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    Old 08-24-2006, 07:52 AM   #1
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    Anyone have a buccal graft for persistent urethral stricture?

    I've had urethral stricture due to a hypospadius repair when I was 4 (I'm now 34). To correct the issue, I've had a litany of procedures done to ameliorate the stricture: urethrotomy, outpatient dilations, self-dilations once a week, but the stricture keeps coming back.

    I had a prominent urologist specializing in stricture issues highly recommend a buccal graft which is essentially creating a new section of the urethra affected by the stricture using a graft from the inner cheek.

    I've had 2nd and 3rd opinions confirming that this is a viable operation in my case, and I do feel this is the best option for me, but I'm concerned about what to expect as far as pain and discomfort goes. My doctor, as is the case with most, says I shouldn't have too much problem there, but I was wondering if anyone had experienced this procedure and could speak to the pain levels involved post-surgery and what I should expect. I just want to try and eliminate surprises as best I can!

    Thanks!

     
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