Lee Zhao, M. Scar tissue builds up in the tube, Dr. Lee says, narrowing the opening. That makes it hard to pee: The stream becomes slow and it may hurt, he says. Eventually, the tube can close completely. But what causes the scar tissue?
Facts about Hypospadias
Urethral stricture - Symptoms and causes - Mayo Clinic
Hypospadias pronounced hype-oh-spay-dee-us is a birth defect in boys where the opening of the urethra the tube that carries urine from the bladder to the outside of the body is not located at the tip of the penis. Click here to view a larger image. Hypospadias is a birth defect in boys in which the opening of the urethra is not located at the tip of the penis. In boys with hypospadias, the urethra forms abnormally during weeks 8—14 of pregnancy. The abnormal opening can form anywhere from just below the end of the penis to the scrotum. There are different degrees of hypospadias; some can be minor and some more severe.
What is Meatal Stenosis?
A urethral u-REE-thrul stricture involves scarring that narrows the tube that carries urine out of your body urethra. A stricture restricts the flow of urine from the bladder and can cause a variety of medical problems in the urinary tract, including inflammation or infection. Urethral stricture care at Mayo Clinic. Explore Mayo Clinic studies testing new treatments, interventions and tests as a means to prevent, detect, treat or manage this disease.
The urethra is a tube that carries urine from the bladder so it can be expelled from the body. Usually the urethra is wide enough for urine to flow freely through it. When the urethra narrows, it can restrict urinary flow. This is known as a urethral stricture.