Urethral stricture

Urethral Stricture

Bangalore’s Regal Hospital, on Thanisandra-Yelahanka Road, is close to the projected Bharathiya City and offers top-notch infrastructure. We work hard to offer high-quality, affordable healthcare that is available to everyone. Regal Hospital is a cutting-edge, multispecialty hospital dedicated to offering excellent medical care across a broad spectrum of specialities. When it comes to urethral stricture, it is particularly important to diagnose and test very acutely to get the required results and plan a course of action.
Urethral stricture is a condition that occurs when the urethra, the tube that carries urine from the bladder out of the body, becomes narrow or blocked. This condition can cause a variety of uncomfortable symptoms and can even lead to serious complications if left untreated. Fortunately, there are effective treatment options available, and our hospital is proud to offer some of the most advanced and comprehensive urethral stricture treatment services in the region.

Types of Urethral Stricture

There are several types of urethral strictures, each with its specific causes and characteristics. The most common type of urethral stricture is known as anterior urethral stricture, which occurs in the front part of the urethra. Posterior urethral stricture is less common and occurs in the back part of the urethra. Urethral strictures can also be classified based on their length, with short strictures being less than 1 cm and long strictures being greater than 1 cm in length.

Symptoms of Urethral Stricture

The symptoms of urethral stricture can vary depending on the severity and location of the blockage. Some common symptoms include
  • Difficulty in starting to urinate
  • Weak urine flow
  • Pain or discomfort while urinating
  • Urinary tract infections
  • Blood in the urine
  • Urinary incontinence or leakage
  • Pelvic pain or discomfort
If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, it is important to seek medical attention as soon as possible.

Treatment Options for Urethral Stricture

There are several treatment options available for urethral stricture, ranging from minimally invasive procedures to more extensive surgeries. The best treatment option for you will depend on the severity and location of your stricture, as well as your overall health and medical history.
Some common treatment options include
  • Urethral dilation: This involves inserting a small tube into the urethra and gradually expanding it to widen the blocked area.
  • Urethrotomy: This is a minimally invasive procedure in which a small incision is made in the urethra to remove or bypass the blockage.
  • Urethroplasty: This is a more extensive surgical procedure in which the damaged or scarred portion of the urethra is removed and replaced with healthy tissue.
  • Endoscopic treatment: This involves using a small camera to visualize the blockage and then removing or bypassing it using specialized tools.
At Regal Hospital, we are proud to offer a range of advanced treatment options for urethral stricture, including minimally invasive procedures that can help minimise discomfort and reduce recovery time.

Preventive Measures for Urethral Stricture

While some cases of urethral stricture cannot be prevented, there are steps that you can take to reduce your risk of developing this condition. Some important preventive measures include:
  • Practising good hygiene: This can help to reduce the risk of infections that can lead to urethral stricture.
  • Avoiding risky sexual behaviours: This can help to reduce the risk of sexually transmitted infections that can lead to urethral stricture.
  • Avoiding unnecessary catheterization: This can help reduce the risk of damage to the urethra.
  • Seeking prompt medical attention: If you experience symptoms of urethral stricture, it is important to seek medical attention as soon as possible to prevent complications.
At our hospital, we are committed to providing our patients with the highest quality care for urethral stricture and other urological conditions. Our experienced and skilled urologists use the latest technology and techniques to provide the most effective and personalised treatment plans for each patient. We offer everything from minimally invasive procedures to extensive surgery under one roof. If you or any of your loved ones need medical attention, look no further than Regal Hospital.

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