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On 16th June I had a urethral dilation and cystoscopy after living for many years with a tight urethra and strictures restricting urinary flow.
I left hospital the following day with a catheter that was inserted during surgery to both keep the urethra dilated whilst avoiding excess pain when passing during the healing process. I removed the catheter after 5 days, and passing urine is now so much faster than before. I'm constantly timing and measuring output to see if it slows down, and so far it's looking reasonably positive 10 days after the op.
However, during erections my urethra is very sore, and my penis reluctant to sit up straight, and seems to resist a little, to the point that sex or masturbation is not practical as it's just too painful when fully erect.
I called the urology department that treated me and ran this past a nurse that looked after me during my stay, and she explained this was quite normal given the surgery, and that I shouldn't worry.
I'm wondering, how long this pain is likely to last? I'm perfectly comfortable when flaccid and day to day life is not compromised, but my sex life is temporarily on hold.
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