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Hi, I've had two bladder neck stricture surgeries at two month intervals after open RP and recently a urethral stricture.
Uro recommends daily dilation for a year using a Cooksmedical dilation balloon catheter.
Recently had blood/clots in the urine which cleared after up after 3 hours but now I have a lot more irritation getting the catheter past the urethra stricture.
Uro says any further Urethrostomy would be serious as he has already cut close to the sphincter ...does this also rule out Urethraplasty?
Has anyone found that daily dilation works long term or does the stricture eventually close in.
I noticed that after waiting 3 days for a new catheter to arrive it was then very difficult to insert it. ...as opposed to daily dilation.
Is there an alternative catheter as this one costs €220
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