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Several causes.: A urethral stricture is a narrowing of the urethra, causing urinary difficulties or obstruction. There are many causes. Injury to the urinary tract from instrumentation, pelvic fracture, or straddle injury are causes. Sexually transmitted infections, skin diseases such as lichen sclerosis, congenital abnormalities such as hypospadias, and radiation therapy for cancer are potential causes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My take is ...: Urethral stricture may manifest with slowly progressive decrease in urine flow over a long duration - years or decades, result from prior injury - instrumentation / trauma or inflammation / infection - STD, may have urethral spotting or superimposed UTI, and taking alpha-blocker like its use for prostate will not improve its related poor urine flow. More? Ask urologist timely. ...Read more
Many causes. : A urethral stricture is a narrowing of the urethra, causing urinary difficulties or obstruction. There are many causes. Injury to the urinary tract from instrumentation, pelvic fracture, or straddle injury are causes. Sexually transmitted infections, skin diseases such as lichen sclerosis, congenital abnormalities such as hypospadias, and radiation therapy for cancer are potential causes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
A narrowing: 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, inflammatory, infectious, or malignant. ...Read more
See urologist.: A urologist can identify the location and severity of the stricture and recommend proper treatment, which can be dilation without surgery or even surgery if required for severe stricture. If the stricture is acute while swelling is present, steroid treatment may be another option. The details need to be evaluated by a urologist for the best, easiest, and most effective treatment. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Urinary tract: Ureteropelvic is at the area where your ureter crosses your pelvic bone. The junction is a few centimeters from the bladders. The stricture means the tube is pinched. ...Read more
Occur mostly in men: Most commonly occur as result of trauma or infection. Trauma:- from instrumentation medical or self induced, straddle injuries cause bulbar strictures, pelvic fractures can cause rupture or strictures in upper urethra. Infections, especially gonorrhea are notorious for causing them. Treatment can can vary from simple urethral dilatation, cystoscopic urethrotomy to 1 or 2 stage surgical procedures. ...Read more
Here are some...: Urethral stricture is the narrowing of the urethra distal to the prostate urethra, resulting from urethritis, urethral injury in early age. But at 50, it is not uncommon to coexist with the problem of poor relaxation and opening of the prostate urethra by prostate enlargement and aging. Both can cause slowing urine flow, but urethral spotting tends to more commonly happen to urethral stricture. .. ...Read more
Surgery consult: 36 year old gentleman with a question about sigmoid stricture. You should discuss your options with an expert in General Surgery. It depends what is causing your sigmoid stricture. The indication for Surgery is when there is no clear cause of your sigmoid stricture and adenocarcinoma needs to be ruled out. Imaging studies and presence of diverticular disease are contributory to the decision. ...Read more
Narrow spot: This means they were unable to progress safely due a narrow area in the sigmoid colon. This could indicate a sharp turn due to prior abdominal surgery, which made it difficult or colon surgery with a stenotic (narrowed) connection. Most concerning is that if this is a true stricture we worry about malignancy. This should be clarified with your treating physician. ...Read more
I have uretheral stricture post AP repair. Seeing urologist in 3 days.
What will they do to fix in 27yr female?
Can this diagnosis be considered malpractice?..after the stricture was found I asked if I ever had prostatitis and was told no..
No: Urethral strictures are caused by STDs such as gonnorhea or chlamydia and by trauma such as pelvic fractures or instrumentation or other trauma but not by prostatitis.Malpractice has a totally different meaning.Look it up.Sometimes we can't identify a cause. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Symptoms/exam: Strictures usually occur after procedures such as cystoscpoy or foley catheters. Sometimes after recurrent infectionns too. Pts will find their urinary stream will be weak, takes longer to empty the bladder, feeling that you still have to go even after leaving the bathroom. Sometimes the stream in such pts is no longer a single stream but has two or three streams indicating scar is obstructing. ...Read more