Vaginal Stenosis

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Definition

Meatal stenosis is a narrowing of the opening of the urethra, the tube through which urine leaves the body.


Alternative Names

Urethral meatal stenosis


Causes, incidence, and risk factors

Meatal stenosis can affect both males and females, but it is more common in males.

In males, it is often caused by swelling and irritation (inflammation) after a newborn is circumcised. This leads to abnormal tissue growth and scarring across the opening of the urethra. The problem is usually not found...

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