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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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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?

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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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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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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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 could be cause by a urethral stricture?

What could be cause by a urethral stricture?

Can be...: Can be congenital (born with it), sequel of std-related urethritis, injury by any procedures through urethra, chronic inflammation such as bxo (balanitis xerotica obliterans), etc. Detail? Ask urologist timely. ...Read more

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Can anyone tell me about urethral stricture?

Traumatic, infective: Following urethral surgey & rarely congenital. Strictures are narrowings of the urethra causing urinary obstruction of varying degrees. Can occur after straddle injuries or penile trauma. Post infectious strictures can develop from gonorrhea. Urethral meatal stricture or stenosis is the most common complication of neonatal circumcision & not uncommon after hyposadias & urethroplasty surgery. ...Read more

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How can I tell if I have a urethral stricture?

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

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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Stenosis (Definition)

Constriction or narrowing of something - duct, artery, passage way such as the outlet of the stomach into the small ...Read more