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Stricture (Overview)

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.


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1 beningn ln peridudonal at site of stricture. What kind of operation do I need?

1 beningn ln peridudonal at site of stricture. What kind of operation do I need?

Duodenum: If you have a bowel stricture, at the duodenum or upper small bowel you may benefit from egd/scope prior to final surgical planning. Take your friend or family with you to the surgery consult, and understand your risk/benefit analysis. ...Read more

Stricture (Overview)

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.


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What causes urethral stricture?

What causes urethral stricture?

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 more

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What are the signs of a urethral stricture?

What are the signs of a urethral stricture?

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

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What are the causes of a urethral stricture?

What are the causes of a urethral stricture?

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 more

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What is the definition or description of: stricture?

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

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What is stricture at the right ureteropelvic junction?

What is stricture at the right ureteropelvic junction?

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

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Can you give me more info on a urethra stricture problem?

Can you give me more info on a urethra stricture problem?

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

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I think i might have a urethra stricture problem, what are common signs?

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

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Is there any way to fix or heal a sigmoid stricture with having a surgery?

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

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What does it mean that my colonscopy was stopped due to stricture at sigmoid?

What does it mean that my colonscopy was stopped due to stricture at sigmoid?

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

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I have uretheral stricture post AP repair. Seeing urologist in 3 days. What will they do to fix in 27yr female?

I have uretheral stricture post AP repair.  Seeing urologist in 3 days.
What will they do to fix in 27yr female?

Plan: Sorry to hear this and sorry to tell, that you have to wait these 3 days for evaluation. Decision could be done on base of quality of structure, and other clinical symptoms. Surgical or not surgical approach possible. ...Read more

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Can this diagnosis be considered malpractice?..after the stricture was found I asked if I ever had prostatitis and was told no..

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 more

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