This section is from the book "The Home Hand-Book of Domestic Hygiene and Rational Medicine. Volume 2.", by J. H. Kellogg, M.D.. Also available from Amazon: The Home Hand-Book of Domestic Hygiene and Rational Medicine, Volume 2.
This is a condition in which the urethra is contracted in some part of its length.
Stricture is most often the result of inflammation. Its presence is indicated by difficulty in passing urine or ability to pass but a small, weak stream. Sometimes there are two or more streams which are often curved or spiral. There is also usually dribbling of urine at the close of urination, and more or loss discharge from the urethra.
The treatment of stricture can be conducted only by a competent surgeon; but it is a matter of great importance that these cases receive prompt attention.