Narrowing of the natural urethral passage is known as stricture urethra. The usual symptoms faced by such a patient are:
Common causes for stricture formation:
This condition can easily be diagnosed by a few simple tests such as uroflowmetry and retrograde urethrogram
Symptoms of Stricture Urethra
Urethral Stricture can cause numerous symptoms, and the most obvious sign is a weakened urinary system, which can vary from mild to severe. Some signs and symptoms of a urinary stricture include:
Some of the patients with severe urinary strictures are not able to urinate completely (acute urinary retention) and require immediate medical attention. Urinary stricture can also cause prostatitis, a complicated urinary tract infection, in which the enlargement and inflammation of the prostate gland take place. Also, some patients develop secondary bladder stones because of incomplete emptying of the bladder.
Without treatment, urinary strictures can cause kidney infections and bladder stones, and it can also cause bladder enlargement, which may become dysfunctional with time. The selection oftreatment for urinary strictures depends upon the severity and length of the stricture. Dr. Niren Rao is one of the best urologists who provide Urethral Stricture Surgery in South Delhi.
Urethral Stricture Surgery Treatment in Delhi, at Dr. Niren Rao’s Urology Practice Clinic, involves the latest treatments, interventions, and tests to detect the disease. Therefore, Dr. Rao can provide effective ways to manage and prevent this problem.
The diagnosis involves:
For a safe and effective urethral stricture surgery, consult the certified and experienced urologist Dr. Niren Rao in South Delhi.
Causes of urethral stricture
In males during the urination process, the urine is carried out by the urethra from the bladder via the penis and is excreted from the urethral meatus. In urethral strictures, the male urethra becomes narrower in shape. The urethral stricture occurs due to chronic inflammation or the formation of scar tissue.
Reasons for the formation of scar tissue are as follows
The scar tissue narrowing the urethra causes difficulty in urinating. A weakened urinary system is the most obvious symptom of urethral strictures.
In severe stricture cases, patients are not able to urinate completely. This is an emergency medical condition known as urinary retention. Renal failure and hydronephrosis may also occur in long-standing cases. A urethral stricture causes inflammation and enlargement of the prostate
Optical Internal Urethrotomy procedure for urethral strictures:
Optical Internal Urethrotomy is a procedure that is used to treat urethral strictures or scar tissue. In Optical Internal Urethrotomy, the narrowed part of the urethra (scar tissue or strictures) is directly cut by using a cystoscope and a cold knife or laser. It is a minimally invasive daycare procedure, and no incision or cuts are involved in this procedure. After the surgery, a catheter is kept in situ for five to seven days. This treatment normalizes the urine flow after the removal of the catheter. Therefore, internal urethrotomy is a safe and reliable process for the management of urethral strictures.