URETHRAL STRICTURE TREATMENT RELIABLE AND EASY
- 1 URETHRAL STRICTURE TREATMENT RELIABLE AND EASY
- 1.1 Dr. Gautam Banga explains the urethral stricture treatment.
- 1.2 What causes urethral stricture?
- 1.3 What are the potential complications of urethral stricture & hindrances to Urethral Stricture Treatment?
- 1.4 What are the options for urethral stricture treatment?
Urethral Stricture Treatment is possible, it is an abnormal narrowing of the urethra that slows or blocks the stream of urine exiting the body. The urethra is part of your urinary system, which is also known as the urinary tract. Your urinary tract includes two kidneys, which filter waste products from the bloodstream and produce urine; two ureters, which transport urine from the kidneys to the bladder; the bladder, which stores urine; and the urethra, which eliminates urine from the body.
The urethra connects the bladder to the outside of the body. It ends at the tip of the penis in men and in the area just in front of the vaginal opening in women. The male urethra also transports semen to the outside of the body. In men, the urethra extends from the tip of the penis, through the prostate gland, and up to the urethral sphincter valve.
While urethral stricture can affect people of all ages, it is not a common condition.it is more likely to occur in men than in women due to the differences in anatomy. Urethral Stricture Treatment is completely curable.
Dr. Gautam Banga explains the urethral stricture treatment.
SYMPTOMS of URETHRAL STRICTURE
Bothersome symptoms related to stricture urethra (symptoms in which stricture urethra should be suspected)
- Poor urinary stream.
- Passing urine with very thin stream or passing urine in drops.
- Straining to pass urine.
- Need more than usual time to pass urine.
- Sudden urge to pass urine
- Have to go frequently to pass urine
- Sense of incomplete emptying of bladder.
- Recurrent urinary infection
- Retention or inability to pass urine
- Incontinence of urine after retention (Overflow Incontinence)
- Pus discharge from urethral meatus
- Abscess formation in Perineal region followed by urine discharge from the abscess (urethra-cutaneous Fistula)
- Swelling and infection in prostate (Prostatitis) or in testis (Epididymorchitis).
- Rarely flank pain while passing urine ( due to reflux)
What causes urethral stricture?
Urethral strictures are most often caused by inflammation or scar tissue in the urethra. A variety of diseases, disorders and conditions can cause this inflammation or scarring including: Urethral Stricture Treatment is easy and permanent.
- Cancer (rarely)
- Infections from urinary catheters or sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), such as chlamydia and gonorrhea
- Injury or trauma to the urethra, such as pelvic fractures, straddle injuries, or contact sports injuries
- Lichen sclerosis (an inflammatory condition that causes spots and patches on the genital area)
- Surgical procedures involving the penis or urethra, including traumatic insertion or removal of urinary catheters
- Tumors that grow and press on the urethra
- In rare cases, urethral strictures are present at birth as part of a congenital condition.
What are the potential complications of urethral stricture & hindrances to Urethral Stricture Treatment?
Complications of urethral stricture can be serious and life threatening. Urinary retention can occur if your body cannot effectively eliminate urine. This results in urine pooling in your bladder, which encourages bacterial growth and also leads to extreme bladder distention. Following the treatment plan you and your healthcare provider develop specifically for you will minimize the risk of complications including:
- Bladder infection, bladder stones, and cystitis
- Cancer of the urethra
- Chronic prostatitis or epididymitis
- Kidney infection
- Permanent bladder and urethra damage
- Permanent kidney damage, loss of normal kidney function, and kidney failure
- Spread of infection and sepsis
- Urethral abscess
What are the options for urethral stricture treatment?
The goal of urethral stricture treatment is to permanently cure the condition. This is most often accomplished through surgical procedures to widen, open or reconstruct the urethra.
Your urithral stricture treatment and surgical options will vary based on the location and length of the stricture, the type and severity of the underlying cause, and other factors. Your healthcare provider is best able to properly guide to urethral stricture treatment decisions based on your specific circumstances. Take an appointment today for urethral stricture treatment.
For an Appointment on Urethral Stricture Treatment reach out to :
Dr. Gautam Banga
Urologist, Andrologist and Genito -Urinary Reconstructive Surgeon
Contact No. : +91-9999446622 | 011-41041131
Website : www.urethraandpenilesurgery.com