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Signs & Symptoms Urology

Urethral Injuries
Signs and Symptoms

Injuries that cause significant damage to the urethra may lead to urinary strictures or obstructions. As a result, a person may experience a variety of symptoms, including:

  • Weak or slow urine stream
  • Dribbling
  • Urinary frequency
  • Urgency to urinate
  • Nocturia, a condition in which a person has to urinate frequently during the nighttime
  • Urinary retention

UCSF Health medical specialists have reviewed this information. It is for educational purposes only and is not intended to replace the advice of your doctor or other health care provider. We encourage you to discuss any questions or concerns you may have with your provider.