Pain in the urethra is a common condition in men. It can be due to an inflammation of the urethra or to a urethral stenosis. Depending on their origin, they can manifest themselves by different symptoms more or less severe depending on the case. Treatments also vary according to the type of problem. How to recognize these diseases? What are the symptoms and possible treatments? Origins, manifestations, diagnosis… The Marois Clinics tell you all about it.
Pain in the urethra in men can be a sign of urethritis or urethral stricture.
Depending on the nature of the problem, the causes of urethral pain can vary greatly.
Urethritis usually presents with several different symptoms. The patient may experience urinary burning, urethral discomfort and/or spontaneous urethral discharge outside of urination. This discharge may resemble pus or serum and may be accompanied by blood.
Urethritis may also be manifested by urinary frequency or hematuria (blood in the urine). Depending on the extent and origin of the infection, other clinical signs may also be present.
Urethral stricture results in the majority of cases in very thin or double, interrupted, spiral urinary jets. It can also be manifested by the following signs:
In the most severe cases, stenosis can lead to complete obstruction of urine flow.
In order to diagnose infections that cause male urethral pain, it is possible to perform different tests depending on the patient’s symptoms.
The treatments proposed by the doctor are different depending on the problem that causes pain in the urethra in men.