What does a urethral diverticulum feel like?

What does a urethral diverticulum feel like?

Urethral diverticulum commonly causes a mass or lump in the top vaginal wall as well as dribbling urine, burning or pain when urinating, and pain with sexual intercourse.

What is a female urethral diverticulum?

A urethral diverticulum (UD) is a rare condition where an unwanted pocket or sac forms along the urethra, the tube that carries urine (pee) out of the body. UD most often occurs in women; symptoms can include pain, frequent urinary tract infections, blood in urine and incontinence.

How is urethral diverticulum diagnosed?

How is a urethral diverticulum diagnosed? A complete evaluation includes a pelvic examination, urinalysis, cystoscopy and imaging. There are many different imaging modalities that may show the urethral diverticulum including a voiding cystourethrogram, ultrasound, and MRI.

Can diverticula cause UTI?

In addition, complications of diverticulitis can occur because of the inflammation. These include a connection between the colon and the bladder, termed a colovesical fistula, which can lead to UTIs.

Can you get pregnant with urethral diverticulum?

Urethral diverticula have rarely been reported in pregnancy with only six cases previously reported in the literature.

What is diverticula function?

Diverticulosis and diverticulitis Diverticula are small, bulging pouches that can form in the lining of your digestive system. They are found most often in the lower part of the large intestine (colon). Diverticula are common, especially after age 40, and seldom cause problems.

Does a urologist treat diverticulitis?

For patients with diverticula and urinary obstruction, treatment will include relief of the obstruction and possible removal of the diverticulum. This condition can be treated with both open and laparoscopic surgery. If you have any urologic conditions, contact Urology Austin to schedule an appointment.