Men who suffer from bloody or dark urine, bloody semen, loss of bladder control, and swelling of the penis might visit a urologist to confirm a diagnosis of urethral strictures. Urethral stricture occurs when the urethra becomes abnormally narrowed. This is the tube that transports urine from the bladder out of the body. The primary underlying causes of urethral strictures are the inflammation or accumulation of scar tissue in the area.
A urethra may be subjected to scar tissue build-up or inflammation because of a traumatic injury or surgical procedure performed in the area. This problem might also be the result of a disease. It is rare, though possible, to have congenital urethral strictures. Some factors can increase the risk of urethral strictures, including benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), recurrent urethritis, pelvic injuries, and sexually transmitted infections (STIs).
For compassionate urology care in Tennessee, men and women can turn to Urology Associates, P.C. Call 888-656-0667 or visit us online to view a list of conditions our urology team can treat, including sexual dysfunction and testicular cancer.