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What are the most common cause of urethral strictures?

What are the most common cause of urethral strictures?

Stricture causes: Any form of irritation be it trauma (eg a "straddle" injury, catheterization, urethral endoscopy, ...) or infection (urethritis - especially if undiagnosed/left untreated). ...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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How to get pain relief for urethral strictures?

How to get pain relief for urethral strictures?

See urologist: You may need to have the stricture dilated. In the interim I would suggest an NSAID like Ibuprofen ...Read more

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Where to get pain relief for urethral strictures?

Where to get pain relief for urethral strictures?

See your PCP: Physical exam is warranted. The symptoms you have described, pain in urethral structure is a serious medical conditions and need to be addressed by your primary care physician. See your PCP for evaluation, labs and pain management. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is there any correlation between chronic coughing and esophageal strictures?

Is there any correlation between chronic coughing and esophageal strictures?

Yes: Gastrointestinal /esophageal conditions such as esophageal strictures and esophagitis/gastritis stimulate the vagus nerve and parasympathetic system. This stimulation can cause bronchospasm and bronchial secretions which leads to cough. Best to treat esophageal /gastric conditions in addition to treating and diagnosing other respiratory causes of the cough. ...Read more

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What are intestinal strictures?

What are intestinal strictures?

Narrowing: Stricures are narrowed areas of the intestine which can impede the flow of nutrients or stool. They can be associated with crohn's disease, cancer, trauma, infection and the use of non-steroidal anti-inflammatoy drugs (nsaids) to name a few. ...Read more

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Can urethral strictures be treated with flomax (tamsulosin)?

Can urethral strictures be treated with flomax (tamsulosin)?

Unfortunately no.: Flomax or tamsulosin relaxes the smooth muscle of the prostate to improve urine flow in men with enlarged prostates. There is likely some small effect on the ureters and urethra as well. However, a stricture is usually a fixed obstruction with elements of scar tissue that would not respond to a medication like flomax. ...Read more

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Can there be any correlation between chronic coughing/bronchitis and esophageal strictures?

Can there be any correlation between chronic coughing/bronchitis and esophageal strictures?

If you regurgitate : It has become increasing common to evaluated esophageal diseases when evaluating a cough or bronchitis. Any esophageal obstruction such as a stricture (or a cancer or achalasia) to cause regurgitation of esophageal contents and then aspiration into the trachea which will cause immediate coughing and if persistent even bronchitis. ...Read more

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Does soda irritate the esophagus? Can it cause strictures? Does soda interact with medicine if medicine is taken with soda?

Buuuuurp! Excuse Me.: You talkin' about soda soda (soda pop)?? Like Coke? ("No coke, Pepsi!!")or Barq's famous root beer?Or do you mean baking soda?Or caustic soda?You take the latter and you'll be in a world of hurt. But anything with carbonated water (water to which carbon dioxide bubbles are added)won't hurt much.It's the sugar in soda pop that should worry you (obesity, liver problems, dental caries,chronic burping ...Read more