Urethral strictures is a pathological decrease in the diameter of the urethral canal in any segment surrounded by a spongy body (this is the anterior section). In this case, symptoms of damage from the lower urinary tract appear (difficulty urinating, discomfort, etc.).
A small educational program. If the posterior part of the urethra is involved in the pathological process, then urologists call this not a stricture, but a stenosis.
Urethral stricture often predisposes to the development of urinary tract infections, prostatitis, protrusion of the bladder wall, as well as the formation of stones in it. In severe cases, abscesses and fistulas may form around the urethra.
The nature of the manifestations of urethral strictures depends on the severity of the narrowing. Clinical manifestation is noted when the diameter of the urethra narrows to 3-5 mm or less.
The main symptoms are:
-weak or thin stream of urine;
-periodic pain in the urethral canal after urination;
- lack of satisfaction after going to the toilet "in a small way" (it seems that there is still urine in the bladder);
- urge to urinate;
- frequent trips to the toilet;
- Difficulty urinating, the need to strain.
The disease is often chronic, therefore it is sometimes called stricture disease. Each new exacerbation leads to an expansion of the narrowing zone.
Urologists warn that urethral strictures form gradually against the background of adverse factors. Therefore, it is important to monitor the health of the genitourinary system and promptly treat any pathological processes. It is also important not to introduce any objects into the urethral canal that could injure it.
For the slightest problems with urination, visit a urologist as soon as possible. A comprehensive examination will help establish the cause of the discomfort and eliminate it in a timely manner, preventing the proliferation of connective tissue and the destruction of the normal morphology of the urethra.
Urethral stricture is a complex disease, the treatment of which requires a differentiated and competent approach. Conservative therapy of the disease is not effective.
Conservative therapy is carried out only with concomitant infections of the genitourinary system. It includes the appointment of antibacterial and anti-inflammatory drugs. Correction of treatment can be carried out after receiving the results of bacteriological culture of urine or prostatic secretion (depending on the clinical form of the disease).
If the disease recurs, the strictures are longer, urologists in the treatment usually give preference to open reconstructive operations. Plastic surgery can consist in the formation of an anastomosis (direct connection of the cut ends of the urethra) or suturing the ends with a prosthesis from a flap of tissues obtained from the buccal mucosa, for example (used when the length of the urethra is insufficient after excision of the pathological site).
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