Chronic urinary retention in eunuchs

Patwardhan, Sujata; Sawant, Ajit; Nagabhushana, M.; Varma, Radheshyam; Ismail, Mohammed
July 2007
Indian Journal of Urology;Jul-Sep2007, Vol. 23 Issue 3, p317
Academic Journal
Eunuchs seek medical attention only when extremely distressed by symptoms. No scientific publication has highlighted the medical problems of eunuchs in India till date, probably because of lack of access to this community and their reluctance in seeking medical help. We evaluated four eunuchs in the last three years with chronic retention of urine due to urethral stenosis, caused by an incorrect method of amputation of the penis and urethra. Though the management of the problem is simple, the article highlights the traditional method of castration and penectomy which is practiced in Indian eunuchs which leads to urethral stenosis.


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