A 35-year-old male asked:
35m. urologist said weak stream a 10-11 when should be 20-30. wants to do cysto awake to look for strictures. scared. is there another way to tell?
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Radiology 41 years experience
Yes: A retrograde urethrogram is an alternative. This done by placing a catheter in the urethra by the tip of the penis. A balloon is inflated to block the urethra. Then a contrast agent is injected. This is done using x-ray images which are obtained at the time of the injection. It is a very accurate way to look for penile strictures.
Specializes in Internal Medicine
If the stream is: weak he should do uroflo study and post voiding study to check if any sign of obstruction. after that if obstruction is suspected then cysto is appropriate
Last updated Dec 11, 2016
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