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Doctor insights on: Alternative Treatments For Urethral Caruncle

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What is treatment for women urethral caruncle?

What is treatment for women urethral caruncle?

Multiple treatments.: Urethral caruncles are benign outgrowths of tissue at the urethral opening, occurring primarily in postmenopausal women. If there are no symptoms, & it appears benign, no treatment is necessary. For symptoms such as bleeding & pain, topical estrogen cream for 2-3 months, warm sitz-baths & anti-inflammatory drugs can be used. If large and painful, surgical excision can be performed. ...Read more

Urethra (Definition)

The canal through which urine exits the bladder, discharging the urine externally. In men, it is about 20-cm long with a membranous, prostatic, bulbar, and pendulous segments ending at the glans penis; it gives passage to the spermatic fluid as well as urine. In the female, the urethra is about 4 cm long & in close relation with the anterior ...Read more


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What does a urethral caruncle look like. My urethra is very red and is quite swollen.

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What does a urethral caruncle look like. My urethra is very red and is quite swollen.

Here are some. ..: What really causes urethral caruncle is still unclear, but we do know it results from mucosal laxing & protrusion of the posterior distal urethra in the elderly female resulting in a "mass" like a little cheery attaching to posterior aspect of urethral meatus. Its size widely varies and will slowly increase over time. Clinically, it's painless most of the times, but it may irritates and bleeds. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have a urethral caruncle?

What does it mean to have a urethral caruncle?

Polyp of urethra: Caruncle is benign, red polyp of female urethra often seen in women after menopause. ...Read more

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What is the difference between urethral diverticulum vs urethral caruncle? And how are they determined?

What is the difference between urethral diverticulum vs urethral caruncle? And how are they determined?

Caruncle: Urethral Carmichael is a common condition in the postmenopausal female. Urethral diverticulum is a fairly uncommon condition which is not related to hormones ...Read more

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I was prescribed an estrogen gel for my urethral caruncle that I cannot afford. Is there something natural/organic I can use to heal it?

I was prescribed an estrogen gel for my urethral caruncle that I cannot afford. Is there something natural/organic I can use to heal it?

Urethral caruncle: Alternative treatment to estrogen cream is to use a topical anti-inflammatory such as Voltaren (diclofenac) Gel. ...Read more

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How long does it take to cure a urethral caruncle?

How long does it take to cure a urethral caruncle?

CARUNCLE: The trick is to get them to become assymptomatic. Many times they are found by a doctor and not mentioned as they are very common in post menopausal women. It should feel better w/in a few days to a week of treatment. ...Read more

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Is it typical to have purulent discharge and growths on the floor of the vagina associated with urethral caruncle?

Is it typical to have purulent discharge and growths on the floor of the vagina associated with urethral caruncle?

Yes: If you have a caruncle, then discharge would be normal. I'm not sure what 'growths' you are referring to. Sometimes the vagina appears 'bumpy' which is normal, elastic tissue of the vagina, but any growth should also be looked at by a physician. Wouldn't want to miss a lesion that could be concerning. See a doctor for definitive answer. ...Read more

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What alternative treatments exist for orchitis?

What alternative treatments exist for orchitis?

None that I'm aware: Orchitis is either a viral or bacterial infection of the testicle. If bacterial you need antibiotics. If you are sexually active get checked for a sexually transmitted infection. ...Read more

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What are the possible alternative treatments for dystonia?

What are the possible alternative treatments for dystonia?

Dystonia: Stopping the medication that is causing the dystonia, if it is is sevesre IV Benadryl (diphenhydramine) helps. ...Read more

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Could I have success with alternative treatments for alzhiemers?

Could I have success with alternative treatments for alzhiemers?

Possibly: AD is an incurable degenerative disease of the brain. There have been some studies using medium chain triglycerides to 'feed' the brain (Axona). Recently a study supported the use of hi dose Vit E. Other supplements include Vinpocetine and phosphatidyl serine. Be careful even with supplements and 'natural' products- they maybe unsafe or have interactions with other products or medications. ...Read more

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Cataracts, what are some alternative treatments?

Cataracts, what are some alternative treatments?

None really: Nothing other than surgery has proven to be effective for cataracts. Surgery is so highly successfuly that there is nothing to be worried about. Alternative supplements, maneuvers and medications are of no benefit. ...Read more

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Alternative treatments for atypical depression?

Alternative treatments for atypical depression?

Alternative depressi: Traditional chinese medicine, indian remedies (ayurvedic med.), yoga, meditation, diet, exercise, etc. ...Read more

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What are some alternative treatments for melanoma?

What are some alternative treatments for melanoma?

Adjuncts only: If you ignore surgery for melanoma, you will pay for your mistake with your life. If you are interested in vitamins, botanicals and so forth, remember these are only adjuncts. I am not sure I would accept some of therapies for advanced disease that give only a small survival advantage, but I would not pay a conspiracy or natural-medicine talker for telling me untruths. Be savvy. ...Read more

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Are there any alternative treatments for athlete's foot?

