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Urethral Diverticulum Surgery Recovery
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.See 1 more doctor answer
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
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.
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.See 1 more doctor answer
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
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.See 2 more doctor answers
Meckel's: Not if you already have had 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.
My daughter (16) has aorta turning to the right and diverticulum of kommerel. She has trouble breathing during physical excercise. Surgery vs risk?
Will having urethral diverticulum surgery effect me being able to carry a full term preg in long run and can it keep me from having a vaginal birth?
Unlikely: In general the answer to your question is no.
Urethral diverticulu: Yes, you should be able to conceive if everything else is normal. Usually a urethral diverticulum will not interfere with normal fertility.
Urologist: Please make an appointment with a urologist if evaluating a urethral diverticulum
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
Is it common to lose all (sexual) feeling in the vaginal area after getting a urethral cyst/urethral diverticulum removed?
Not directly related: This surgery is not directly related to sexual feelings. One can feel some discomfort
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.
Had a cystoscopy dr said urethra inflamed no cause would he have seen a diverticula if I had one?
Yes: He would most likely have seen it via direct visualization.
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