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Doctor insights on: Urethral Diverticulum Surgery Recovery

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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.

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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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I'm 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?

I'm 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.

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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.

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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.

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What questions should I ask my doctor if im having urethral diverticulum surgery?

What questions should I ask my doctor if im having urethral diverticulum surgery?

Many: Your main question is how the surgery is done and is it going to effect your chance of having erection again and what is the chance of stricture in the urethra that could be trouble some and give you hard time to empty the bladder and what is the chance on incontinence which mean your ability to control your urine good luck

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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.

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How long should I wait to have anal sex after have Meckles Diverticulum Surgery?

How long should I wait to have anal sex after have Meckles Diverticulum Surgery?

Surgeon Question: I would ask the surgeon that performed the surgery that question. Only he/she can answer reliably. Surgical techniques and intra-op findings can differ in individual cases.

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My daughter (16) has aorta turning to the right and diverticulum of kommerel. She has trouble breathing during physical excercise. Surgery vs risk?

My daughter (16) has aorta turning to the right and diverticulum of kommerel. She has trouble breathing during physical excercise. Surgery vs risk?

Depends: Your child is at risk--and may have--a vascular ring. This can lead to serious difficulty breathing and swallowing. Surgery to correct a vascular ring is straightforward and very safe. Please see your child's cardiologist to discuss your specific issues.

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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.

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What type dr. Diagnosis and treats a urethral diverticulum?

What type dr. Diagnosis and treats a urethral diverticulum?

Urologist: Please make an appointment with a urologist if evaluating a urethral diverticulum

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Will a urethral diverticulum change size throughout the day? Basically smaller in the morning and get larger during the day?

Will a urethral diverticulum change size throughout the day? Basically smaller in the morning and get larger during the day?

Urologist: Urethral prolapse is likely and the degree of prolapse may fluctuate in your case. A urologist can evaluate and advise you best on this condition.

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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.

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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

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Is a urethral diverticulum always present if you have one or does it only form once you urinate?

Is a urethral diverticulum always present if you have one or does it only form once you urinate?

Here are some...: Urethral diverticulum is a herniating pouch formed at weak point of urethral wall possibly related with infection of urethral gland. It becomes evident ballooning at higher pressure of urine flow. At completing urination, it collapses but still retains some urine as an intractable dead space for bacteria to grow. For more understanding of such urodynamic effect, ask your urlogists timely.

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Does a urethral diverticulum stay "ballooned" out all the time? I think I have one at top of vaginal opening, but it stays the same size.

Urethra: A urethral diverticulum is a small outpouching area right below the opening. The size and appearance can vary from person to person. If the urethral diverticulum is able to drain itself then the appearance may change. See and Obgyn or Urogynecologist to confirm the diagnosis.

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Would I have a Urethral Diverticulum if not there in the morning but once I start urinating I get a pea sized bump/bulge at vaginal opening urethra?

Would I have a Urethral Diverticulum if not there in the morning but once I start urinating I get a pea sized bump/bulge at vaginal opening urethra?

Possibly: There are many glands near the opening of the vagina and at the urethral opening. It could be an inflammed gland, a urethral diverticulum or a mobile mass. See your gynecologist and possibly a urologist.