Urethral Stricture Disease: Causes, Symptoms and Treatments
Medical & Surgical Urology

Medical & Surgical Urology
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Commentry - (2021)Volume 10, Issue 10

Urethral Stricture Disease: Causes, Symptoms and Treatments

Paraskev Katsakori*
*Correspondence: Paraskev Katsakori, Department of Urology, University of Patras, Greece, Email:

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The urethra is the tube that completes pee of the body. This tube can become thin and cause trouble and distress when a man pees. This condition is called urethral stricture. Sometimes, a urethral stricture might require quick clinical consideration.

Urethral stricture is a restricting of the urethra. Your urethra is the tube that brings pee from the bladder through the penis and out the urethral meatus (the opening at the tip of the penis) during pee.

Numerous men with a stricture will have expanding uneasiness with peeing and an easing back of the urinary stream. This can grow slowly and lead to pushing or stressing to get pee out. In others, the issue will show up unexpectedly and without earlier trouble, requiring prompt attention.

Reasons For Urethral Stricture

The most well-known causes seem, by all accounts, to be ongoing irritation or stricture. Scar tissue can bit by bit frame from:

  • A stricture to your penis or scrotum or a ride stricture to the scrotum or perineum.
  • A contamination, frequently physically sent sicknesses like chlamydia.
  • Placement ofcatheters or instruments into the urethra during surgery or systems. The scar tissue makes the urethra become restricted, making it more hard for pee to stream. In some cases, the irritation or stricture to the urethra happens some time before the stricture becomes observable. In different cases, the stricture happens before long a urethral stricture.

Symotoms of Urethral Stricture

The clearest indication of urethral stricture is a debilitated urinary framework. Indications of this can include:

  • Straining to urinate
  • Pain during urination
  • Urinary tract disease
  • Prostatitis

A few patients with extreme urethral injuries are totally incapable to pee. This is alluded to as urinary maintenance, and is a health related crisis. Hydronephrosis and renal disappointment may likewise occur from reinforcement of pee into the kidneys from an inadequately depleting bladder.

A urethral stricture can likewise cause aggravation of the prostate. Your urethra is encircled by the prostate, simply under the bladder. This aggravation of the prostate is known as prostatitis. Urinary reinforcement can likewise cause muddled urinary lot diseases. These can be dealt with anti-infection agents and treatment of the urethral stricture.

Treatment of Urethral Stricture

The treatment for urethral stricture will be chosen by the discoveries on the imaging strategies. Treatment choices include:

  • Urethral dilation
  • Internal urethrotomy
  • Urethral reconstruction

With a short stricture, urethral dilatation or inside urethrotomy might be attempted first. Under broad sedation, the urethra is augmented utilizing a progression of bit by bit bigger widening instruments and a cystoscope. An urethrotomy is the point at which the cystoscope is utilized with a unique device to cut the ring of scar tissue and open the space of blockage.

After the method, a urethral catheter is generally left in the urethra for three to five days. The most widely recognized issue of widening or urethrotomy is the arrival of the stricture, yet now and again this methodology might address the issue. You can anticipate blood in the pee for a while after this or any methodology on the urinary tract.

On the off chance that enlargement or urethrotomy comes up short and the stricture returns, urethral remaking might be expected to acquire a solid outcome as far as opening the urethra. Sometimes, the urethra is recreated by eliminating the scar tissue and afterward stitching the finishes of the urethra back together, called a urethroplasty. At the point when this is beyond the realm of imagination, the urethra might be remade utilizing the coating of within the cheek or skin folds from the penis or scrotum. This strategy is an alternate sort of urethroplasty. Utilizing these techniques, the urethra can be remade much of the time with a decent long haul achievement rates.

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Paraskev Katsakori*
Department of Urology, University of Patras, Greece

Citation: Katsakori P (2021) Urethral Stricture Disease: Causes, Symptoms and Treatments. Med Surg Urol. 10:271.

Received: 08-Oct-2021 Accepted: 19-Oct-2021 Published: 26-Oct-2021

Copyright: © 2021 Katsakori P. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.