someone get stricture urethra ? dialation progress ?

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can someone tell me how ur day after dialation stopped ? are your STRICTURE back ? if back because what ? and are self dialation its best choice ??

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    Hi, Donomar12,

    I might be able to help you. I had a stricture in my prostatic urethra which I resolved with a little input from my uro, but mostly on my own. I stopped working on it about 3 months ago and this morning decided to check if he stricture had returned or whether it was still clear. I do this by trying to pass an Fr-18 straight catheter using this as a kind of gauge. Well, good news! It passed down my urethra all the way to my bladder sphincter with absolutely no resistance. Here I had to wait about 6 seconds for the sphincter to relax enough to admit the larger catheter. I would call this 100 % successful!

    Some background information. I suffer from urinary retention and I do 3 CIC sessions per day using Fr-16 straight hydrophilic catheters (Cure). My Uro suggested that because the stricture was caused by scar tissue there was a good chance that it could be fixed, and he was right.

    I adjusted my daily catheter sessions slightly so that the early afternoon one was changed from the Fr-16 catheter I had been using to the larger Fr-18 which would act as a "stretcher". I had to start with an Fr-8 and gradually increase this in size until the Fr-18 could be inserted. I then discontinued this and returned to the three Fr-16 catheter 3 times per day which is where I am now.

    I believe that the success of this exercise, lasting for approximately 1 year, was due entirely to the fact that the original injury which caused the scarring was man-made. Had this been due to natural causes then the outcome might have been total failure. With this in mind I can not guarantee success in your particular case. I would advise you to proceed with due caution. I must also point out that I am not a doctor.

    In closing I must clarify that my urinary retention is in no way due to my urethral stricture.

    I wish you luck and hope the foregoing is of some use to you. Warm regards, alan86734

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      My primary objective is to keep the retained urine from accumulating. There will be more checks at 3 month intervals. I'll keep everyone posted.

      Warm regards. alan86734.

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    i do self dilating every 4-6 days woth a Fr 14. i only pit it in about an 1"-2" then pull it out. sometimes its quick and easy and sometimes it takes a little longer depending on how much my stricture closed. i have honestly mever noticed a big change in urine flow except for the forst day or so after. i originally had a hypospadia surgery when i was super young and struggled woth scar tissue ever since. it came to a point where i couldnt urinate at all.

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