A 28-year-old male asked:
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a urologist diagnosed me with urethral angiolipoma. i am 28 and this causes urethral obstruction. should i have it removed or learn to live with it?

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Dr. Colin Kerr
43 years experience Family Medicine
Urethral lesion: In my opinion you should have it removed for 2 basic reasons: 1) acute obstruction is painful, and you can probably eliminate a lot of that; 2) chronic obstruction will lead to decreased kidney function, and you don't want that. You need your kidneys.
Answered on Dec 20, 2012
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Dr. Laurence Levine
40 years experience Urology
Tough problem: This is an unusual problem that needs proper assessment by an expert in urethral reconstruction. If it is just an angioma then laser has has used to ablate the abnormal blood vessel if on the other hand there is a solid component (as in angiolipoma) then excising this tissue should be strongly considered if it is causing any obstruction. Living with it is not a good idea.
Answered on Dec 8, 2015
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