Urethral Stricture Homeopathic Remedies and Treatment:

Topic on utrethra stricture Homeopathic treatment aimed in presentation of Urethra problems in total.

 
– Article by Dr Sunitha Devi Vannemreddy M.D(Hom)
drsunithavannemreddy@gmail.com
Urethral Stricture HomeopathicThe urethra is the opening that allows the urine to leave the bladder. Urethra has a sphincter mechanism that holds urine inside the bladder. When urine fills in the bladder, there is both voluntary and involuntary control to open the urethra to allow the urine to come out. In men, it is a thin tube-like structure that starts from the lower opening of the bladder, traverses the entire length of the penis. In women, it is a short opening coming off lower opening of the bladder and between 2.5 to 4 cms length.
Urethral stricture refers to narrowing of the urethra for any other reason, whether or not it actually impacts the flow of urine out of the bladder. Urethral stricture caused by injury, instrumentation, infection and some non-inflammatory causes of urethritis or by the formation of scar tissue. Scar tissue can be the result of many factors.
Causes of urethral stricture: It can be caused by many factors. It is mostly affected by males than females. Young boys who have hypospadias surgery (procedure to correct the underdeveloped urethra). And men who have penile implants have the higher chance of getting urethral stricture.
A straddle injury is the common type of cause of urethral
stricture. Examples of straddle injury are getting hit by cycle bar, falling
and affecting the scrotum. Other specific causes including pelvic fracture,
catheter insertion, radiation and surgery performed on the prostate.
Urethral stricture after blunt trauma can be divided into,
  • Pelvic fracture associated urethral disruption
    occurs in the severe pelvic fracture.
  • Blunt trauma to perineum compresses the bulbar
    urethra against pubic symphysis, causing a crush injury.

Tumors located in close proximity of urethra, untreated

urinary tract infection, lichen sclerosis, and sexually transmitted diseases
like gonorrhea also causes the urethral stricture.
Surgery to address hypospadias can result in delayed
urethral stricture, even decades after original surgery.
Signs and symptoms:
 
·          Hallmark sign of urethral stricture is weak
urinary stream.
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Splaying of urinary stream
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Urinary frequency
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Urinary urgency
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Straining for urination.
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Pain during urination
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Urinary tract infection
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Prostatitis
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Inability to empty the bladder
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Urinary retention
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Urinary incontinence
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Blood in urine (hematuria)
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Semen in urine (semenuria)
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Discharge from urethra
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Reduced ejaculation force
·
Penile swelling

Risk factors for urethral stricture:

 
·
Most men are at risk compared to women.
·
Who have had one or more STI’s (sexually
transmitted infections)
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Who has used a catheter
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Who have urethritis
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Who has prostate enlargement?
Complications:
 
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Urinary retention
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Prostatitis
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Bladder dysfunction
·
Urinary diverticulum
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Periurethral abscess
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Fournier’s gangrene
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Urethral fistula
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Bilateral hydronephrosis
·
Urinary infection
·
Urinary calculus

Diagnosis:

 
To diagnose the urethral stricture,
·
Reviewing the complaints, medical history and
past illnesses.
·
Performance of physical examination. Observing the
penis for redness, hardness, and swelling.
·
Tests like,
Ø
measuring the rate of flow during urination
(urine analysis)
Ø
analyzing the physical and chemical properties
of urine (urine culture)
Ø
cystoscopy
Ø
Measuring the size of urethral opening and tests
for chlamydia, gonorrhea (urethral culture).
Ø
Examination of prostate and screening for
prostate cancer and measurement of prostate-specific antigen (PSA)
Ø
Imaging and endoscopic studies are necessary to
confirm the diagnosis and identifying the cause of urethral stricture.
·
Common imaging and endoscopic tests are,
Ø
Ultrasound of urethra
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Retrograde urethrogram
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Anterograde cystourethrogram
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Cystourethroscopy
Treatment:
 
Main aim of urethral stricture treatment is, to improve the
flow of urination, the betterment of complaints like pain, redness, swelling and
dribbling of urination and avoiding the possible complications of urethral
stricture.

