What is Urethral Stricture? How to manage it? What are the precautions to be taken? What are the signs and symptoms? What is the cause of this disease? How to treat it? How can homeopathy help you? All of this answered, in this post and of course our doctors always there to help you. Just fill in your details in the form down below and we will answer all your questions for FREE!
What is Urethral Stricture?
Urethral stricture is narrowing of the urethra can be due to trauma, infection, tumors, surgeries, or any other cause of scarring may lead to urethral narrowing or stricture. Urethral stricture is more common in men and boys.
In males, the urethra travels through the penis carrying urine and semen. In females, the urethra is shorter lying above the vaginal opening.
Who are more prone to get affected with Urethral Stricture?
It commonly occurs in men, its a rare occurrence in female patients.
What are the causes of Urethral stricture?
• A history of sexually transmitted disease (STD)
• Any instrument inserted into the urethra (such as a catheter or cystoscope)
• Benign prostatic hyperplasia
• Injury or trauma to the pelvic area
• Rarely congenital malformation
What are the signs and symptoms of Urethral Stricture?
• Urgency in urine
Blood in semen
• Dark urine
• Decreased urine output
Discharge from the urethra
• Inability to urinate (urinary retention)
• Painful urination
• Pain in the lower abdomen
• Pelvic pain
• Urine is slow stream
• Swelling of the penis
What investigations are advised in cases of Urethral Stricture?
• A physical examination may show the following:
• Enlarged or tender lymph nodes in (inguinal) area.
• Enlarged prostate
• Hardness (in duration) on the under surface of the penis
• Redness or swelling of the penis
-Prostate examination and screening for prostate cancer
What are the dietary restrictions in cases of Urethral Stricture?
• Avoiding any injury to the urethra and pelvis.
• Acquired structures may be a result of inflammation caused by sexually transmitted infections (STIs).
• Chlamydia is now the more common cause, but strictures caused by this infection may be prevented by avoiding contact with infected individuals or by using condoms.
• Antibiotics treatment
What treatment is indicated in cases of Urethral Stricture?
• Enlarging the stricture by gradual stretching (dilation)
• Cutting the stricture with a laser or knife through a scope (urethrotomy)
• Surgical removal (excision) of the stricture with re connection and reconstruction possibly with grafts.
What Homeopathy medicines are indicated in cases of Urethral stricture?
• Clematis erecta
• Oxalic acid
• Thuja occidentalis
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