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What are the Symptoms of Urethral Trauma?

Trauma to the urethra can allow urine to leak into the tissues around it. This can cause:

  • Swelling
  • Inflammation
  • Infection
  • Pain in the belly

Other signs of urethral trauma are:

  • Not being able to pass urine
  • Urine building up in the bladder
  • Blood in the urine ("hematuria")

For males, the most common sign of a problem is blood – even a drop – at the tip of the penis. Swelling and bruising of the penis, scrotum, and perineum may also occur, along with pain in that area.