Male urology conditions pee hole
Meatotomy is the surgical opening of the hole urethral meatus with no stitching. This opening is called the urinary meatus, or the external urethral orifice. The word meatus means opening. When the meatus is too small, it is called meatal stenosis. It is a common, easily treated condition that affects circumcised male infants.
What is Meatal Stenosis?
What is Meatal Stenosis? - Urology Care Foundation
Meatal stenosis is most common in children and occurs when the meatus, the opening of the penis that drains urine from the bladder, is narrowed. This occurs when irritation leads to abnormal tissue growth and scarring across the opening of the urethra. The narrow meatus obstructs urine flow causing an upward deflected or messy spraying of urine, rather than a normal stream. The effect is similar to pressing your finger up to the end of a flowing water hose. Meatal stenosis causes a host of urinary problems , including painful urination or a narrowed or misdirected urine stream. In some cases, it may be coupled with mild pain or blood while urinating.
In meatal stenosis the meatus, or opening at the tip of the penis, becomes narrower. This condition can be present at birth or it can occur later in life, usually between ages three and seven. Meatal stenosis is almost always seen in males who have been circumcised. Circumcision is the surgical removal of the foreskin over the tip of the penis.
A urinary fistula can be an abnormal opening between urinary tract organs that process urine and carry it out of the body kidneys, ureter tubes, bladder, urethra. Urinary fistulas can also form an abnormal connection between a urinary tract organ and another nearby organ such as the vagina or colon. Essentially, a fistula is a hole in the bladder, vagina or other organ that allows urine, stool or other matter to pass where it should not. The result can be feces and urine leaking from the vagina due to that abnormal connection. Fistulas are most common in females.