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Doctor insights on: Treatments For Urethral Diverticulum

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Is Urethral Diverticulum surgery usually an outpatient procedure?

Is Urethral Diverticulum surgery usually an outpatient procedure?

Yes, it is outpatien: This surgery is considered ambulatory and patients go home the same day. Most of the time the catheter is left in place to drain the bladder and promote healing. This is removed in 3 to 5 days. The outcome is extremely good. ...Read more

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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 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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Im having a urethral diverticulum surgery and getting a hole in my urethra fix how long is the recovery time? And how long do I wear the catheter?

Im having a urethral diverticulum surgery and getting a hole in my urethra fix how long is the recovery time? And how long do I wear the catheter?

Dr's job 2 tell U: Surgeon's responsibility to explain everything about indications for surgery, alternative operations, post-operative care, complication risk ; likelihood of success. There is simple cut-back procedure for a small distal diverticulum (spence-duckett) ; no catheter. Transvaginal approach with excision of 'tic, urethral ; vaginal closure + interposition of pedicle flap needs catheter about 10 days. ...Read more

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Urethra diverticulum. Is this serious surgery?

Urethra diverticulum. Is this serious surgery?

Possibly: Nothing in life or medicine is 100%. Even the simplest procedures have risks. Risks of surgery include bleeding, infection, injury to surrounding tissues, organs, nerves, incontinence, urinary retention, fistula formation, anesthesia reacitions, allergic reactions, urinary urgency, frequency, temporary or pernament pain, disability and death. Balance out the risks and benefits of surgery. ...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

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How long is recovery after surgery for a urethra diverticulum?

How long is recovery after surgery for a urethra diverticulum?

Depends upon surgery: Distal urethral diverticulum can be surgically corrected by a simple cut-back or marsulialization. Diverticulum higher up usually corrected by transvaginal surgery. Best to ask urologist or uro-gynecologist performing the surgery, but either way recovery should be about 2 - 3 days. Good luck. ...Read more

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What is diverticulum the signs symptoms, treatment or the medication?

What is diverticulum the signs symptoms, treatment or the medication?

Depenfs: A diverticulum is a bulge through a weakness in the intestinal wall. A divertiucum can occur in the esophagus, small intestine, and colon. A diverticulum myy have no symptoms & there are no medications for a diverticulum. Those in the esophagus can cause swallowing problems & may need surgery. Small bowel ones are observed. Avoid constipation for those in colon. ...Read more

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How do you know if you have urethra diverticulum or Bartholin's cost?

How do you know if you have urethra diverticulum or Bartholin's cost?

See below: If you suspect that you have either of these conditions, please consult with an urologist or ob-gyn, who can examine you and help make the diagnosis. Sometimes, special x-rays and other procedures may also be required. ...Read more

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What kind of pills or treatment can somebody get for meckel's diverticulum?

What kind of pills or treatment can somebody get for meckel's diverticulum?

No pills: do surgery: This defect can lead the intestines to twist on themself & cut of their flow & blood supply, die & leak causing blood poisoning & death. It can also begin bleeding & that blood loss be deadlly. The best surgical out come comes from elective removal in a stable patient with decreasing success as an unstable emergency. It can be confirmed & reoved thru a laparoscope (tube) with minimal complications. ...Read more

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