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What is the most common cause of a urethral stricture in a man?

What is the most common cause of a urethral stricture in a man?

What causes urethral stricture? The most common causes appear to be chronic inflammation or injury. Scar tissue can gradually form from: An injury to your penis or scrotum or a straddle injury to the scrotum or perineum.

What is posterior urethral stricture?

A posterior urethral stricture is due to a fibrotic process that narrows the bladder neck and usually results from a distraction injury secondary to trauma or surgery, such as radical prostatectomy.

How many types of urethral strictures are there?

Strictures can be divided into two main types, anterior and posterior, which differ not only in their location, but also in their underlying pathogenesis.

What is bulbous urethral stricture?

Bulbar (meaning “bulb shaped”) urethral stricture is an obstruction of urine flow through the urethra, which impedes the body’s ability to pass urine.

Can you live with a urethral stricture?

If left untreated, a urethral stricture can cause serious problems, including bladder and kidney damage, infections caused by the obstruction of urine flow, and poor ejaculation and infertility in men. Fortunately, strictures can be successfully treated.

Can a urethral stricture heal on its own?

Most of the time, it is a permanent cure. We perform a urethroplasty by removing the part of the urethra with the stricture and scar tissue. If it is a long stricture, we may also add new tissue, such as a graft from the mouth (a buccal mucosal graft) or a flap of skin to help reshape urethra.

Can urethral strictures heal themselves?

What do you need to know about urethral stricture?

Urethral Stricture in Men. The urethra is the tube that carries urine out of the body. This tube can become narrow and cause difficulty and discomfort when a man urinates. This condition is called urethral stricture. In some cases, a urethral stricture may need immediate medical attention. Urology 216.444.5600.

What are the side effects of urethral irrigation?

The most common complications of this procedure is the return of the urethral stricture. Other problems include bleeding and leakage of irrigation fluid into tissue surrounding the urethra, mild burning upon passing urine, infection, and erectile dysfunction (rare).

How is a nephrostomy used for ureteral stricture?

Percutaneous nephrostomy, a needle inserted through the back into the kidney to drain urine. Ureteral stent to drain urine from the kidney to the bladder, bypassing the stricture. You will receive a thorough diagnostic evaluation and receive clinically-proven treatment by a board-certified urologist who specializes in ureteral stricture disease.

How is a Foley catheter used for urethral stricture?

The endoscope is removed and a Foley catheter is guided up to the bladder and left in place for three to seven days to help with urine drainage and to keep the urethra from narrowing during its healing period. The most common complications of this procedure is the return of the urethral stricture.