I am a first timer for the forum but had PC - 10 yrs ago.
I have gone through assorted procedures for both strictures and bulking trying to stop the flow.
Unfortunately, I didn't know about the forum until I was going for my artificial sphincter ( 6 days post op).
In one way I agree about recommendations from newbie's since PC is a very emotional issue.
Personnally I was wrong about my present urologist ( he was partner and not my primary) that I have now versus when I was desparate to get dry. He questioned the bulking and why try it. His experience was not favorable but he didn't explain it only came off harsh and egotistical. Had to apologize for that and found out he is a good guy.
Newbie's or that case any of us, have to understand that PC is an emotional issue. This forum to me is for us to chat and not necessarily take everything as gospel but rather a starting point for ME to understand options, experiences and points to explore.
You guys helped me to ask questions, understand some of your experiences and be better prepared for Sphincter.
The one guys question about Staph infection hit home.- being one who got Staph with my RP. I know what a simple question such as Staph infection statostocs may have changed some of my after RP care.