Treatments available in Allopathy:

 
·
Urethral dilatation – widening of
the stricture. This procedure will be done under general anaesthesia and involves
passing thin metal rod into urethra. Slowly widens the stricture until no
scarring.
     With
this procedure, flow of urine improves; emptying bladder will reduce the
urinary tract infection.
     But
with this procedure, pain while passing urination, bleeding, passing urine more
often are the complications. Recurrence of stricture may often occur.
·
Optical Urethrotomy – internal cutting
along stricture. This procedure will be done under general anaesthesia and it
is a simple surgery using the special telescopic electric knife to remove the
part of stricture which is blocking the flow. Complete stricture cannot be
removed with this procedure.
With this procedure, flow of urine improved, emptying of bladder will
reduce possible infections.
After this surgery person can be recovered and back to normal life
within two weeks.               Possible
complications with this procedure are pain while passing urine, hematuria,
infections and recurrence of stricture.
·
Urethroplasty – open repair of stricture.
It is a surgical repair of urethra. Depending on length and location of
urethral stricture, options available are,
Ø
Excision of stricture and reconnection of
healthy urethra
Ø
Excision of stricture and reconnection with
graft
Ø
Graft reconstruction alone.
Recovery rates are better. Flow of urine and discomfort while passing
urination improved and urinary tract infections are reduced. Person can go back
to normal life after four weeks of surgery.
              Possible
complications with this surgery includes,
Ø
Bleeding, infections
Ø
Injury to adjacent organs and structures and
their functions
Ø
Chronic pain
Ø
Possible changes in sexual functions, like, poor
erection, penile curvature and changes in ejactulation may occur.
·
Holmium laser endourethrotomy – It is
laser operation of urethral stricture, which doesn’t require much time and less
possibility of infection. In this technique, person need not to stay too long
in hospital and simple procedure to remove the stricture urethra with laser.
Advantages are:
Ø
Less post operative pain.
Ø
Less bleeding
Ø
Less post operative infection.
Ø
Recovery is faster than normal surgical
procedure.
Ø
Urine flow improves.
Complications are lesser than other procedures but chances
of recurrence of stricture are one of the complications.

Urethral stricture treatment with Ayruveda:

Ayurveda is mainly based on ingredients of medicinal plants.
For urethral stricture treatment, they use both oral and local applicants. They
claim that prescribed use of oral medication like kashyam and powders along
with milk and medicinal application of oils to urethra will relieve the
complaints.
They claim that, with ayurvedic medication, patients
complaints like, flow of urine improves, pain and swelling and other associated
complaints are completely relieved and recurrence of urethral stricture are
very less.

Urethral stricture treatment with Homeopathy:

Homeopathy is constitutional and conventional treatment in
which main aim is to relieve the complaints in mild, gentle and permanent way.
Person to be treated mentally, emotionally and physically, as a whole, which
improves the health and living style. In urethral stricture treatment, for
allopathy there is no medical treatment instead of surgical interventions which
leaves some complications. But in homeopathy there is wide range of medicines
are there to prescribe, according to the totality of the complaints.
Advantages and aims of Homeopathic treatment are,
Ø
Flow of the urine improves
Ø
Associated complaints like pain, swelling
relieved.
Ø
Urethral stricture due to injury or hurts is
treated with root cause.
Ø
Urethral stricture due to urinary tract
infections or gonorrhoea like STD’s are treated with homeopathic medications
which relieves the stricture complaints.
Ø
Prostatic problems or other complaints which
causes urethral stricture are treated with homeopathy which successfully
relieves the complaints.
Ø
It eases the flow of urine, dribbling of urine
and urine retention.
Ø
It acts on urinary muscles and membranes to
avoid further progression and complications of complaints.
Ø
It will reduce or prolong the chances of
recurrence of urethral stricture.
Ø
Homeopathy relieves the complaints after
dilations and other surgical procedures.
Ø
Side effects of other conventional treatments or
surgical procedures are treated with homeopathy without any side effects.

Homeopathic rubrics for urethral strictures:

Urethra, stricture
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Urethra, stricture, bruised pain in testes with
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Urethra, stricture, convulsive, spasmodic
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Urethra, constriction, convulsive, spasmodic
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Urethra, constriction, urination during
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Urethra, haemorrhages, gonorrhoea, after
suppressed
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Urethra, haemorrhages, urination, after
·
Urethra, inflammation, chronic
·
Urethra, narrowing of
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Urethra, pain, drawing.
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Urethra, pain, agonising
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Urethra, pain, drawing, urination after
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Urethra, pain, dragging, extending to bladder
·
Urethra, tumor
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Urine, bloody
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Bladder, urination, difficult
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Bladder, urination, dribbling by drops
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Bladder, urination, dribbling by drops,
retention with
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Bladder, urination, dysuria, stricture with
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Bladder, urination, interrupted
·
Bladder, urination, unsatisfactory, bladder was
not emptying, as if dribbling
·
Urethra, gonorrhoea, suppressed.

