Does a urologist treat diverticulitis?
Our urologists treat bladder diverticula, which are pouches in the bladder wall that a person is either born with or they acquire later in life.
How do you fix a urethral diverticulum?
Surgical options include transurethral incision of the diverticular neck, marsupialization (creation of permanent opening) of the diverticular sac into the vagina [often referred to as a Spence procedure], and surgical excision. Surgical excision is the treatment of choice but it should be performed with caution.
Can diverticulitis affect urination?
The symptoms of diverticulitis depend upon the degree of inflammation present. The most common symptom is pain in the left lower abdomen. Other symptoms can include nausea and vomiting, constipation, diarrhea, and urinary symptoms such as pain or burning when urinating or the frequent need to urinate.
How long does a urethral diverticulum surgery take?
To review the basics of what we discussed in the office: The actual procedure usually takes one to two hours.
How do you fix Zenker’s diverticulum?
Zenker’s diverticular pouch Treatment for symptomatic ZD can be surgical or endoscopic. The surgical approach involves an external neck incision with CP myotomy (diverticulotomy), with or without pouch intervention (inversion, diverticulopexy or diverticulectomy).
What are the symptoms of a bladder diverticulum?
Some problems bladder diverticula can be linked to are: 1 urinary tract infections 2 bladder stones 3 urine flowing backwards into the kidneys (“reflux”) 4 bladder tumors 5 trouble peeing More
Why do I have more than one diverticulum?
Acquired bladder diverticula (more than 1 diverticulum) are most often caused by a block in the bladder outlet (such as from a swollen prostate or scars in the urethra), the bladder not working well because of nerve injury or, rarely, from prior bladder surgery. With acquired diverticula, many pouches often form.
What can a doctor look for in a diverticulum?
Your health care provider may also look into your bladder with a cystoscope, a long, thin telescope with a light at the end. This is to check for bladder tumors in the diverticulum.
What kind of pouch is a bladder diverticulum?
A bladder diverticulum is a pouch in the bladder wall that a person may either be born with (“congenital”) or get later (“acquired”). A congenital bladder diverticulum forms when some of the bladder lining pokes through a weak part in the bladder wall.