Urethral Stricture Treatment in St. George, UT

Urology Associates

Urethral Stricture Treatment

Urethral stricture disease is one cause of lower urinary tract symptoms. Urethral strictures occur when scar tissue forms in the urethra (the tube which carries urine out of the bladder). Typically this occurs in men due to the longer urethra, but in rare cases can present in women. The scar tissue results from trauma, surgery on the urinary system, urinary tract infection, or sexually transmitted diseases.

Common Symptoms:

  • Slowing/Dribbling of the Urinary Stream
  • Frequent Urinary Tract Infections
  • Incomplete emptying of the bladder
  • Straining to urinate
  • Painful urination
  • Blood in the urine

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Urethral Stricture Testing and Treatment

X-ray testing and cystoscopy are the typical examinations used to determine the complexity of strictures.

There are two main treatment options for strictures:

Urethral Dilation This is an outpatient procedure where the scar tissue is either stretched or cut under anesthesia.

Urethroplasty This is an operation for either recurrent strictures or more complex areas of scar tissue. The procedure involves a small incision where the scar tissue is removed and the urethra is repaired.

Longer more complex structures may require using tissue from the lining of the cheek to repair the urethra. Though this procedure uses a small incision and an overnight stay in the hospital, the success rates range from 85-92% successful in eliminating the problem long term.

We are proud of our commitment to health care and preventive care in St. George, UT! Using only the most current techniques and technologies. At Urology Associates we've grown a reputable practice built on excellence. Schedule an appointment today for more information about our services!

Urologist in St. George, UT
Urology Associates
736 S 900 E Suite 108
St. George, Utah 84790
www.urologystgeorge.com