Best remedies for urethral stricture:

cantharis, clematis, nitric acidum, petroleum, puls, apis, berberis,
conium, indigo, kali iod, merc, petroselinum, sulph iod.
Cantharis: Retention of urine with cramp like pain in
bladder. Urgent and ineffectual effort to urinate, with painful emission, drop
by drop. Urination is difficult, weak and scattered. Urine is pale yellow or
deep red coloured. Flow of sanguineous mucus from bladder. Emission of blood. Purulent
urine. Burning and smarting on urination. Incisive pain in the front part of
urethra during and after urination. Sharp, tearing, incisive pains, successive
pulling and pulsations in the urinary organs. Burning, stinging and tearing in
kidneys. Pressing pain in the kidneys extending to bladder along ureters
relieved by pressing upon glans. Exceedingly painful sensibility of the region
of bladder on touching.
Clematis: Burning sensation and smarting in urethra,
on commencing to urinate. Stitching sensation in urethra extending to abdomen. Contraction
in urethra, with urine stopping suddenly or flowing drop by drop. Jerk like
tearing pain in the front part of urethra during intervals. Purulent urine. Urine
is turbid, milky with violent pain while passing last drops.
Nitric acidum: Frequent want to urinate, with scanty emission
of deep coloured urine. Incontinence of urine. Painful emission of urine. Micturition
in thin stream from stricture.  Urine is
cold when passed. Foetid, strong smelled urine like horse’s urine. Smarting and
burning pain in urethra while passing urine. Swelling of orifice of urethra. Needle
like stitches in orifice of urethra. Ulcers in urethra. Discharge of mucus
sanguineous kind of.
Petroleum: Constant dribbling of urine after
micturition. Discharge of mucus from urine. Frequent emission of urine with
scanty flow. Urine is bloody or turbid with deposits of red slimy sand. Involuntary
discharge of urine especially during night. Burning pain in urethra. Stricture urethra
after chronic urethritis.
Pulsatilla: Contraction of urethra with small stream
of urine. Burning pain during micturition. Burning during and after urination. Pulling
and pressure in urethra extending to bladder. Contraction in urethra with
soreness in that region. Swelling at urethra with soreness when touched, intermittent
stream of urine with violent pain dragging to bladder. Urine is watery colourless,
brown and bloody. Severe alternating pains which changes position frequently. Associated
with great anxiety. Old cases of gonorrhoea.
Apis: Burning and soreness when urinating. Strangury.
Pain in the urethra with soreness on pressure and while stooping.  Frequent desire for urination with passage of
only few drops. Urine is scant and high coloured with thirstlessness. Incontinence
of when coughing and other circumstances. Burning and stinging pain in urethra,
as if scalded.  Bladder is very painful
after tenesmus and after urination. Urine is dark, frothy and sediments like
coffee grounds.
Berberis: Incisive pains in urethra even not
urinating. Smarting pain in urethra with sensation of excoriation, even during
emission of semen during coition. Motion excites and aggravates pain in
urethra. Burning pain in urethra during and after urination but more after
urination. Stitching and shooting pains extending to loins and thighs.  Urine is pale yellow, slimy and gelatinous.
Conium: Incisive pain in urethra during urination. Burning
and shooting pain urethra especially after urination. Viscid mucus mixed with
blood, which cannot be passed without severe pain. Urine flow drop by drop
stops suddenly and doesn’t begin to flow for some moment. Pressure in the
bladder with violent stitching pain bladder which is more while walking and
better by sitting.
Indigo: suitable remedy for stricture urethra. Violent
contraction of urethra with pain in bladder. Painful emission of small
quantities of turbid urine. Frequent desire to urinate with difficulty in
urination associated with thirstlessness.
Mercuris: Affections of urethra with continued want
of urination with scanty flow. Flow of urine is like drop by drop. Urine is
deep coloured, turbid and offensive smell. Thick, hard sediments of mucus from
urine. Discharge of blood from urethra.  Pulsating, shooting pains in urethra even
not urinating. Thick greenish discharge from urethra from gonorrhoea.
Petroselinum: constant dribbling of urine after
micturition. Discharge of mucus with urine. Frequent emission of urine with
scanty, bloody and foetid flow of urine. Burning of urethra. Stricture urethra
after chronic urethritis.
Sulph iod: Itching in urethra. Frequent micturitions especially
in the morning with scanty and painful flow of urine. Stricture urethra. Shooting
pain in bladder extending to urethra. Urine is thick, whitish and creamy.
These are some of the indicated remedies which help in
urethral stricture cases. But proper case taking and drawing the personality of
the patient by taking totality of mental, emotional and physical symptoms of
the patient, analysing and repertorising the symptoms will give a correct
constitutional remedy which suits the person. With this classical homeopathy we
can treat the cases of urethral stricture by relieving from complaints,
improving the well being of the person and reducing the complications of the
case. But at the same time we have to understand our scope and limitations with
homeopathic system of medicine. This process will give us successful cases.
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jcs
jcs
2 years ago

