What is urethral stenosis?

The urethra begins at the lower end of the bladder and opens into the glans in men and the vagina in women. In women, the urethra is much shorter (up to 4 cm) than in men (about 20 cm). Urethral stenosis is a narrowing of the urethra. It is much more common in men than in women. It is usually a mild but uncomfortable disease.