A urethrotomy is an operation to treat a narrowing of your urethra. The narrowing is usually caused by scar tissue forming after inflammation, an infection or injury.
Benign prostate hypertrophy
Benign prostate hypertrophy is an enlargement of the prostate gland that commonly arises after you reach the age of 40.
What is a urologist?
Urologists are surgeons who specialise in treating problems of the kidneys, bladder, urethra and adrenal glands in men, women and children.
The urinary tract
The urinary tract can become infected, usually by bacteria entering the urethra. Learn more about the symptoms of an infection and get self care tips here.
Male reproductive system
The male reproductive system contains the external genitals and internal parts, including the prostate gland. Learn about how it works and what can go wrong,
Swelling, enlargement and cancer are the most common problems that affect the prostate. Learn about important symptoms and treatment options here.
Prostate trouble is common. If your medication does not help or symptoms are severe, a bladder-neck incision should relieve your symptoms.
Your urinary system removes waste from your blood in the form of urine. It also helps regulate your blood volume and pressure, and controls the level of chemicals and salts in your body's cells and blood. Learn more here.
If you have urinary retention, your bladder will feel full but you'll be unable to urinate. If this occurs suddenly, seek urgent medical attention.
Flexible cystoscopy (female)
A flexible cystoscopy is a procedure to check for any problems in your bladder using a flexible telescope (cystoscope).