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Urethral Caruncle Symptoms
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
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
What is the difference between urethral diverticulum vs urethral caruncle? And how are they determined?
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
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?
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
Can lisinopril be causing my urethral caruncle to become inflamed? Started the lisinopril a week ago and my caruncle is swollen and painful. I have
Lisinopril: It might or might not be Lisinopril related. Please contact your doctor as soon as possible. Read more
Caruncle: No, but it may ease any associated discomfort temporarily. Read more
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
Can a dropped uterus 1992 and caruncle outside of urethra and a Foley have anything to do with a feeling that vagine will dropout. Cant stand to long?
Yes: There must be some weakness in the support of the vagina, just as there was with the uterus. You need to be evaluated by your GYN. Read more
Painful caruncle with a urethral discharge I have been using estrace (estradiol) but I don't feel any better. Should I be concern that this is ca.? Mgus diagnosis too.
Thanks for asking!: The most common symptom would be a consistently poor/weak urinary stream possibly associated with burning with urination or blood from penis. Previous urethral infection (such as an std) or trauma (external straddle-like injury or trauma from being catheterized or having an indwelling catheter) would be most common cause. Read more
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