urethral stricture - urethrotomy questions
New to the forums and just need a couple of questions answering really!
Last Thursday (22/03/12) I underwent a rigid cystoscopy with optical urethrotomy to widen a bulbar urethral stricture. This is the 1st time I have had a urethrotomy. Around 15 years ago I underwent three dilations to widen this part of my water pipe and have been fine ever since the last year where I noticed my flow was decreasing and I was getting infections. Suppose I have been quite lucky in the time span between dilations and the urethrotomy.
Anyhow, here are my questions.
When can I begin sexual relations again? My urologist said straight away whereas the nurse practitioner who tried to teach me self dilation (and failed!) said give it a couple of weeks. I am finding myself getting more sexually aroused each day and am struggling to keep the beast in it's cage!
What are other peoples experiences with urethrotomy's and their sucess rate?
I have just been refused medical cover for my holiday on the grounds that I am awaiting further tests (ascending and descending retrograde urethrogram plus a visit to a specialist in Cambridge to discuss the option of urethroplasty) and am in desperate need to find a company who can cover me in case I have problems whilst on holiday.
Many thanks and I look forward to reading your replies!