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Doctor insights on: Causes Of Bladder Diverticulum

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F 26. Voiding cystogram for frequent urination, it showed a 1cm bladder diverticulum on rt side. Waiting for urologist appt. What does this mean?

F 26. Voiding cystogram for frequent urination, it showed a 1cm bladder diverticulum on rt side. Waiting for urologist appt. What does this mean?

Not serious: Bladder diverticuli are small out pouching or herniations of the bladder lining or mucosa through muscular bands of the bladder wall. Your diverticulum measures 1 cm, or less than 1/2 inch which is quite small and rarely of any significance at the size. Your urologist will review your voiding habits with you. ...Read more

Bladder (Definition)

The bladder is a muscular organ in the pelvis that accepts urine from the kidneys, stores the urine at low pressure, & expels the urine during voluntary voiding. Though seemingly a simple reservoir, the bladder is a complex organ intricately connected with the brain and spinal cord with sensory, motor, and autonomic circuits. The muscular layer that contracts during voids ...Read more


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Few prominent mesenteric nodes are seen in RLQ (right lower quadrant) -Tiny cyst in Rt lobe of the liver. - Urinary bladder diverticulum?

Few prominent mesenteric nodes are seen in RLQ (right lower quadrant) -Tiny cyst in Rt lobe of the liver. - Urinary bladder diverticulum?

Nodes liver cyst: These findings described suggest a diagnostic study was performed and probably a abdominal pelvic CT. They cysts and nodes are relatively common incidental findings which may or may not relate to the purpose for which the study was ordered. That it was ordered suggests a venue for you to discuss the results with the provider who ordered it. The Urinary bladder diverticulum may need further eval. ...Read more

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Which is likely to cause a feeling of need to urinate&bladder discomfort: few small (1 is 2 cm) fibroids or kidney stones in the calyceal diverticulum?

Kidney stones or UTI: Kidney stones are frequently associated with UTI. You should check this first. Typically large fibroids push on the bladder and it is slow and continuos process. Abrupt onset of symptoms is usually directs towards bladder and kidneys problems. ...Read more

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Hutch diverticulum? Overactive bladder? What is the treatment

Hutch diverticulum? Overactive bladder? What is the treatment

BLADDER DIVERTICULUM: Hutch diverticulae are a certain types seen at the junction of the ureter and bladder and, by themselves are harmless if there is no reflux. They are often associated with refluxing ureters. There are many who have them found by accident that have no symptoms. Other bladder diverticulae can be signs of high voiding pressures as well as a hutch enlarging from same. A bladder diary and urodynamics. ...Read more

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What might this be? CT appears a cystic mass 7.3 cm above but adjecent to bladder. May be urinary Diverticulum but a separate mass is felt more likely

What might this be? CT appears a cystic mass 7.3 cm above but adjecent to bladder. May be urinary Diverticulum but a separate mass is felt more likely

In the matter of...: ...medical tests, Health Tap recommends to our members that they ask their personal physician to evaluate test results. The physician who ordered the tests is in the best position to explain them and to recommend further evaluation and treatment. Wishing you the best...Dr. Anne ...Read more

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Had a cystoscopy and it showed a pocket in my bladder and I seen some white balls in there. What is that? Could diverticula be from hysterectomy?

Had a cystoscopy and it showed a pocket in my bladder and I seen some white balls in there. What is that? Could diverticula be from hysterectomy?

Possible: Bladder injury can occur during hysterectomy and diverticula may develop on sites of occult bladder wall injury. Consult with a urologist to manage your urolithiasis.. ...Read more

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Diagnosed with bladder diverticula. Burning urination, especially after a spicy meal (since childhood). Burning is relieved after drinking buttermilk. Odor of urine present. I take less water and retain urine.

Diagnosed with bladder diverticula. Burning urination, especially after a spicy meal (since childhood). Burning is relieved after drinking buttermilk. Odor of urine present. I take less water and retain urine.

Urinary burning: Burning on urination occurs with a bladder infection or inflammation of the urethra. The bladder diverticulum may make you prone to bladder infections. A urinalysis and urine culture with a colony count detects infection of the urinary tract. If your tests show no infection, perhaps drinking adequate amounts of fluid daily as well as cranberry juice would prevent uti's. Discuss with your urologist. ...Read more

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Can diverticulum cause low back pain?

Can diverticulum cause low back pain?

It may if inflamed: In terms of a diverticulitis but if just diverticulosis it should not be a source of pain. ...Read more

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What is a doudenal diverticulum? Can it cause abdominal pain?

What is a doudenal diverticulum? Can it cause abdominal pain?

Outpouching: From the duodenum. Usually asymptomatic and found during endoscopy or radiologic studies. It can lead to blockage of the biliary pancreatic tree, become inflamed and rarely rupture or bleed. If symptomatic, may require surgery.. ...Read more

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I have a urinary diverticulum, is that what causes my urinary incontinence. Should I get the diverticulum checked by a doctor?

I have a urinary diverticulum, is that what causes my urinary incontinence. Should I get the diverticulum checked by a doctor?

Yes: The symptoms of a urethral Diverticulum can be subtle, but classically involve incontinence, burning with urination, and pain with intercourse. Often women will also experience recurrent infections. Surgery to remove the Diverticulum is the only option to resolve the issue ...Read more

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Does esophageal diverticulum cause weight loss? If so, why?

Does esophageal diverticulum cause weight loss? If so, why?

