Trauma & Urinary Tract Reconstruction

Trauma & Urinary Tract ReconstructionThe narrowing of the urethra, the urinary channel from the bladder to the outside of your body that can be caused by trauma to the bicycle seat area, infections, pelvic bone fractures or unknown causes.

Symptoms

Weak urine stream
Reduced urine output
Painful urination
Incomplete emptying of the bladder
Inability to void
Recurrent urinary tract infections

Diagnosis

Urinanalysis
Urine cultures
Uroflow studies
Pressure flow studies
X-rays – fluroscopic studies and ultrasound

Treatment

For mild cases, observation is reasonable. For moderate to severe cases, it depends of the location and length of the urethral stricture. Endoscopic therapies include urethral dilation or cutting with urethrotomy. Surgical techniques include removal of scar tissue with reconstruction of the urethra without graft v. with graft tissue.

St Pete Urology is a team of medical professionals who specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of urological diseases and conditions. We offer quality care with compassion. For an appointment, call us at (727) 478-1172