Stricture Urethra and Claustrophobia in your urethra

aruna-ashokAruna Ashok | 04 Apr 2022
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Urethra is the passage way for urine arriving from the bladder to exit the body and of course, ejaculation. A Stricture means narrowing of a hollow tube and Stricture Urethra is a condition where injury, swelling and blocks will narrow the urethra and as a result one will have a weak stream of urine. Men are more prone to this condition than women and children due to the length of the urethra in men.


Injury – Fall on the scrotum or perineum (Ouch!)

Infection – like sexually transmitted diseases

Surgery – Prostate surgery and kidney stone removal

Anything that causes swelling

Do you need a Doctor Consultation?

There are two different types of strictures based on the location of the stricture

Posterior Urethral Stricture When the stricture occurs in the initial few inches (1” to 2”) of the penis. This is caused due to pelvic fracture.

Anterior Urethral Stricture When the stricture occurs in the 9” to 10” of the penis. It is caused by straddle injury, catheterization and other injuries in penis.

Symptoms Come to A4 Hospitals for a consultation if you experience any of the below mentioned signs

Blood in urine

Blood in semen

Thin urine stream

Pain while urinating

Urinary Tract Infections

Swelling of the penis

Urinary incontinence

Treatments depend on the:

age of the patient

cause of stricture

length of narrowing of tube

Based on the diagnosis simple cases of stricture can be tended with endoscopy and dilatation/laser incision of strictures (VIU) and complex cases need Urethral reconstruction using Buccal/skin grafts.