Are there any alternative treatments for athlete's foot?

Soap and water: Many times washing and drying your feet well and daily can clear up a mild case of athlete's foot. Over the counter topical antifungals are usually quite successful if used consistently. Dr l. ...Read more

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Are there alternative treatments for pseudotumor cerebri?

Are there alternative treatments for pseudotumor cerebri?

No: Pseudotumor cerebri can occasionally result in visual loss and blindness in addition to severe headaches. Pseudotumor needs to be carefully followed by an eye doctor and sometimes a neurologist as well. 90% of people with pseudotumor are obese females and weight loss, sometimes modest amounts, can be a highly effective treatment. ...Read more

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Are there alternative treatments to diabetes type 1 or 2?

Are there alternative treatments to diabetes type 1 or 2?

Depends: If you are talking about type2 diabetes then weight loss, healthy eating and exercise may get you to the point where u no longer need medicine (and u'll be healthier overall) some people however are beyond that and require Insulin to prevent the complications of diabetes. Don't believe any "alternative" med works unless you or your doctor note your sugars are well controlled. Many fake cures. ...Read more

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What are the alternative treatments for nummular dermatitis?

What are the alternative treatments for nummular dermatitis?

Nummular derm: Topical steroids are effective. Less erythematous, less pruritic lesions may be treated with low-potency (class iii-vi) steroids. Severely inflamed lesions with intense erythema, vesicles, and pruritus require high-potency (class i-ii) preparations. Penetration of the medication is enhanced by occlusion or presoaking in a tub of plain water followed immediately (without drying) by application. ...Read more

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What are conventional and alternative treatments for depression?

What are conventional and alternative treatments for depression?

Talk to your doctor: Psychotherapy, medication, electro convulsive therapy (ECT), repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS), vagal nerve stimulation (VNS), light therapy, diet, exercise, herbal therapy (St. Johns Wort), music therapy, group therapy, family therapy, couples therapy, CBT, psychoanalysis, and others ...Read more

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Are there any good alternative treatments for multiple sclerosis?

Are there any good alternative treatments for multiple sclerosis?

Really NONE: However, improve your outcomes, by using potent disease modifying agents, such as the newer orals, aubagio, gilenya, (fingolimod) tecfidera. Some otc approaches include, no smoking, vitamin d supplementation, aerobic exercise, low fat, low salt diets, stress management. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what are alternative treatments to ADHD besides medication?

Could you tell me what are alternative treatments to ADHD besides medication?

Limited: There are no proven herbal aids or supplements that, despite their advertising, improve add/adhd. There are proven tools such as allowing more time for the task, minimizing ditractions, etc that may help. ...Read more

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Can you recommend any alternative treatments for macular hole other than surgery.?

Can you recommend any alternative treatments for macular hole other than surgery.?

Macular hole: For early stage lamellar or full thickness macular holes, intervitreal injections of steroid or a vitreolysis agent can be of some benefit. For most macular holes, surgery is yourbest option. ...Read more

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Are there any alternative treatments for depression other than synthetic medicine?

Are there any alternative treatments for depression other than synthetic medicine?

Yes, but check in.: Depression may be helped by daily physical activity, a regular meditation practice, and counseling. In addition, there are some natural remedies that may be helpful in certain cases such as saint john's wort and s-adenosyl-methionine. However, if you suffer from depression, it is important to work with a health care professional and get the help you need. Sometimes that means synthetic medicine. ...Read more

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Could you tell me an alternative treatments for severe pain when afraid of opiates?

Could you tell me an alternative treatments for severe pain when afraid of opiates?

Combo: Many patients with severe chronic pain require a combination of meds (non-opioid). Examples may be nsaids like Naproxen or toradol, membrane stabilizers like gabapentin, some anti-depressant meds and topical meds like Lidoderm patches all depending on cause of pain. These patients may benefit from interventional pain procedures, biofeedback, cognitive therapy, exercise therapy and more... ...Read more

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Are there any alternative treatments for dental halitosis?

Are there any alternative treatments for dental halitosis?

Do you have GERD?: Have you been dignosed with gerd? If it is related to gerd then follow the treatment recommendations. Alternatives treatments (pills?) may not help but I think eating fresh fruits and vege's and parsley leaves might besides proper daily home oral hygiene. If you let bacteria grow on you teeth and gums, they will produce the sulfur compounds that cause bad odors. So get soft tooth brush and floss. ...Read more

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Are there any alternative treatments for thyroid problems?

Are there any alternative treatments for thyroid problems?

No and yes: If your thyroid is low, and you live in the us, take thyroid replacement.
If your thyroid is overactive or the problem is a lump in your thyroid you should see a thyroidologist as there are many choics of treatment. ...Read more