Urethral stricture is a common condition encountered in clinical practice these days. It is more common in males than females. Urethral stricture occurs due to the formation of fibrous tissue following damage to the urethral mucosa. Damage to the urethra can be due to gonococcal infection transmitted through sexual intercourse and obviously the sufferers are young adults.
Clinically patient gives a history of recurrent urinary tract infections, bad instrumentation (catheterization) following prostatectomy or any other surgical procedure, direct injury following treatment for rupture of urethra.
The patient experiences various symptoms like difficulty in passing the urine, feeling the desire to pass urine very frequently, thin stream of urine, retention of urine, dribbling of urine, painful urination. Depending on the cause of the stricture every patient has different symptomatology.
Homeopathy has amazing remedies for stricture urethra. In homeopathic treatment whole history of the patient is taken; both general symptoms and disease symptoms are considered while prescribing medicines.
In my clinical experience, every patient has different symptoms and responds in a different manner to homoeopathy remedies. Some patients start feeling better in few days, some in few weeks and some show signs of improvement in months. But in most cases, patient feels better after taking around two month course of treatment.
Patients feel better in their symptoms like burning in urination, urgency, frequency of urination, thin stream of urine and dribbling. Patients who starts taking homeopathic medicines as soon as they are diagnosed with urethral stricture, they generally start getting better earlier than those who are chronically suffering from urethral stricture.
There are wonderful homoeopathic remedies for recurrent urinary tract infection. It is experienced clinically that if a patient is diagnosed with urinary tract infection and he starts taking homeopathic treatment for infection then he or she will not suffer from urethral stricture in future. Even in worst cases of urethral stricture, homeopathic remedies are seen to give relief to the sufferer.
Homoeopathic remedies for urethral stricture can be given along with surgical intervention like urethral dilatation. Now the question arises how one can know that the homoeopathic medicines are working? The answer is the need of dilatation will reduce slowly as homoeopathic medicines start working.
There are remedies which are known to dissolve the scar tissue but in allopathy, there are no medicines to dissolve the scar tissue, surgery is the only treatment which is also not a permanent solution because the stricture reoccurs after few months or even few days.
I am treating some patients of urethral stricture who are allopathic pharmacists. They acknowledge that there are no medicines in allopathy and surgery does not provide permanent relief. But in homeopathy there are medicines which are natural, safe and have no side effects.