Possible: If you are unable to swallow and eat, but need through investigation to rule out malignant disease, like endoscopy, possible biopsy. Speak to your doctor ...Read more

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Can renal cysts cause pain and discomfort? I have a septated cyst along with calyceal diverticulum with calculi in the right kidney

Can renal cysts cause pain and discomfort? I have a septated cyst along with calyceal diverticulum with calculi in the right kidney

Sometimes: Kidney cysts rarely cause pain unless they are large or if infected which is not common. Depends also on the location of the cyst &what organ it is pressing on.25% of people at age 40 &50%at 50 have cysts. The calyceal diverticulum with stone sometimes requires intervention but only by a urologist with experience in laparoscopic &/or ureteroscopic procedures (depending in location in the kidney) ...Read more

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Can glucosamine hydrochloride cause diverticula upset and pain?

Can glucosamine hydrochloride cause diverticula upset and pain?

Not likely.: Although I do not promote its use, it is soluble and well avbsorbed. Can raise blood sugar, but cannot cause diverticulitis. ...Read more

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Can diverticula of the sigmoid colon cause pain when menstrual when pooping and can it cause painful spasms in the rectum?

Can diverticula of the sigmoid colon cause pain when menstrual when pooping and can it cause painful spasms in the rectum?

Diverticulosis: Diverticulosis does not involve the rectum or cause spasms. Diverticulosis is also uncommon in someone your age. Whoever has this should eat more fiber. ...Read more

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Can menstruation cause diverticula (not infected) in colon to cause some pain/pressure/discomfort in pelvis? Us of pelvis fine.

Can menstruation cause diverticula (not infected) in colon to cause some pain/pressure/discomfort in pelvis? Us of pelvis fine.

No: There is no association between menstruation and diverticula. You're very young even to have diverticula. Was this seen on a colonoscopy? You can have endometriosis within your pelvis (including on your colon) which can feel worse around the time of menstruation. Treatments for endometriosis include Depot-Lupron, surgery, continuous BCPs, daily Letrozole. Endometriosis is hard to see by sonogram ...Read more

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How does straining for a bowel movement cause diverticular disease when this action squeezes the colon from the outside (diverticula push out not in)?

How does straining for a bowel movement cause diverticular disease when this action squeezes the colon from the outside (diverticula push out not in)?

Diverticula are: Formed by increased pressure on weakened spots of the intestinal walls by gas, waste, or liquid. Diverticula can form while straining during a bowel movement, such as with constipation. Squeezing the colon increases the pressure within the colon lumen. ...Read more

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Can colitis cause similar SX to appendicitis? CT WO contrast showed mild thickenin transverse colon diverticula sigmoid. 9 months on and off RLQ pain.

Can colitis cause similar SX to appendicitis? CT WO contrast showed mild thickenin transverse colon diverticula sigmoid. 9 months on and off RLQ pain.

Yes: Yes certainly the two conditions can be very similar and difficult to tell apart. See a primary care doctor general surgeon or gastroenterologist for specific diagnosis and treatment ...Read more

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What is antimesenteric border and how is it related to meckel's diverticulum?

What is antimesenteric border and how is it related to meckel's diverticulum?

Meckel's: A Meckel's diverticulum is a full thickness outpouching of the small intestine, usually located on the antimesenteric border of the intestine (the side opposite to the attachment of the mesentery). They are usually asymptomatic, but can occasionally cause bleeding or other complications. ...Read more

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Is zenker diverticulum painful?

Usually not: The most common symptoms are weight loss, difficulty swallowing, regurgitation of food, and sometimes malnutrition. Treatment is usually based on the size of the diverticulum and the patients symptoms. ...Read more

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Will meckel's diverticulum kill me?

Will meckel's diverticulum kill me?

Depends: A meckels occurs in only two percent of the population. If it becomes symptomatic and is ignored then one can be faced with several issues, bleeding, perforation, peritonitis and possibly death. Most people do not ignore these symptoms. ...Read more

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Please describe the surgery to treat zenker's diverticulum?

Please describe the surgery to treat zenker's diverticulum?

Two main types: There are two main types of surgery for zenker's diverticulum. 1. Is transoral endoscopic stapling. This is often first line therapy, and is especially usefull in small diverticulum. 2. For large diverticulum or failed endoscopic stapling, then a myotomy and diverticulectomy performed through the left neck is effective and well tolerated. ...Read more

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What are the surgical options to treat zenker's diverticulum?

What are the surgical options to treat zenker's diverticulum?

Zenker's: Surgery can be done by open repair or through an endoscope and includes stapling or hand sewing closed the diverticulum and the overlying muscle. Full details are at: pharyngoesophageal diverticulum: technique of repair.
Chest surg clin n am. 1995; 5 (3):449-58 (issn: 1052-3359)
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section of general thoracic surgery, mayo clinic, rochester, minnesota, usa
-obtainable per medical library. ...Read more

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Is zenker diverticulum curable?

Is zenker diverticulum curable?

Surgically: This is an anatomic abnormality that once formed, doesn't go away on its own. Small ones may not cause any symptoms. Larger ones can. They can be treated by advanced endoscopic techniques and/or surgery. ...Read more

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How would I know if I have a meckel diverticulum?

How would I know if I have a meckel diverticulum?

Need a meckel's test: It's a scan that picks up meckel's diverticulum ...Read more

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Duodenam diverticulum - Please suggest treatment?

Depends...: No symptom...no treatment. If it is Meckel's diverticulum...need removal. See PMD and discuss. ...Read more

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Can you still conceive with having urethral diverticulum?

Can you still conceive with having urethral diverticulum?

Urethral diverticulu: Yes, you should be able to conceive if everything else is normal. Usually a urethral diverticulum will not interfere with normal fertility. ...Read more