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Female urethral stricture

Posted by @lisalucier, Sep 27, 2017

A urethral stricture occurs when scarring narrows the tube that carries urine out of your body. A stricture restricts the flow of urine from the bladder and can cause a variety of medical problems in the urinary tract, including inflammation or infection.

Highly skilled Mayo Clinic expert, Dr. Steve Petrou, is one of the few urologists in the US who performs both minimally invasive and reconstructive surgical techniques to treat women with urethral stricture disease. Dr. Petrou is preparing a script for a video about female urethral stricture. What questions would you like him to address in the video?

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What are the symptoms?

Hi, @mlaporte.
According to Mayo Clinic, the signs and symptoms of urethral stricture disease include:
• Slowing of your urine stream, which can happen suddenly or gradually
• Urine leakage or dribbling after urination
• Spraying of the urine stream
• Difficulty, straining or pain when urinating
• Increased urge to urinate or more frequent urination
• Blood or discharge from the penis
• Pain in the pelvis or lower abdomen
You can read more here: http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/urethral-stricture/basics/definition/con-20037057

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