Urethral Stricture (cont.)

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Can urethral stricture be prevented?

In general terms, urethral stricture is not preventable as most common causes are related to injury, trauma, instrumentation, or unpreventable medical conditions. Sexually transmitted diseases such as gonorrhea or chlamydia are less common causes of urethral stricture, and they can be potentially prevented by practicing safe sex.

What is the prognosis for urethral stricture?

In general, outlook on urethral stricture is favorable. Depending on the underlying cause, some cases may carry a poorer prognosis.

Medically reviewed by Michael Wolff, MD; American Board of Urology
REFERENCES:
Gousse, Angelo E., Daniel J. Caruso, Richard A. Santucci, Joshua A. Broghammer, and Jon Timothy Posey. " Urethral Strictures, Male." eMedicine.com. June 24, 2009. <http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/450903-overview>.

Lumen, Nicolaas, et al. "Etiology of Urethral Stricture Disease in the 21st Century." The Journal of Urology 182.3 Sept. 2009: 983-987.


Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 12/20/2013

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