Urethral Stricture - Symptoms

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What are the symptoms and signs of urethral stricture?

Symptoms of urethral stricture can range from no symptoms at all (asymptomatic), to mild discomfort, to complete urinary retention (inability to urinate).

Some of the possible symptoms and complications of urethral stricture include the following:

  • Difficulty starting urine flow
  • Painful urination (dysuria)
  • Urinary tract infection (UTI)
  • Urinary retention
  • Incomplete emptying of bladder
  • Decreased urine stream
  • Dribbling of urine
  • Spraying or double streaming urine
  • Blood in the urine (bloody or dark-appearing urine) known as hematuria
  • Blood in the semen
  • Urinary incontinence (loss of bladder control)
  • Pelvic pain
  • Discharge from the urethra
  • Reduced ejaculation force
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Comment from: Wolffie, 75 or over Female (Patient) Published: February 11

I have had a problem for a while of urethral stricture where the passage of urine took a very long time, it was only a trickle and when I thought I was finished, it wasn"t. When I stood up I started leaking again. I have now found that the only way I can urinate, is by standing up with a jug between my legs. The urine has a foul smell.

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Comment from: Victorygrl71, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: November 14

I get bladder infections all the time. My urethra is also narrow. I don't drink water at all. I started drinking water through the night and it seems to have helped a little. I was told I had a urethral stricture and a narrowing of the urethra, in about 1976. My doctor told me that because of the stricture and the narrowing it was easy for bacteria to get into the opening of the bladder and get stuck and because I was always at the beach it was a perfect environment for a bladder infection to grow. I had them once a month, or I remember them that often. I would always get a yeast infection after the bladder infection and also told I should drink water (up to 8 glasses) a day which I could never do for very long. I drank Coca Cola all day.

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