Your urethra is a tube that passes urine outside your body, but when you have urethral stricture disease, injury, infection, or swelling, it blocks this tube. At the office of Gregory Amend, MD, in the Upper East Side neighborhood of New York City, New York, you can get a swift diagnosis and treatment for this painful condition. Call the office or use the online scheduling tool to receive expert guidance for urethral stricture disease.
You might have urethral stricture disease if you develop symptoms, such as:
Frequent urinary tract infections (UTIs) can also be an indication of the condition.
The scar tissue that leads to urethral stricture disease can occur due to:
Men are more likely to develop urethral stricture disease as compared to women.
Amend provides treatment only if the stricture is causing pain or other complications. Treatment options depend on the nature of your urethral stricture but may include:
When you have a urine blockage, Dr. Amend inserts a catheter, or small tube, into your bladder to drain the urine.
Dr. Amend inserts a tiny wire through the urethra. This wire manages dilators that progressively widen the size of the urethral opening.
Dr. Amend performs this surgery by removing the narrowed area of your urethra. He may also choose to enlarge it or reconstruct the surrounding tissue.
Amend inserts a device called a cystoscope into your urethra through which he inserts instruments that remove the stricture or dissolve it.
Patients with a severe stricture who don’t qualify or want surgery may opt for a permanent stent placement to keep the urethra open.
You’re at risk of developing another urinary stricture, even after treatment. Regular follow-ups with Dr. Amend can catch these early and help you avoid the most invasive treatments.
If you’re struggling with urethral stricture disease, call the office of Gregory Amend, MD, today or use the online scheduling tool. Dr. Amend can guide you on the right treatment path to relieve you of distressing symptoms.