Hey man- posted on another one of your posts regarding stricture pain.
As I mentioned in that one, you really need to overcome any fears you may have and go get a cystoscopy. It is preferable to do this with someone who specializes in urological reconstruction. This will answer any and all questions really, as far as what you will need to do to address the stricture.
I live in Western NY and flew into NYC in August to have a consultation with Dr Lee C Zhao at NYU Langone. He does about 120 urethroplasty’s per yr, so it’s basically his job. They did a cystoscopy, flow test, and bladder ultrasound all in one visit. It was a breeze and instilled confidence in going through with a corrective procedure.
The plan is a 1 stage urethroplasty w/buccal graft for me. You should check out turnsresearch.org and search for the surgeon closest to you, these guys specialize in urethral reconstructive surgery. You won’t answer any questions with legitimate answers unless you go see someone who specializes in this stuff. Also, don’t just go see your local urologist, I learned that the hard way, big waste of time. This isn’t a run of the mill surgery for general urologists.