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Homeopathic Remedies for Urethral Stricture Treatment

Weak urine stream, straining to pass urine, splitting of urine stream and pain while urinating, especially in males, is not something normal. It is most likely an indication of the narrowing of the urethra, what doctors refer to as Urethral Stricture. The urethra is the lowermost part of the urinary tract through which urine is passed out from the urinary bladder. Urethral Stricture is more common in males than in females. Rather, Urethral Stricture in females is a very rare occurrence.

Homeopathic medicines, which are sourced from natural substances, can be very beneficial in the treatment of Urethral Stricture. They are completely safe and natural remedies, with no side effects, and ensure that the passage of urine becomes normal again and there is no pain in the process.

Homeopathic Remedies for Urethral Stricture

Top Natural Homeopathic Remedies for Urethral Stricture

The top ten homeopathic medicines for urethral stricture management are Clematis, Chimaphila, Cantharis, Thiosinaminum, Conium, Arnica, Cannabis Sativa,Merc Sol, Magnesia Mur and Sulph Iodatum.

1. Clematis – Top Medicine With Feeble Urine Stream, Straining To Urinate, Interrupted Urine Flow

Clematis is the best prescription to manage urethral stricture. This natural medicine can relieve many symptoms associated with urethral constriction. In cases needing it, there is feeble stream of urine with slow passage of urine. To pass urine, straining is required to initiate urine flow.  An extreme constricted sensation is felt in the urethra while passing urine. The bladder does not empty in one go and the flow of urine starts then stops and starts again several times (interrupted urine stream). At times, urine is passed drop by drop. The patient always feels as if some urine is still left behind in the bladder. Dribbling of urine occurs after passing urine. Clematis helps in establishing the proper flow of urine in a stream. Frequency to pass urine also increases. Burning in urethra when passing urine also occurs. It is also helpful for all those patients of Urethral Stricture who have a history of gonorrhoea for a long duration.

2. Chimaphila – For Thin / Split Urine Stream and Straining To Pass Urine

Chimaphila is of great help when urine stream is thin like a thread or split urine stream. Additionally, a lot of straining is required to pass urine. In spite of the efforts, the urine passed is very less in quantity. A characteristic feature is patients needing it are able to empty the bladder when standing with feet set wide apart and body stooped forward. When such peculiar symptoms come to light, the selection of the correct medicine becomes easy. Besides the above, it can be used when there is frequent urge to urinate, like every one to two hours. Cutting and burning pain when passing urine may be felt.

3. Cantharis – For Pain Or Burning While Urinating

Cantharis is a very well-known and widely used medicine for various kinds of urinary troubles. It is beneficial in Urethral Stricture cases when the foremost complaint is pain or burning while passing urine. The burning or pain may even start before urination, and continue even after passing urine. Urine may be passed drop by drop. The urge to pass urine is almost constantly present.

4. Thiosinaminum – To Dissolve Scars in Urethral Stricture

Thiosinaminum is known for its ability to dissolve scars formed anywhere in the body. Thiosinaminum can work wonders in Urethral Stricture cases where the scar tissue is formed in urethra due to any cause. The scar resolving power of this natural remedy cannot be matched by any other medicine. Pain while passing urine and increased urination at night are the main symptoms found in persons needing this medicine.

5. Conium – For Intermittent Urine Stream

This medicine can help patients of Urethral Stricture where the main trouble is the intermittent stream of urine. It takes a lot of time to complete the act of urination. The urine starts to flow and then stops and this process of starting and stopping is repeated several times to completely drain the urine out. Burning pain after passing urine may be felt.

6. Arnica – For Urethral Stricture With A History Of Injury Or Trauma

Arnica is a highly recommended natural medicine for its universal curing action in trauma and injury cases. Arnica can be given in cases of Urethral Stricture where history of an injury is found. Injuries basically caused by blunt objects, a blow or a fall are covered by this medicine. The patient needing Arnica usually complains of frequent urge to urinate and sore and bruised pain in urethra while urinating or otherwise.

7. Cannabis Sativa For Split Stream Of Urine

This medicine is useful when urination occurs in a split stream. Straining to pass urine is also required. Dribbling of urine occurs after urine flow ceases. Burning in urethra when urinating appears.

8. Merc Sol For Increased Frequency Of Urine And An Urgent Need To Urinate

Merc Sol proves effective in managing increased frequency of urine and urgency to pass urine. A person has to rush/ hurry to pass urine as the urge cannot be controlled. While urinating, the stream of urine is very weak. Urination is attended with burning pain.

9. Magnesia Mur For Stricture After Dilatation (Procedure To Stretch Urethral Sides)

This medicine works well for stricture after dilatation. It is indicated when urine passes with much straining and pressure. Urine may pass in drops. There is a sensation as if some urine always remains back.

