Cystoscopy/stricture questions/concerns.

Posted by barryallen8 @barryallen8, Mon, Mar 4 1:28pm

male age 25

Firstly, did anyone have further complication post scope? or did it find something which they fixed and now everything is working down there? obviously it causes irritation and with shoving a skinny scope up a urethra which is not impervious to getting damaged or other parts of the body. so im concerned with them messing up and causing damage down there. i am already struggling enough with urinating as is and i dont want it to get worse. i dont suspect them to find lesions leading to interstitial cystitis as i dont have bladder pain. usually just urethral discomfort, hesistancy, difficulty starting. i dont understand what else they could find that would make this procedure worth my while. (going through the mental game of having it done along with the post procedure complication and anything else that could happen)

Secondly, has anyone here had a stricture before. Did it change the way you felt the urge to pee in your urethra from the base of the member to the head or move anywhere along the urethra? or was it just very hard to pass urine and you noticed no difference in the way it felt when you have to pee.with a stricture is it always a very weak stream or can you still pass a good stream sometimes. I now feel my bladder feeling up and the weight/pressure of my bladder when it fills, but i no longer feel the urethral pressure that i once felt at the base of my member.when i start a stream i feel a twinge or relaxation at towards the tip and then i urinate. it is rather difficult to begin urination.

in a very dark place right now with all my symptoms so any advice would be greatly appreciated. thank you for your time for reading this.

I'm due for the Cystoscopy in two weeks, though I've had it twice before. Once was a staple operation called UroLift, intended to open up the Prostate passageways for easier `urination. The UroLift surgery didn't work and I'm back to ground zero with a new Urologist. My Cysticcopy procedure is to determine what other blockages I may have. My procedures have previously gone well and I have had minimal to no pain or bleeding.I'm fighting that sudden urge to urinate frequently and with little notice most
times. I'm hopeful that the urologists can find a solution soon.

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@glenner075

I'm due for the Cystoscopy in two weeks, though I've had it twice before. Once was a staple operation called UroLift, intended to open up the Prostate passageways for easier `urination. The UroLift surgery didn't work and I'm back to ground zero with a new Urologist. My Cysticcopy procedure is to determine what other blockages I may have. My procedures have previously gone well and I have had minimal to no pain or bleeding.I'm fighting that sudden urge to urinate frequently and with little notice most
times. I'm hopeful that the urologists can find a solution soon.

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did you have issues post the scope with anything i mentioned though.

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@barryallen8

did you have issues post the scope with anything i mentioned though.

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Not at all! All went smoothly.

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Late to the party but I have had two urethrotomies (sp) to remove strictures. The first MD, post surgery, inserted "sounds" which are metal rods the last of which was a big as my little finger up my urethra into my bladder which did cause bleeding and pain. I changed MD's and the next guy said that was "old school" and he never did that. I have been scoped many times and it no longer bothers me although I do always ask for an antibiotic just in case. I guess my point is that I know very well that it's all very scary at first but that's just fear of the unknown IMHO. As for difficulty passing urine after being scoped, it should be easier to pass urine after having the passage way "opened up." If your strictures get worse, I would guess surgery (urethrotomy) to remove them is the next step. After that, you should pee like a race horse! 🙂

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