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What are the most common symptoms of urethral stricture?

What are the most common symptoms of urethral stricture?

Thanks for asking!: The most common symptom would be a consistently poor/weak urinary stream possibly associated with burning with urination or blood from penis. Previous urethral infection (such as an std) or trauma (external straddle-like injury or trauma from being catheterized or having an indwelling catheter) would be most common cause. ...Read more

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 flexible cystoscopy cause an urethral stricture? I have no other symptoms but much worsened urinary flow starting two weeks after a cystoscopy.

Can flexible cystoscopy cause an urethral stricture?  I have no other symptoms but much worsened urinary flow starting two weeks after a cystoscopy.

Very unlikely : While trauma induced stricture is very unlikely with flexible cystourethroscopy, it is possible that inflammation was induced by passing the scope. Prostatitis would be a likely culprit in this case. Talk to your urologist. ...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

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What is the definition or description of: urethral stricture?

Urethra: Urethral stricture is a narrowing of the urethra most commonly in males due to stds, precious surgery or instrumentation. ...Read more

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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