any help.  Cheers, M 

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    Hi 

    I'm a 46 year old woman I had urethoplasty with buccal in July this year in London. Please ask me as many questions as you need

    Best wishes

    Sarah 

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      Hi Magic

      I had the surgery at the end of July and I'm well. I had a catheter in for about eights weeks as my healing was slower than expected but not that uncommon. The best thing is I can pee normally first time in years as before I had to self catheterise As my only means of peeing . Please ask away if I can help with any information 

      Very best

      Sarah 

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      Hi Sarah, 

      That's wonderful, I am delighted for you that you can function normally. How did you manage with the indwelling catheter for 8 weeks? We're you able to walk around? 

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    I too suffer from a stricture and I have self catheterize daily for the past three years with sucess but now Im closed up again and it is extremely difficult to get tye cath in. I am waiting to see a new Uro. Please explain this surgery to me.
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      Hi Yvette, 

      I am sorry, I am only reading your message now. Urethroplasty will involve removing & replacing the urethra with a graft. It depends on where your stricture is, an MCUG test will show this. I had to have a dilation done to be able to fit the catheter for the test. Ask your Uro about this. Best of luck 

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    Hi, did any of you tried Bee Pollen. I have read some articles including responses on this website that they were able to pee normally... have you also tried it?
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