What is Urethral Stricture?
A urethral stricture is scarring in or around the urethra that narrows or blocks the passageway through which urine flows from the bladder. The stricture results from inflammation, infection or injury, and is much more common in men than in women. The scarring can occur anywhere between the bladder and the tip of the penis. In addition to uncomfortable urinary symptoms such as reduced flow rate and more frequent urination, a urethral stricture can lead to complications that include urinary tract infections, prostatitis, urinary retention and kidney damage.For more information about causes, symptoms, and treatment of Urethral Stricture >