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