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What is a ureterocele?,

What is a ureterocele?,

Ureterocele is : a birth defect that causes swelling at the base of a ureter (tube from kidney to bladder) If could cause urine blockage or reflux. ...Read more

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What would cause swelling at the base of my ureter besides ureterocele ?

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What would cause swelling at the base of my ureter besides  ureterocele ?

Here are some ...: If your Q is referred to the finding of imaging study of urinary tract such as CT.IVP, cystogram long, I would consider the possibility of inflamed swelling by the presence of stone stuck there beside ureterocele - much more commonly seen in children; occasionally, tumor can cause such look but more in the elderly. The degree of stone-related inflammation & swelling may widely vary among people. ...Read more

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The ureterocele unit is 4*4 cm?

The ureterocele unit is 4*4 cm?

Here are some...: As mentioned previously, a 4x4-cm ureterocele in a 27-yr man is an incidental finding from imaging study for some abdominal symptoms like pain or gross bloody urine. Once it was found, now is the time to decide its significance onto the epsilateral kidney and ureter as well as potential effect on how you void; if needed, a simple unroofing to relieve Its related blockage would be needed for most.. ...Read more

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What class of congenital disorders is ureterocele? Is it class A?

What class of congenital disorders is ureterocele? Is it class A?

Here are some...: Ureterocele is a congenital ballooning (dilation like a balloon) of the very ending part of about 1-2 cm (lying inside the bladder wall, but fortunately most of cases are incidentally found with no detrimental effect to your health. As to its class, I assumed you refer to the size or severity to urinary health. For individual detail, ask the treating Urologist timely so to correlate with yours. ...Read more

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What is a "questionable ureterocele" mean on my sonogram?

What is a "questionable ureterocele" mean on my sonogram?

It means: that they are not completely sure that there is a ureterocele, but there might be one. Sometimes a test is not conclusive, and other tests might need to be done to make sure. ...Read more

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I have ureterocele and I have visited many urologist.All of them recommended observation with no intervention. Why is that and what could happen later?

Here are some...: With what I could sift, I do agree to the opinions of urologists. Ureterocele is merely a term describing the congenital dilation of the very ending (intramural) part of ureter which looks like a balloon-visible on imaging study like US or CT and on direct inspection. Its size and effect to urinary tract widely vary with most to be clinically insignificant. More? Ask urologists. ...Read more

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Will I ever need a surgery for my left single system ureterocele? Its size is 4*4 prevoid, sometimes I need to urinate more than once. Further, no underlying health issues.

Will I ever need a surgery for my left single system ureterocele? Its size is 4*4 prevoid, sometimes I need to urinate more than once. Further, no underlying health issues.

Depend...: At 27, ureterocele is usually found incidentally from imaging studies like CT or US for abdominal pain with blood in urine so to rule out possible urinary stone, but fortunately bears with no clinical significance (hence, no need for surgical correction for most of such patient.) But what is the unit for 4 x 4, mm or cm? How this may make sense to your health and how to decide its care? Need to.. ...Read more

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A f/u visit w/urologist in jan. Showed i had blood in urine again. Had cystoscopy done last week & was told i likely had a ureterocele. Implications?

A f/u visit w/urologist in jan. Showed i had blood in urine again. Had cystoscopy done last week & was told i likely had a ureterocele. Implications?

Depends ?obstruction: Ureteroceles usually dianosed by bladder ultrasound. No intervention unless ureterocele is causing any significant obstruction evidenced by hyrdonephrosis (kidney swelling) on that side. Is it simple single system ureterocele or ectopic with duplex kidney? Simple cystoscopic incision, to allow uretrocele to drain. Why not done at cysto? Would be happy to review us for 2nd opinion if sent by email. ...Read more

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