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I'm in the U.S. - but here's my experience 1 week, 2 days post-op. History - I am a 43 year old male who (in retrospect) has never experienced unrestricted urinary flow. After ruling out prostate issues and kidney stones a cystoscopic exam (not uncomfortable and only slightly humiliating due to the young, attractive, female assistant) revealed the stricture. I was told ~50% success for initial procedure with the other 50% requiring self-therapy with a balloon catheter after a second procedure. Urethroplasty only considered in extreme cases.
I was under for ~30 minutes, doctor reported to the wife that all went well (follow-up appointment is Monday.) Virtually NO pain whatsoever, kept a catheter for 4 days. My wife removed it with no pain, but it was an extremely odd sensation. I can now knock over bowling pins from 10 paces and have cracked every toilet in the house. :-) I found that the application of a bit of lube around the catheter eased the discomfort of movement and morning erections. Other than the inconvenience the whole production was a non-issue. No dribbling at all and most of my urgency symptoms have subsided. My bladder capacity is still diminished (doctor says due to the degree of thickening this will take some time to improve.)
In hindsight the anticipation was the worst part of the entire experience. My vasectomy generated more discomfort than this procedure.
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