Men with a stricture will experience the following symptoms:
Urethral stricture is a narrowing of the urethra (tube that carries urine from bladder to the opening at the tip of the penis). Strictures of the urethra slow down the urinary stream and cause discomfort while urinating. If untreated, strictures will result in incomplete bladder emptying, urinary retention and backup of urine into the kidneys (hydronephrosis) which can eventually lead to renal failure.
The most common causes are injury or inflammation. Scar tissue that forms the stricture can form from
Symptoms, non-invasive flow rate measurements and ultrasound can provide clues that a patient could potentially suffer from a urethral stricture. However, the definite diagnosis can only be made by either
Christian Seipp MD PhD
Consultant Urological Surgeon