What is Urethral Stricture?

A urethral stricture is scarring in or around the urethra (tube that connects the urinary bladder to the urinary meatus for the removal of urine from the body)that narrows or blocks the urinary passage. It is more common in men then women

What are the common causes of urethral stricture?

Inflammation, infection or urethral injury due to any instrumentation or prior foley’s catheterization can lead to urethral stricture

What are the symptoms of Urethral strictures?

Painful urination, reduced urine output, slow urine stream, spraying of the stream, incomplete emptying of the bladder and recurrent urinary tract infection.

What is the treatment for Urethral Stricture?

Urethral stricture is treated surgically as medicines are not effective

Diagnosis: RGU and MCU(retrograde and antegradeurethrogram) are imaging techniques that can help to pinpoint the length, position, and severity of the stricture.

Treatment: The choice of treatment depends on the length and severity of the stricture . Short strictures: dilation or cutting the stricture with a laser or knife using a specially designed video cystoscope (urethrotomy). Long / recurrent strictures: surgically removing the stricture and then reconstructing the area with grafts (buccal /lingual mucosal urethroplasty) or end to end anastomotic urethroplasty (see Images).

end to end anastomotic urethroplasty

end to end anastomotic urethroplasty



Hypospadias is a inborn disorder of the urethra where the urinary opening is at the underside of the penis instead of at the tip. It is the second-most common birth abnormality of the male reproductive system, affecting about one of every 250 males at birth.

What are the sign and symptoms of hypospadias?

Signs and symptoms of hypospadias may consist of:

  • Opening of the urethra at underside of the penis
  • Downward curve of the penis (chordee)
  • Hooded appearance of the penis
  • Abnormal spraying during urination

Treatment: Surgery usually restores the normal look of your child's penis. With successful treatment of hypospadias, most males can have normal urination and reproduction. The surgery depends on the location of the opening and condition of the urethral plate (see image)


Dr Ashish Saini has individually performed more than 500 complex urethroplasties with excellent results and is among the niche group of urologists to give you a thorough examination to identify the underlying pathologies related to your sexual and regenerative well being. Dr Ashish Saini is currently heading the urology program at Primus hospital which is recognized as one of the top best reconstructive and andrology Hospital in Delhi NCR.