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How is Meatal Stenosis Treated?

The best way to treat meatal stenosis is with surgery. The stuck bottom part of the meatus is cut apart. This type of surgery is called a “meatotomy.” After surgery, meatal stenosis rarely comes back as long as proper care is taken.

Meatal stenosis can also be treated by stretching the opening wider (“dilation”). But this can tear the meatus. While this may relieve symptoms for a while, it can cause more scars to form. The new scars make the meatus narrower and cause worse symptoms.