If a urethral stricture is continuously ignored despite clear symptoms in the body of the affected person, it will eventually lead to urinary stasis.
Urinary stasis describes a complete blockade inside the urethra that prevents the patient from urinating at all. A longer urinary stasis makes the urine to back up as far as to the kidneys. This will cause severe pain and can eventually lead to a complete kidney failure if it remains unattended. At this point, the patient’s life is in acute danger and requires immediate medical attention. Such a situation can easily be avoided: men should seek the help of a urologist at the first sign of changed urine flow or even light pain. Women are used to regularly consulting their gynecologists, but men on the other hand, find it difficult to turn to urologists. However, it is important to overcome this inhibition threshold in order to avoid unnecessary complications.