Urethral Stricture Causes, Symptoms and Prevention

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The urethra is a vessel that carries urine from the urinary bladder for its removal from the body. Usually the urethral tube is wide enough to carry the urine and let it flow freely. In certain conditions, the urethra narrows down, restricting the flow of urine. This medical condition, that commonly affects men, is known as urethral stricture. It shouldn’t be confused with blockage due to kidney stones. To clear this confusion, it is recommended to consult a Kidney Stone Specialist Doctor in Delhi.

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Urethral Stricture: Causes, Symptoms and Prevention:

Urethral Stricture: Causes, Symptoms and Prevention

What is a Urethral Stricture?:

What is a Urethral Stricture? The urethra is a vessel that carries urine from the urinary bladder for its removal from the body. Usually the urethral tube is wide enough to carry the urine and let it flow freely. In certain conditions, the urethra narrows down, restricting the flow of urine. This medical condition, that commonly affects men, is known as urethral stricture. It shouldn’t be confused with blockage due to kidney stones. To clear this confusion, it is recommended to consult a  Kidney Stone Specialist Doctor in Delhi .

Causes:

Causes When the urethra gets constricted it is called urethral stricture. It is usually caused due to a scar tissue present, or because of tissue inflammation. There can be many factors leading to scar tissues. Men who have got penile implants and young boys who go through hypospadias surgery (procedure used to correct underdevelopment in the urethra) have a much higher chances of having urethral stricture.

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An injury caused by a straddle can lead to trauma and consequently cause urethral stricture. Examples of such injuries being falling on the bicycle bar or getting hit around the scrotal area.

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Urethral stricture might be caused by the following as well : Catheter insertion Pelvic fractures Prostate surgery Radiation Benign prostate hyperplasia Repetitive or untreated UTI, urinary tract infections A tumor that is in close proximity to urethra STIs or sexually transmitted infections such as chlamydia or gonorrhea

Risk Factors:

Risk Factors Men with following conditions have increased risk of developing urethral stricture : Have one or multiple sexually transmitted diseases Have or had a catheter placed recently Have urethritis caused by an infection probably Prostate enlargement

Symptoms:

Symptoms There can be numerous symptoms caused by urethral stricture that can range from mild to severe. Some of them being : Reduced volume of urine or the urine flow being weak Frequent and sudden urges to urinate Feeling that the bladder is still full even after urinating Difficulty starting the flow of urine and stopping the stream as well Burning or a sensation of pain while urinating Pain experienced in the lower abdominal area and the pelvic region Urethral discharge Penile pain and swelling Blood present in the urine and semen Darkened urine  Inability to urinate

Diagnosis:

Diagnosis Doctors and specialists may use an array of approaches to diagnose the causes of urethral stricture . One may even identify the symptoms stated above and report them to the doctor. The doctor may ask about the illnesses you had in the past and the medical procedures in order to determine the risk factors present. The doctor may conduct several tests to make definite diagnosis.

Diagnosis:

Diagnosis The treatment depends largely on the level of severity of the condition. The  Stricture Urethra Treatment in Delhi  can be surgical or nonsurgical depending on it. Surgical treatment can be performed by the  Best Robotic Surgeon in Delhi , which is a minimally invasive form of operation and takes lower time for renewal. In certain severe cases, the flow of urine needs to be diverted completely to an opening in abdomen.

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