I’ve always had pain, ever since it began when I was about 13 (25 now). It is a needle-stinging pain, sometimes really bad, sometimes mild, occasionally non-existent.
Pain is similar for me – closer to the tip. My stream has weakened over time, and I no longer have as severe pain (If I could go back to the days where I had severe pain, but emptied my bladder 100% of the time, I would in a heartbeat). Also, pain for me also gets significantly worse w/ consumption of alcohol.
Sounds like you definitely have a stricture, have you had a cystoscopy? That will tell you for sure. I wouldn’t schedule any additional appointments if they include the cystoscopy, because you’ll be wasting your time. You gotta get in there and check it out unfortunately.
I’m looking at a urethroplasty w/buccal graft in mid November, bearing any prior medical hang-ups.