10. Sulph Iodatum – For Stricture Following Gonorrhea

Sulph Iodatum is very beneficial when urethral stricture follows gonorrhoea. The symptoms guiding its use are urine passing drop by drop, frequent urge to pass urine and painful urination.

Signs And Symptoms Of Urethral Stricture

The symptoms of Urethral Stricture include the following:

1. Weak/feeble urine stream and straining to pass urine

2. Spraying or splitting of urine stream: It means urine flow split and goes in two directions instead of one normal urine stream in one direction

3. Sensation as if urinary bladder is not completely emptied after passing urine

4. Increased frequency of urine and an urgent need to urinate

5. Interrupted/ intermittent urine stream: Urine starts and stops several times while passing it

6. Pain or burning when passing urine

7. Loss of bladder control, urethral discharge, swelling / pain of penis, pain in lower abdomen, urine passing out in drops are other symptoms

8. Dark urine, blood in urine/semen

9. Acute urine retention when a person is unable to urinate at all (it is serious condition and should be immediately treated)

Causes Of Urethral Stricture

The main cause behind Urethral Stricture is scar formation within urethra from an injury or instrumentation or surgery. The causes are enumerated as follows:

1. Trauma or injury to the urethra: The trauma may follow any hit or blow on the urethra/ trauma to pelvis. Falling on the bar of a bicycle is very common injury that can lead to Urethral Stricture.

2. Instrumentation: Endoscopy, catheter introduction

3. Surgical operations(Post-operative Urethral Stricture): It  may follow a prostate operation, kidney stone removal surgery, hypospadias surgery (to correct urethral opening position in penis)

4. Recurrent urinary tract infections (UTIs) and inflammatory conditions of the urethra (urethritis).

5. Sexually transmitted infections: Few infections include gonorrhoea and chlamydia infection.

6. Passage of kidney stone

7. Radiation therapy

8. Cancer of prostate or Urethra

9. Less commonly, Urethral Stricture can be congenital (present since birth) or occur from pressure by a tumour near urethra. In some cases, no cause can be ruled out.

Risk Factors

1. Males are more at risk as compared to females to develop Urethral Stricture

2. Having recent catheter use

3. Recurrent UTI (urinary tract infection) or STI (sexually transmitted infection)

4. Urethritis (inflamed urethra)

5. Enlarged prostate

Types Of Urethral Stricture In Males

1. Anterior urethral stricture: It is common type and comprises last 9-10 inches of male urethra down the posterior section. Among anterior type – bulbar urethra is most commonly involved followed by penile and panurethral stricture. These occur particularly after trauma or infection. In this, there occurs fibrosis of corpus spongiosum causing narrowing of lumen of urethra.

2. Posterior urethral stricture:  It is 1- 2 inches long passes from the opening of bladder to urethral portion through prostate and pelvic floor muscles. These follow from pelvic injury/pelvic radiation.

Complications Of Urethral Stricture

Urinary retention, Urinary Tract Infection, Kidney stones, urethral fistula and Hydronephrosis (swollen kidneys from build-up of fluid inside them) are a few complications.

Investigations

1.Uroflowmetry Test: It measures the amount of urine passed out from the body and the speed of its passage, plus the total time taken to pass all urine

2.Retrograde urethrogram (RGU): In this, an X-ray film is taken after injecting a contrast agent through penis opening. It will reveal location and length of stricture in urethra if present.

3.Cystoscopy:  A camera is inserted in penis to view inside urethra and to look for a stricture

4.MRI, CT scan and Ultrasound: These are done to view urethra and adjacent structures

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Comments

  1. PRADIPTA KISHORE PATRA says:

    Sir, I am 62 yrs old male person had been undergone stricture operation on 11 Feb 2021 of which reason catheter induced pan urethral stricture. Regular dilation are being carried out while urin is passing very low speed like dropping and streaming of urin in the interval of 1 and 2 months after dialation as and when required basis.

    Now I want to know whether homopathy medicines are there to resolve the issue. Please advise accordingly.

  2. How can i get treatment from you

  3. Donald B Fishman says:

    I have confirmed urethral stricture due to extensive scar tissue. I have had repeated UTIs and have had several scopes, prostate blue light laser surgery and recently had to have a catheter for 10 days. Do you think that homeopathics can help. It looks like theosinaminum might be my best bet. What dosage would you recommend? I would like to avoid the radical surgery if possible. Thanks, Don

  4. Ismail Shah says:

    I am suffering from pain in bladder since 2008 when i had to late peeing for more than 5 hours. The pain converted into weak stream and burning sensatiin in pennis numbness and stinging pain in belly button. Kindly advised me for relief

  5. Raghvendra Kumar says:

    Mujhe uritheral stricture hai please medicine bta dijiye

  6. Hi sir , I have done rgu last month back only , and I have been to urologist , they save after seeing rgu that there is small bulbar urethral stricture , I am suffering from pain and burning as well as very thin and strained urination , also need to pressure a lot while urination and need to wait before urine comes out , tried many medications for uti which was prescribed by many doctors , now there is no infection and I think day by day the urine flow is becoming very thin , doctor suggested me for cystoscopy and oiu , but I don’t want to do that as after that reoccurring stricture can happen, I am suffering from these symptoms from last 3-4 years .
    Can you suggest me medicines to treat this ?

