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How is the stretching of the urethra done?

How is the stretching of the urethra done?

Your urethral stretching procedure may be completed during the cystoscopy. At that time your doctor will widen the urethra by using a thin instrument that stretches the urethra. A local anesthesia is used for this procedure.

How long does it take for an urethral stricture to form?

Pelvic fractures and perineum trauma are commonly associated with urethral strictures. 11  While many strictures take months or years to form, a patient may have normal urination before a trauma and after a trauma may have significant urethral stricture due to injury or the swelling caused by the injury. 4 

How is the urethra widened under general anesthesia?

Under general anesthesia, the urethra is widened using a series of gradually larger dilating instruments and a cystoscope. A urethrotomy is when the cystoscope is used with a special tool to cut the ring of scar tissue and open the area of blockage. After the procedure, a urethral catheter is usually left in the urethra for three to five days.

How is the urethra widened during cystoscopy?

The urethra may be widened (dilated) during cystoscopy by inserting a thin instrument to stretch the urethra while you are under local anesthesia. If this method is not possible or successful, the doctor may suggest a surgical procedure in which the diseased part of the urethra will be removed and replaces it with tissue from the body.

Your urethral stretching procedure may be completed during the cystoscopy. At that time your doctor will widen the urethra by using a thin instrument that stretches the urethra. A local anesthesia is used for this procedure.

Is there a long-term solution for urethral strictures?

But, unfortunately, it’s rarely a long-term solution for men. So the other way that we treat urethral strictures is to do an actual surgery, where we cut into the body, and that’s called a urethroplasty surgery.

What does it mean to have a narrowing of the urethra?

Table of Contents. A urethral stricture is a narrowing of the urethra, the tube through which urine leaves the bladder and exits the body. This narrowing causes difficulty with passing urine, including straining and pain in the urethra.

The urethra may be widened (dilated) during cystoscopy by inserting a thin instrument to stretch the urethra while you are under local anesthesia. If this method is not possible or successful, the doctor may suggest a surgical procedure in which the diseased part of the urethra will be removed and replaces it with tissue from the body.