May 31, 2018 at 3:43 am #1785SaraParticipant
Jennifer – thanks for the prayer
Barry – thanks, wish you all the best
Steve – glad you are doing well. God forbids if it happen again to my father I think we will go with Urethroplasty, as you mentioned it’s good for long run.
My father’s Visual Internal Urethrotomy surgery was scheduled at 8:30am this morning but the surgery took place at 11:40 am and he was moved to recovery at 12:05pm. After the surgery the urologist came and told me that as he suspected there was a dense almost 2 inch tissue that he opened. He said that my dad is prone to have this again maybe in 6 months, a year or 10 years. I asked him why he doesnt do the Urethroplasty for him, he replied that Urethroplasty is not the first option, they do the Urethrotomy first, if it comes back again he will teaach my dad to do self catherization and Urethroplasty will be last option.
My father did fine after he woke up from anesthesia with some burning pain on the tip of his penis. There was little blood in the urine bag and he was discharged from the hospital at 2:00 pm with antibiotics prescribed for 7 days. He is scheduled to remove the catheter next week Monday.
He drunk lots of liquid at home and ate some food and is going ok. I changed him to night bag now and after changing I saw some blood in the bag again which maybe as a result of movement of the catheter.May 31, 2018 at 12:25 pm #1786barryParticipant
I take my catheter out on Monday too.
The tip of his penis will be sore from the catheter moving around. Mine is. I use some antibiotic ointment with pain reliever ointment included to provide some relief.
I am going to see a urethral reconstruct expert in July for another opinion. I’m hoping this dilation works for a few years though. I will have to self dilate as well which I have done before for a. U
Bet of years. Its not that bad. But its rarely a cure.May 31, 2018 at 3:10 pm #1787heyitsmeParticipant
I had two urethrotemies performed. While they provided some temporary relief, they did not last. I assume your doctor is recommending this over urethroplasty either for risk or cost or both. Those urethrotemy procedures are not simple procedures either. My second one involved a hospital stay. Self dialation adds risk to the urethra as well.
I completed urethroplasty 8 weeks ago and I absolutely believe that anyone with strictures should strongly consider urethroplasty after 1 failed urethrotemy. However, I do believe it is important to consult with someone who is an expert and very experienced in the urethroplasty procedure. If that physician is confident he/she can be successful in correcting your issue with urethroplasty, then you should proceed accordingly.
Knowing what I know now, I would have never even bothered with the 2nd urethrotemy that I had. Urethroplasty is life altering (for the good)!!!! I’m SO SO happy with my result.
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