  7. Ravinder Kumar says:

    Hello Sir,
    I am suffering from bulber urethral structure from last 2 year. I have pain, inflammation and difficulty in passing the urine and urge to frequent urination.

    Please advise.

  8. Udai Raj Singh says:

    Good afternoon Dr Sir
    I m 71 year old I underwent prostate surgery for frequent urination last year on 22 July 21. Since then on I m facing problem I suffered from hematuria on 15 Nov 21. After that no medicines effected frequent urination. Antibiotics do not suit me. Urologist got urine culture done twice but his medicines gave adverse effect. Ultimately by usg of whole abdomen and retrograde urethrogram on 2 jan 22 showed urethral stricture at bulbar memranous joint. Dr gave silodal 8 mg daily at bed time. Now I request you kindly help

  9. Muhammad Imran says:

    My name is Imran
    And I am suffering from structure urethra
    I feel burning and alots of pain during urination and I take a lot of time to urinate and flow of urination is very very low
    Kindly guide me

  10. PRAKASH PILLI says:

    PRAKASH
    GUNTUR
    ANDHRA PRADESH
    INDIA
    I’M 38, SUFFERING FROM URETHREL STRECTUR
    I’M USING HOMEOPATHY FROM 7 MONTHS
    1) R25 – 15 DROPS MORNING & EVENING
    2) TEREBINTHINAE OLEUM 2 DROPS MORNING & EVENING
    3)SABAL SERR 30 2 DROPS MORNING & EVENING
    4) CLEMATIS ERECTA 200CH 2 DROPS MORNING & EVENING
    5) CANTHARIS 30CH 2 DROPS MORNING & EVENING

    From June/21 to till now using this medicine but urine flow is not better and urine flow is very low some time burning and pain
    Doctor ji, please please give advice medicine
    And treatment

  11. Manas Ranjan Nayak says:

    Dear sir, I am suffering in uretha sticture diseases.

    Oiu has been done 8 years ago. But now sticture developed and urethra is very narrow and passes of urine is very low with pain.

    Please advise any homeopathy medicine to dissolve it and wide passes of urethra.

  12. Ansari Mohammad Salman says:

    Mujhe peshab thi me raftar se Hoti hai der tak iske liye koi acchi dava likhe doctor ne bataya ki aap ko nali mein rukawat hai aap ke peshab ki nali mein chipak gaya hai

  13. Ashish Mishra says:

    Sir I am suffering from urethral stricture has gone one small surgery plz suggest best medicine for this major concern is painful urination followed by sometime weak urine flow

  14. Sir which dose of cantharis you suggest for early stage of stricture

  15. Annette Keegan says:

    Hi Dr I cannot empty my bladder but it feels like I have to go a lot. not during the day definitely worse at night. After I urinate and it stops I feel like there’s some stuff in there so I push and a little bit drips and drabs come out and I keep pushing and releasing and pushing and releasing and a little bit come out. I never feel like I am fully emptying. Again during the day it’s really not so bad it’s at night it’s so bad at night my urethra always feels like it’s constricted like it won’t push the urine out. I hope you can help me and tell me what homeopathic to take. That’s a caring doctor to let people write this to you thanks so much

  16. Dr.Ananda Devi says:

    Hello Dr Sharma,
    I am 70 years old lady. Suffering from retension of urine since last4 years. Doing self catheterization at least 4 times daily. Also suffering from labial fusion and urethral stricture since last one year. I am happy to see your article and hoping to get relief from Homeopathy. Please go through my health problems and advice me medicines so that I may be cured .I will be highly obliged to you. Waiting for earliest reply.

    • Raju sharma says:

      Respected sir I have urethral stricture and OIU is done please prescribe me the medicine for recover internal injury fully

  17. Sumit kumar das says:

    I am a patient of structure utheral. It appears after 18 years. I used climents 1m and acid nictric according to potency . Can I recover by homiopathic treatment.

  18. Hello Dr,I am suppring from uretheral stricture past 8yers please healp me

  19. Hello Dr. Sharma,

    Thanks for this article it’s immensely helpful. Dr. I am suffering from uretral stricture from past 6 years am on ureteral dj stent for 6 months now as my stricture is very narrow and stif. Which homoeopathic medicine will be of help in my case?

    Thanks in advance
    R. A.

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