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Urethral Stricture Obstruction

Learn All There Is to Know About Your Procedure

Before you go in for your minimally invasive urethral stricture obstruction procedure, miVIP wants you to have all of the information you need to answer any questions and touch on any concerns that you might have. A urethral obstruction can happen in any part of the urinary tract and might be caused by calculi, tumors or anomalies that are present in your strictures or anatomy.

The surgical professionals of miVIP are well-experienced in performing obstruction procedures, so you have absolutely nothing to worry about. Since obstructions can lead to sepsis, pain, urinary tract infections and sometimes even death, it is vitally important that you take care of them if you even think that you might have one.

Who Is at Risk

Statistics show that stricture obstructions are more common in men than women. Inflammation of the Urethra can also lead to an obstruction.

Leading Causes of Stricture Obstructions

There are a number of different things that can lead to the development of stricture obstructions, including:

  • Constant urethritis and urinary conditions
  • Urethral injury
  • Urethral scar tissue
  • Prostate cancer
  • Prostate hyperplasia
  • Prune belly syndrome
  • Posterior urethral valve

Signs that You Might Have a Stricture Obstruction

There are also common symptoms of stricture obstructions that you should be aware of, such as:

  • Pain when urinating
  • Poor ejaculation force
  • Pelvic pain
  • Urethral discharge
  • Dribbling while urinating
  • Weakened urine stream
  • Spraying or double streaming urine

Viable Options for Treatment

Imaging and endoscopic studies are two of the best ways to diagnose urethral obstructions.

One thing to bear in mind with a urethral stricture obstruction, however, is that there are not many effective treatments that have been discovered. Your miVIP surgeon will do everything they can to control your symptoms. It might also be suggested that you seek out surgery if any of your symptoms cannot be controlled.

Surgery might also be suggested if:

  • There have kidney stones
  • There are problems with urination and urinary retention
  • There are chronic urinary tract infections
  • There is still urine left in your bladder after you have urinated
  • Conservative treatment options have no effect on the obstruction

One surgical option that has been proven useful is urethral dilation. During this procedure, the patient will be given a general anesthesia before thin rods are used to open up the urethral opening. Other surgical options that can be used for a urethral stricture obstruction include:

Your Prognosis

Usually, the prognosis is positive for obstructions, but there are situations where underlying conditions can alter the outcome of the treatment.

Call Us If You Would Like to Learn More

The world class miVIP surgeons are more than willing and able to take care of you and your urethral obstruction procedure. Schedule an appointment by calling today at 877-956-2263.

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