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What is the reason that urethral tears heal with a catheter but urethral stricture requires surgery and other measures?
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Dr. Mark Rasak
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
In brief: Diffrent problems
A urethral tear is helped by the catheter becuause it seals off the tear, prevents bleeding and keeps down swelling that can obstruct flow.
A stricture is scar tissue that has formed after the healing process is complete. Scar tissue formation is a normal part of the healing process. In some pts too much scar tissue forms and obstructs flow.Surgery to clesr out the scar is then necessary.

In brief: Diffrent problems
A urethral tear is helped by the catheter becuause it seals off the tear, prevents bleeding and keeps down swelling that can obstruct flow.
A stricture is scar tissue that has formed after the healing process is complete. Scar tissue formation is a normal part of the healing process. In some pts too much scar tissue forms and obstructs flow.Surgery to clesr out the scar is then necessary.
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