After age 40, it is recommended that the prostate of urethral stricture patients be monitored (in males) at intervals as determined by the physician/practitioner overseeing the situation. Although no formal studies are available documenting this, there appears to be a slightly higher incidence of prostatitis in stricture patients versus the general population. Patient education and counseling is an important aspect of the successful resolution, and continued care for the stricture patient.
Per Moderator Tim:
I can attest to this first hand! My prostate began going south around age 34, as I visited my urologist on a bi-monthly basis with symptoms of UTI (Urinary Tract Infection) which would subside after beginning an antibiotic/antibacterial treatment regimen (note: Nitrofurantoin never worked, a symptom which is now known to be a key indicator that prostatitis is the culprit, and not a simple or more complex UTI). Very often, I would present with clouded urine, which showed symptoms of infection - sans bacteria. At one point my urologist postulated that this "probably has something to do with phosphotase".
**After countless courses of antibacterial therapy, at age 51, I am now taking Finasteride and Doxazosin daily, a treatment regimen which has helped (me) immensely, and have come to the realization that my prostate has been sending messages since my early '30s. I now require only one-or-two courses of antibacterial treatment per year. HAVE YOUR UROLOGIST MONITOR YOUR PROSTATE!
Prostatis.org: "Can Urethral Strictures cause Prostatitis?"
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