Of all the things men fear—embarrassment, nut shots, impotence, sobriety, etc. I would do likewise. I apologize to you in advance. I am nearly 40, and I happen to have a larger-than-normal prostate. I also have a hilariously weak bladder and always have. I even went to physical therapy for it.
A urethrogram is an examination of the urethra by X-ray imaging, almost always carried out on males. This information sheet relates to the procedure being carried out on a male. A urethrogram is usually carried out to show the cause of poor urinary flow thought to be caused by narrowing a stricture of the urethra. The most common cause for narrowing of the urethra in men is benign non-cancerous enlargement of the prostate gland. A urethrogram is most often used to diagnose causes of narrowing of the urethra that are not caused by benign enlargement of the prostate gland.
Going to a Cleveland Clinic location? This tube can become narrow and cause difficulty and discomfort when a man urinates. This condition is called urethral stricture. In some cases, a urethral stricture may need immediate medical attention.
We include products we think are useful for our readers. If you buy through links on this page, we may earn a small commission. A cystoscope is a thin tube with a camera and light on the end.