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Urethral Structure

What is Urethral Stricture?

Urethral Stricture is a condition in which the urethra (tube that carries urine from bladder to be eliminated from body) becomes narrow and restricts the urine flow from the bladder resulting in urinary problems like infection and inflammation, difficulty in passing urine and thin stream . Urethral Stricture mainly affects men.

What are the causes of Urethral Stricture?

The most common reason for Urethral Stricture is faulty ureathral catheterization. There are other reasons also that cause this condition, namely:

Straddle injury like falling on bicycle bar or getting hurt in area near scortum

  • Sexually transmitted infection
  • Pelvic fractures
  • Surgery performed on prostate
  • Radiation
  • Lower UTI
What are the symptoms of Urethral Stricture?

The most common symptoms of Urethral Stricture are:

  • Pain while urinating
  • Thin urine stream
  • Spraying of the stream
  • Bladder doesn’t empty fully
  • Inability to void
  • Blood in urine – Occasionally
How can Urethral Stricture be treated?

The treatment for Urethral Stricture

  • Optical internal urethrotomy with or without dilatation
  • Urethroplasty

For maintenance patency, regular intermittent dilatation is usually required.