I was diagnosed with Urethral Diverticulum because I have a small mass and I want it to be taken out. I am growing very afraid after reading all of the surgery complications. My primary care physician sent me to a Urologist...should I see a Urogynocologist instead? I am very scared and dont know what to do.
You should be okay with a Urologist. This would not have anything to do with your reproductive organs. I am not sure what "urethral diverticulum" is or any alternative treatments available. Your urologist will be able to explain everything to you. Maybe someone else with experience will help out.
Last edited by Millard; 04-30-2012 at 03:15 PM.
Reason: Corrected spelling.
Go see a urologist..after many many drs i finally went to see a urologist and he finally found out what my problem was and thats a urethral diverticulum my surgery is set of June 11th im nervous as well. My urologist has gone over everything with me..if you want to message me for more info please do im sure maybe the both of us could help eachother out..its been so hard trying to talk about this with anyone!
I have to go for surgery for a urethral Diverticulum. Mine is large and horseshoe shape so I'm worried it could be complicated. I am terrified to get the operation. My Urologist hasn't given me much info or put my mind at ease. Please help x
Sorry to hear about your issue. I just read the details of the procedure. In case any of you haven't read about it, basically a pouch or balloon has formed in the urethra which is the tube that carries urine from the bladder to the outside. The urologist needs to remove that pouch to make the urethra function properly again. The procedure is very straight forward so the success rate is high and the complication rate is low.
I hope that helps. If you would like more details, I can try to provide them or be more descriptive.