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Lord Dhanwantari
 
 
 

Parameters for grading of symptoms and relief of the patients:

Symptoms of urethral stricture (mutra marg sankoch) present at first visit were graded and followed up after each uttarbasti as

   

Severe Moderate    Mild  Complete relief
Symptoms     +++       ++       +     -

Profile of Patients:

Incidences of urethral stricture in relation with

1.   Sex: More common in males (96.67%) and very less in females (03.33%).

2.   Age: Most common in sexually active persons. 96.67% cases were of age group between 16 and 45 years and least common in children (no case recorded).

Age No. of patients
00-15yrs. 00(00.00%)
16-30yrs. 98(46.67%)
31-45yrs. 105(50.00%)
46-60yrs. 07(03.33%)

 Table 2: Age Profile

3.   Marital status: 70% cases were married while 30% cases were unmarried

 4.   Aetiological factors: 70% of cases had history of exposure to unsafe sexual intercourse and urethritis was found as cause of stricture. The incidence was followed by instrumental cause which was 16.67% (Incidences shown in table 3).

Sr. No.

Aetiological factors

No. of patients

01

History of exposure (post gonorrheal)

147(70.00%)

02

Instrumental (Indwelling catheter)

35(16.67%)

03

Traumatic (Rupture urethra)

21(10.00%)

04

Post surgery (Renal calculi)

14(06.67%)

05

Meatal ulcer

07(03.33%)

06

Post meatectomy

07(03.33%)

07

Post circumcision

07(03.33%)


Table 3: Aetiological Factors

5.      Prakruti: 83.33% cases were of vat-kapha prakruti and 16.66% of vata-pittaj prakruti

6.      Site of Stricture:

·        Membranous urethra- 119(56.66%)

·        Junctional urethra- anterior and posterior- 56(26.66%)

·        Prostatic part of urethra -21(10.00%)

·        Penile urethra- 14(06.66%)

7.      Recurrence: No recurrence was observed

8.      Number of Uttarbasti required for complete relief -

 

Number of uttarbasti

No. of patients (%)

05

147(70.00%)

07

56(26.67%)

11

07(03.33%)


Table 4: Number of uttarbasti required for complete relief