Dr. Sahab I am 76 years male patient and undergone TURP operation of the prostate in sep 2017 but I could not get any relief in urine passing ie poor flow and thin stream with some pain. Dr has told that urethral stricture has developed he has done two times dilatation of urethra but this is also a temp relief Kindly advise the treatment for this problem I will be highly obliged I can visit you personally also if required by you kindly give your address also in that case. Thanks and regards Subject Urethral stricture after TURP operation of… Read more »

Jagadish
Jagadish
2 years ago

Dr sahab
Good evening
I had underwent with TURP operation after operation I could not feel normal my urologist who did operation has conveyed that i have problem of strictures which hampering the flow of urine later he did dilatation of urethra now I am pulling on some what better
I am also taking homeopathic medicines
Kindly advise me so that I can run normal .I am 75 year old.

Amit panchal
Amit panchal
2 years ago

Sir, I had urethral since one year I feel like urine flow is slow but having no pain then after sometime I felt like pain and urine flow falls too slow so I checked it with eorologist and found there is bulbar stricture . Then he inserted catherator to check and told me to do operate it but I want to cure it without surgery..after inserting catherator since 4 months I don’t have any problem in passing urine ..urine flow is smooth , i feel that stricture is been cutted out by catherator ,but it creates pain in starting of… Read more »

Amit panchal
Amit panchal
2 years ago

Thanks for your reply sir, But I don’t have any complaint other then stricture , before 6 months I was feeling hard to urine and need to give so much pressure. And also some time some drops shows bloody urine in starting .I was taking homeopathic medicine at that time also.and now also. But after inserting catherator. Urine flow is very smooths and found no obstructions since 4 months but feeling pain in starting of urine only.i did USG of pelvis and abdomen and scrotal but it was normal my doctor checked it . I also done blood test and… Read more »

Amit panchal
Amit panchal
2 years ago

Dear sir,
Thanks for your reply. And I will be in touch with my local doctor. But any suggestions for any medicine ? So that it cannot reoccur pls. And will it take long time to heal..?

Amit panchal
Amit panchal
2 years ago

Dear sir, Thanks for the reply..I will take care of that. As my job is of sitting type I have to seat and work for 5 to 6 hours per day..and presently my flow is smooth. Only the problem is pain in starting . And another part is that after company hours and in night I don’t have pain during urination its very smooth I feel like nothing wounds in and ..I also take a walk after dinner for half an hour 4 to 5 days a week.. also massaging lower part of penis with castor oil twice a week..… Read more »

Ömer İlker Erdem
Ömer İlker Erdem
2 years ago

Hi Dr Devendra Kumar,
I’m from Turkey-İstanbul.
I have Urethral Stricture and i had internal urethrotomy for four times. I had urethroplasty for once 2.5 years ago.
But i still have urethral stricture. I don’t have pain at the moment. Only my flow rate is low.
I saw homeopathy treatment on internet for urethral stricture.
Can this disease really heal with homeopathy medicines?
If answer is yes
Which medicines should i use?
Where can i buy these medicines?

