Symptoms, Diagnosis And Treatment Of Urinary Tract Stricture

Symptoms, Diagnosis And Treatment Of Urinary Tract Stricture

Urinary Tract Stricture

Providing information on the symptoms, diagnosis and treatment of urinary tract stricture, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Mustafa Kirac, a urologist, noted that this usually occurs after a surgical operation.

Urinary tract stricture usually occurs after an intervention or surgical operation. Findings such as decreased urine flow, difficulty urinating, frequent urination and recurrent urinary tract infection may be observed. Urine flow measurement is sufficient for diagnosis. Flow rate decreased and voiding time prolonged. If in doubt, stricture can be determined with a radiogram with contrast agent called urethrography. However, this is not a method we use often. Treatment is mechanical opening of the stricture. The stricture is visualized with a camera and can be opened with the help of a cold knife or laser. After the procedure, a catheter is inserted and left in place for 2-3 days. Urethral stricture is a recurrent disease.

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