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It goes back and forth. I totally understand your fear though. I have it too. I would really rather not have to go through this again. Though having done it once, I at least know what to expect:-P.
I had urethroplasty. I don’t recall – did you have that also this time? The recurrence rate for strictures repaired by urethroplasty is in the single digits, percentage-wise, meaning VERY low. The odds are definitely in your favor. But urine flow does wax and wane for me. If I’ve been sitting down for a long time, it might be a lower flow than if I’ve been active, etc. But it has always bounced back to normal. So I’m feeling pretty confident after 3 years.
I hope that helps.