Thank you

Ömer İlker Erdem

Ömer İlker Erdem
Ömer İlker Erdem
2 years ago

Thank you for reply. I sent an email with the information you requested.

mmrh
mmrh
2 years ago

Dear Doctor
I have 30% improvement overall after taking the two homeopathic medicines as per your instructions, so now what should I do?
Note: I was also diagnosed with herpes and chlamydia trachomatis

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Urethral stricture and homeopathy
Mohammed Albalushi
Mohammed Albalushi
2 years ago

Sorry doctor what I have informed you earlier that was suspected to be Urethera stricture turned out to be a acute case of prostatitis diagnosed with cystoscopy, urethra is normal only slightly reddish as informed by my urologist. So he is suspecting immune mediated prostatitis. As I have other auto immune disorders
What about herpes and chlamidya infection shall I apply for a separate consultation ?

Mohammed Albalushi
Mohammed Albalushi
2 years ago

Dear doctor ; I don’t have visible symptoms but I was tested positive using a bioresonance machine that detected the presence of both herpes and chlamidya trachomatis. I only have small warts on my hands and foots.

Mohammed Albalushi
Mohammed Albalushi
2 years ago

Dear doctor can you please help, after taking the prescribed homeopathic medicine of Aurum metalicum and Sabal Q my symptoms still not improved in fact they are still getting worse

Mohammed Albalushi
Mohammed Albalushi
2 years ago

My flow is reduced too much, takes a while before I am able to urinate, I feel also my bladder is apply extra pressure to get the urine out, after I finish there will be some dripping for some time. As I told earlier, the doctor informed me that I have prostatitis and prostate is very hard and tender which is obstructing the urine flow, ejeculation is also affect not like before

Mohammed Albalushi
Mohammed Albalushi
2 years ago

I also feel my prostate is sore and so is my penis tip looks inflamed and raw sore as well

Mohammed Albalushi
Mohammed Albalushi
2 years ago

You prescribed Aurum Metalicum one time dose and Sabal Q for two weeks and then stoped and observe. No improvement and it is getting worse.

Mohammed Albalushi
Mohammed Albalushi
2 years ago

Actually I happened to Have thuja 1M potency in oral liquid dilution available with me so can this be used or I have to buy thuja 30 ?

Ale
Ale
2 years ago

My son has had 3 recurrent UTI’s in the last 6 months. Now a test shows that he has urethral stricture (he had a hypospadia correction surgery at 1). Now, not every day but like one a week he has burning sensation when he finishes peeing and he feels like he has to pee, like he has more and sits on the bathroom like for an hour until he feels better. When he sits he feels he has to push and then little drops come out. The doctor wants to dilate him, but I want to try homeopathic remedies first.… Read more »

maler
maler
2 years ago

Hi , I would really appreciate some help regarding a homeopathic question. I have had a urethral stricture for about 8 years now. This began when I was masturbating, then I noticed some blood in my semen. At this point, I decided to let my urethra try to heal and I took a break from masturbating for one month. Afterwards, when I resumed masturbating, I noticed a decreased force of ejaculation. I went to see a Urologist, and he let me know I likely developed a urethral stricture in the prostatic portion of the urethra. My main symptoms now are:… Read more »

vijy
vijy
3 years ago

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Mohammad Ali Khan
Mohammad Ali Khan
3 years ago

Strictures and associated problems
MESSAGE Hello and Good day Dr. Kumar,

My problem is slightly more complex. In addition to urine retention, passing urine normally emptying the bladder, tip of my penis remains numb. Each time I pass urine I have to ensure it is continuing through visual examination. Same is the case during ejaculation. I feel the ejaculation but it does not give pleasure as before. Moreover, my sexual drive has also been impacted and testesterone level dropped considerably. Could you please suggest medication that can cure the strictures and all associated issues.
Best regards

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Nitish
Nitish
3 years ago

Sir my age is 22 yrs and I am having frequent urination and my bladder is not emptying perfectly. Due to stricture

aSrinivas
aSrinivas
3 years ago

Sir I have posterior urethral stricture at bulbo penile junction.and urinary bladder partially distended. I recently came to this after I consult a uralogist .he suggested a surgery .then I consulted a homeopathic doctor one weak ago but still now am not getting any improvement .am getting pain passing urin and the urin also comes very very less quantity. And its very narrow and in drops . sir please help me is really homeopathic helpful for my problem. If its helpful what is remedy. Will u suggest any medicine how I will get it plz plz plz inform me