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What causes peri urethral cysts?

What causes peri urethral cysts?

Repeated infections: There are glands along the urethra that lubricated the urethra. With repeated infections cyst can form. Then urine pools in these cyst and form larger pockets call diverticulum. ...Read more

Cyst (Definition)

A cyst is a structure or mass that consists of a cellular lined sac. It is typically filled with fluid but may be filled with solid material. It can be congenital, traumatic, or acquired. They may develop nearly anywhere in the body and usually require complete excision for eradication or they are likely to recur. Fluid filled sacs that are not cellular lined ...Read more


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Is it necessary to get a urethral cyst removed if it does not cause any symptoms?

Is it necessary to get a urethral cyst removed if it does not cause any symptoms?

No: Treatment of urethral cysts depends on location and if they are causing symptoms. If the cysts are around or near the urethral meatus and not causing discomfort or interfering with voiding then they generally do not need to be treated. A urethral diverticulum is not a true cyst but a weak point in the urethra wall which may need treatment if it contributes to infection. Get your doctor's advice ...Read more

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What does peri urethral cyst mean?

What does peri urethral cyst mean?

Here are...: Generally speaking, cyst is used to describe a space with its biologically active lining to actively balance its secretion and absorption, with or without an opening like a gland. When such opening is poorly draining, the gland space slowly dilates to form a cyst. In males, Littre's glands of urehtra and Cowper's glands; in females, Skene's glands or inside urethra itself as urethral diverticulum. ...Read more

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What are some health concerns with not getting a urethral cyst removed although it is not causing any symptoms?

What are some health concerns with not getting a urethral cyst removed although it is not causing any symptoms?

Here are some ...: Real urethral cyst is unusual, intra-urethral polyp is still not common, and urethral diverticulum may exist and usually found at evaluating a female with complicated UTI. If indeed there is a cyst, a small one, say ...Read more

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What are some health concerns with not getting a urethral cyst removed although their are no symptoms?

What are some health concerns with not getting a urethral cyst removed although their are no symptoms?

Here are some ...: Real urethral cyst is uncommon, intra-urethral polyp is still not common, and urethral diverticulum may exist and is usually related with complicated UTI in females. If indeed there is a cyst, a small one, say ...Read more

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What home treatments are recommended for a urethral cyst?

Meatal cyst: If you mean one in an infant male they can resolve on their own. Regular hygiene practice should suffice. ...Read more

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What would happen if you don't get rid of a urethral cyst?

What would happen if you don't get rid of a urethral cyst?

Urethral cyst: Urethral cysts can become infected resulting in pain. They can also lead to symptoms of painful urination. They can also lead to bladder or urinary tract infections. ...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