The stricture of the urethra is a disease accompanied bypathological narrowing of the canal. As a result of these or other factors, the normal mucous membrane lining the urethra is gradually replaced with scar tissue.
Causes of urethral stricture
To date, there are several main causes of narrowing of the urethra:
It is worth noting that the cause of the lesion of the urethra and the spongy body is not always clear.
Urethral stricture: the main symptoms
As a rule, men with a similar disease suffer from a number of very characteristic symptoms. This disease is accompanied by problems with urination.
First, the volume of urine released decreases, the jetsignificantly weakened and there is almost always a feeling of incomplete emptying. Often, before the beginning of urination, there is a long waiting period.
To the signs of stricture can be attributed anduncharacteristic discharge from the urethra. Sometimes in the urine you can see traces of blood. Some men complain of pain in the lower abdomen, as well as burning and discomfort during the very act of urination.
With such problems it is necessary to consult a urologist. In no case can one ignore symptoms or neglect medical aid - the disease is fraught with dangerous complications.
Urethral stricture: treatment
To begin with, the doctor must conduct an examination andexamination, because problems with urination can testify to other diseases. As a rule, the patient is obliged to pass a blood and urine test, as well as a smear from the urethra. Ultrasound and, if necessary, some other studies are also prescribed.
To date, there are several basic methods of treatment, but the choice here depends on the severity of the disease and the degree of growth of scar tissue: