What is Urethral dilation?

Category: Procedures


Urethral dilation is a procedure that involves stretching out the urethra in order to increase its diameter and improve the flow of urine out of the body. This procedure is most commonly used to treat urethral strictures.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Urinary tract infection 2 1
Feelings of emptiness 1 0
Sexual abuse 1 0
Urinary retention 1 0

  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 0
Moderate 0
Mild 1
None 0

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Urethral dilation

Side effect Patients
Urethral discomfort 1
Adherence Evaluations
Always 1
Usually 0
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 1
A little hard to take 0
Not at all hard to take 0
Last updated:
There are no evaluations for Urethral dilation.