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A urethral (u-REE-thrul) stricture involves scarring that narrows the tube that carries urine out of your body (urethra). A stricture restricts the flow of urine from the bladder and can cause a variety of medical problems in the urinary tract, including inflammation or infection
Scar tissue, which can narrow the urethra, can be due to:
Urethral stricture is much more common in males than in females. Often the cause is unknown.
Signs and symptoms of urethral stricture include:
To make a diagnosis, your doctor will ask about your symptoms and your medical history and conduct a physical exam. Your doctor might recommend a number of tests to determine the cause, location and length of the urethral stricture, including:
Corrective treatment at Mayo Clinic is necessary only if your stricture causes problems. If you do undergo treatment, you’ll need frequent follow-up exams for at least a year to ensure the stricture doesn’t recur and that you remain free of infection.
Your treatment will depend on your situation. Treatment options at Mayo Clinic include:
Generally, whenever urethroplasty is possible for treating urethral stricture, doctors prefer that procedure over other surgical treatments. The conventional wisdom is that performing urethroplasty early during the course of treatment spares you from needing multiple endoscopic urethrotomies, if urethral stricture recurs.
By avoiding injury to the pelvic area of the body, it may be possible to prevent some forms of urethral stricture. Taking care to avoid infection may also help prevent this condition.
Treatment of urethral stricture is mainly surgical. Injection of drugs like mitomycin C and triamcinolone into scar tissue has been found to reduce urethral stricture in some studies.
The use of laser for the treatment of urethral strictures is also being evaluated but the initial results are not encouraging.
The overall success is less than 50% in the long term follow up studies.
The success of this procedure is over 80% in the long term. It to some extend also depends on the experience of the urologist doing the surgery.