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Diagnosis and Testing

To be diagnosed with a urethral stricture, visit your urologist and tell them about any previous injuries or medical conditions. There are physical examinations and lab tests used to determine the severity of your condition.

Once your doctor evaluates the seriousness of your condition, you’ll have a better idea of what the next steps in treating your urethral stricture will involve.

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When Should You Get Tested in Atlanta, GA for a Urethral Stricture?

If you’ve considered whether you should see a urologist and get tested for urethral stricture, here are a few questions that you should ask yourself:

  • Are your condition and its symptoms making life difficult for you?
  • Are you feeling burning sensations when you urinate?
  • Are you experiencing urinary incontinence or sudden feelings of urgency?

If you’ve answered positively to these questions, you’ve probably already begun researching your symptoms online with queries like “urologist near me” or “treatment for urinary infection near me.” Advanced Urology is here to help. Call us today at 678-344-8900 to learn more about diagnosis and testing options and to make an appointment.

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Common Tests for a Urethral Stricture

Once you’ve decided to see a urologist in Atlanta for your symptoms, the next step is run tests to learn the cause of those symptoms which could be one or more of a number of factors which cause urinary problems and pain.

Ultrasound of the Urethra

An ultrasound of the urethra is generally one of the first tests administered to discover the size and length of your urethral stricture and the degree of narrowing in your urethra. This is a noninvasive test and does not cause pain.

Retrograde Urethrogram

A retrograde urethrogram is another radiological test that evaluates your urethral stricture symptoms. This test includes placing a catheter in the urethra. Radiographic images are taken through the catheter to assess your urethral stricture. This minimally invasive test may cause some discomfort.

Urinalysis

Your Atlanta urologist will collect a urine sample from you and run various tests to rule out different causes of urethral stricture.

X-rays

Finally, your doctor may decide to take special x-rays while you urinate to glean helpful insights regarding your urethral stricture and its causes.