Last month I wrote about my first uroflow (or “uroflowmetery”) test. You can read that post here: Results Of Uroflowmetry Test. Today, which is about 10 weeks after the surgery) I had a full post-surgery (end-to-end urethroplasty) follow-up with my surgeon, which included another uroflow test.
The doctors are still impressed with my “excellent water pressure.” As I mentioned in the post after the first flow test, I’m still in the top 10% of all men now, measuring 38 mL/sec. This is actually in the range they call “superflow.” So I have a super power. Hurray! Now if I can only figure out how to fight crime with it, I’d be all set;).
Since I also still (yes, frustrating) have testicle and scrotum pain, I was able to get not one, but two urologists – actual doctors – to examine me down there. My primary surgeon was one of them and he was very thorough, looking and examining from front and underneath to check the incision site (the perineum). The verdict is that the testicles and epididymis were all normal. That was the good news. The bad news was that I was having pain and they really couldn’t say why, though since it had been getting better – though VERY slowly, it was concluded that it was just still healing up from all the damage done to the tissues during the surgery. I was told 3 weeks ago that it could take up to a year for things to completely heal up. Their advice was to try wearing an athletic supporter (jock strap) to help speed things up. I bought one today. I guess I should start wearing it, maybe tomorrow;).
So for all you guys out there who have had, or are about to have a urethroplasty, you may well not be warned about the possibility of pain for months to come. But from the various guys I’ve spoken to via the interwebs who have gone before me in this surgery, it is actually fairly common. If you get to the 5 week point and beyond and still have pain, you should take comfort in knowing that it’s probably nothing to worry about. But you should still see your doctor to make absolutely sure.
And I’d love to know what your uroflow peak flow number is!