For the past few years I've been dealing with a urethral stricture. Today I went to my urologist for a cystoscopy so they could get a better idea of what treatment I might need. I've had this procedure done in the past and it was uncomfortable at it's worst.
This time, however, the doctor decided to try to go through my stricture with the camera. At first it wouldn't go through but with some shoving and excruciating pain she pushed it in. She took a look around and eventually pulled it out. As soon as she did there was blood coming out of my urethra. I asked if this was normal and she said it was and that it should reside within 72 hours.
It has been about 3 hours since then and there is still dark red blood oozing out of the tip of my penis. From what I understand it should be very minimal bleeding. I called the doctor to tell them what was going on and they said that was normal after a "dilation". A dilation? I thought it was just a cystoscopy! From what I've read online, a cystoscopy is not meant to dilate the stricture. Also, with a dilation, a catheter is necessary to allow the urethra to heal. Am I just paranoid or is this something I should be worried about?