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HEADS UP, if you don't want to read about how the urethrotomy is done, don't read further. As I have explained the procedure to my current knowledge.
Hello, hopefully this info will help anyone else in a similar situation ( after iv posted late tomorrow / Tuesday, will also update every so often)
I had a 12 o clock incision urethrotomy back in may 2014 for a severe bulbar stricture, i was down to 4ml a second, i did a full review of it a while back on here, may help too.
The last one was successful at first but gradually regrew, after 119 days it had grown back enough to shut off the urethra and made me go into acute urine retention ( very painful, i know what contractions feel like for women after that, I'd rather of been kicked in the balls every 30 Seconds instead of contractions every 30 secs ) and had as high as 1.4 litres stuck inside. Since then i have had both types of catheters.
The technique they will probably use tomorrow is called a "cut to the light" approach.
As this stricture is a full seal the surgeon will have a much harder job, because during a normal urethrotomy there is still a small hole left which they dilate and place a guide wire through into bladder so they can accurately cut and prevent mistakes, but with obliterative strictures they can't place a guidewire.
My stricture is also in very close proximity to the urinary sphincter, so hopefully they don't accidentally cut it, or the nerves that are very close, don't want to be losing continence or feeling haha.
Will update post op when i can of how it went and the prognosis.
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