A urethral stricture is a narrowing of the urethra, the tube that carries urine from the bladder outside the body.
Signs and symptoms of a urethral stricture range from no symptoms at all to severe symptoms with complete retention of urine. When symptoms do occur, symptoms associated with a urethral stricture include a
- decreased urine stream,
- incomplete bladder emptying,
- spraying of the urine stream,
- difficulty, straining or pain when urinating,
- dribbling of urine, or an
- increased urge to urinate or more frequent urination than normal.
Causes of urethral stricture
A urethral stricture can be caused by any inflammation of the urethra resulting from injury, trauma, previous surgery, or infection. In many cases, no cause can be identified for a urethral stricture.
Other urethral stricture symptoms and signs
- Decreased Urine Stream
- Difficulty, Straining, or Pain When Urinating
- Dribbling of Urine
- Incomplete Bladder Emptying
- Increased Urge to Urinate or More Frequent Urination Than Normal
- Spraying of the Urine Stream
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