Female urethral stricture

Posted by Lisa Lucier @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?

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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

Are you thinking this might be your situation or that of a friend?

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I have this condition. Although, I have been diagnosed with this , it is hard to find a doctor skilled to help me fix this problem.

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@kellanns Sorry about this condition . Have you seen a urologist? They should be able to help you . If one doesn't don't give up get a 2nd or 3rd opinion

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The female Euretha is only about 7" longcompaired to a male 16". Childbirth therefore causes stretching and need for re-education of the pelvic floor ( Best with biofeedback) Question. If surgery shortens the tube more, how does the surgery make up the difference? Question 2) Does post surgery include Biofeedback? Who is certified by medicare?( Biofeedback Certification Institute of America, Certified?) I am a Biofeedback Emeritus, so these are relavanent questions. What will be the ICU code after surgery-Medicare in USA.?

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@kellanns

I have this condition. Although, I have been diagnosed with this , it is hard to find a doctor skilled to help me fix this problem.

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@kellanns– Good mornning. I am wondering if you have made another appointment to seek reliefe from this stricture.

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@kellanns

I have this condition. Although, I have been diagnosed with this , it is hard to find a doctor skilled to help me fix this problem.

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Hi, @kellanns – wondering if you've found a doctor who can help with your urethral stricture?

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Yes, I found someone. Finally. Thank you

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