Narrowed Urethra Overview
Another name for Narrowed Urethra is Urethral Stricture.
What is a urethral stricture?
A person with a urethral stricture has abnormal narrowing of the urethra, which is the tube that drains urine from the bladder. A urethral stricture reduces the flow of urine from the bladder. A stricture may be caused by inflammation, an injury, or an infection.
What are the symptoms of a urethral stricture?
Common symptoms of a urethral stricture include decreased flow of urine and leaking of urine after urination. Less common symptoms of a urethral stricture include pain during urination, inability to urinate, and lower abdominal pain.
How does the doctor treat a urethral stricture?
Initial treatment for a urethral stricture may include the insertion of a urinary catheter into the bladder, which opens the urethra and allows urine to drain the bladder. Additional treatment for a urethral stricture may include surgery, in order to dilate the urethra or repair the urethra.
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