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What is Meatal Stenosis?

Male Reproductive System
Male Reproductive System
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Meatal stenosis
Meatal Stenosis

Sometimes the opening of the penis where urine passes can become blocked. This can cause problems with urination. This article should help you understand this condition and how it can be treated.

How Does the Penis Normally Work?

The main roles of the penis are to carry urine and sperm out of the body. The urethra is the tube that carries urine and sperm through the penis to the outside. The opening to the outside is called the "meatus."

What is Meatal Stenosis?

Meatal stenosis is when the opening at the end of the penis becomes narrow. This condition is usually acquired but can exist from birth.