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What are treatments for urethral stricture?

What are  treatments for urethral stricture?

Depends...: Its rx options range from urethral dilation to cutting under direct vision (visual internal urethrotomy), one-/two-stage open urethral repair (urethroplasty) with or without graft, self-dilation, stent (now, a history), etc. Note: all these carry no cure and guaranty, and require a close f/u to keep it open; so, patient needs to be aware of such. At times, stricture may recur 15 yrs after surgery. ...Read more

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Urethra (Definition)

The canal through which urine exits the bladder, discharging the urine externally. In men, it is about 20-cm long with a membranous, prostatic, bulbar, and pendulous segments ending at the glans penis; it gives passage to the spermatic fluid as well as urine. In the female, the urethra is about 4 cm long & in close relation with the anterior ...Read more


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Which is the safest and best treatment for urethral stricture?

Which is the safest and best treatment for urethral stricture?

Urethral stricture: There are 3 ways to treat urethral strictures: urethral dilation; visual internal urethrotomy; and open surgical repair. The first two are minor procedures and are usually temporary requiring repeated treatments specially urethral dilations. The open repair is major surgery but has a better prognosis and results. How severe is the stricture determines sometimes what needs to be done. ...Read more

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Can an urethral stricture in a male be repaired with treatment?

Definitely: Surgcal treatment depends upon urethral location plus length of stricture. Urethral dilatation is invariably temporary and structures recur, unless they are regularly calibrated or dilated. Cystoscopic transurethral incision of stricture is good for "iris" type very short strictures. Bulbar and distal stictures up to 2cm in length can be excised. Longer strictures require inlay or onlay grafts. ...Read more

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Can any of the treatment procedures for a urethral stricture cause sexual function damage?

Can any of the treatment procedures for a urethral stricture cause sexual function damage?

URETHRAL STRICTURE: The urethra is in a separate space as the main erectile bodies. Not likely. ...Read more

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Tell me about urethral stricture disease?

Tell me about urethral stricture disease?

Urethral narrowing.: Urethral stricture disease is a narrowing of the urethra, usually associated with scarring. They can occur anywhere along the length of the urethra. They are often caused by trauma from instrumentation, stones, infections, or may be congenital. They present as difficulty or pain with urination, with obstructive symptoms like weak stream. Treatments include dilation, urethrotomy, and urethroplasty. ...Read more

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How can I distinguish between a urethral stricture and prostatitis?

Here's some...: Specifically, diminished urine flow from urethral strictures will slowly progressivelyrics diminish and can not be improved with alpha-blocker, but that from prostatitis may fluctuate and be improved with alpha-blocker. More? Seek professional evaluation and counseling timely. ...Read more

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What are inlay onlay grafts? It has to do with urethral stricture?

What are inlay onlay grafts? It has to do with urethral stricture?

Yes.: If a urethral stricture does not respond to dilation or incision (dviu), a surgery can be performed called a urethroplasty to remove the scarred segment of tissue. After excision, the two ends of the urethra are brought together. If this is not possible because the distance is too long, a graft of tissue is placed to substitute for the urethra in that region. ...Read more

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What is the reason that urethral tears heal with a catheter but urethral stricture requires surgery and other measures?

Diffrent problems: A urethral tear is helped by the catheter becuause it seals off the tear, prevents bleeding and keeps down swelling that can obstruct flow. A stricture is scar tissue that has formed after the healing process is complete. Scar tissue formation is a normal part of the healing process. In some pts too much scar tissue forms and obstructs flow.Surgery to clesr out the scar is then necessary. ...Read more

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Treated for prostatitis in 2008 up until may of this year..urologist decides to take a look inside and tells me it was a urethral stricture..

Treated for prostatitis in 2008 up until may of this year..urologist decides to take a look inside and tells me it was a urethral stricture..

Okay but...: What is the question? The symptoms between the two are different, but I do not know what he found on his previous exam that might suggest prostatitis, such as fever, chills, painful prostate elevated white count. You could have had both and then was sidetracked by ongoing symptoms with the stricture ...Read more

Stricture (Definition)

A stricture is an anatomic narrowing of any structure in the body with a lumen. Depending on the organ, the underlying causes can be traumatic, ...Read more


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Urethral Stricture (Definition)

Urethral stricture is a narrowing of the urethra most commonly in males due to stds, ...Read more