Pediatric Urethral Stricture

Pediatric Urethral Stricture

Pediatric Urethral Stricture

Urethral stricture means that the urethra (tube that carries urine out of the body) is unusually narrow.

Dallas

214-456-2444
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Suite F4300

Plano

469-303-4200
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Suite P1100

Park Cities

469-488-7000
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Suite 106

South Rockwall

214-867-7400
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Suite 233

Tyler

214-456-2444
Fax: 214-456-2497
Medical Arts Plaza Building

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What is a Pediatric Urethral Stricture?

Urethral stricture occurs when the urethra (tube that carries urine from the bladder out of the body) narrows, which restricts urine flow. This condition mainly affects males.

What are the signs and symptoms of a Pediatric Urethral Stricture?

Urethral stricture symptoms can range from mild to severe. They may include:

  • Blood in the semen or urine
  • Frequent starting and stopping of urinary stream
  • Inability to completely empty the bladder
  • Inability to control urination (incontinence)
  • Inability to urinate
  • Pain in the pelvic or lower abdominal area
  • Pain or burning when urinating
  • Penile swelling and pain
  • Reduction in the volume of urine
  • Sudden, frequent urges to urinate
  • Urine that is dark in color
  • Weak urine flow

What are the causes of a Pediatric Urethral Stricture?

Causes of urethral stricture can include:

  • Catheter (tube to train urine out of the body) insertion
  • Pelvis fracture
  • Radiation
  • Scar tissue
  • Surgery performed on the prostate
  • Tissue inflammation

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