What Is A Urethral Caruncle?

please ,explain..(urethral caruncle) this IS ! the correct spelling..NOT CARBUNCLE?

i've look , and searched for this diagnosis. to no avail ,could someone please tell me what this is.(urethral caruncle) Thank you in advance.

Here ya go.

P.S. you apparently didn't look THAT well, because I hit it on the first try.

what is a caruncle and are they dangerous?

during a recent urology exam the MD said I have a caruncle.does anyone know what this is or what causes it? mine is in a very private place.<urology>.thanks

Urethral caruncle is a reddened area involving the posterior margin of the urethral orifice. It is believed to be due to the prolapse of the posterior wall of the urethra. Urethral caruncle is generally asymptomatic and found in postmenopausal women. Occasionally they may present with dyspareunia and/or vaginal bleeding.

Urethral caruncle Facts and Information
Urethral caruncles, which often originate from the posterior lip of the urethra, may be described as fleshy outgrowths of distal urethral mucosa. They are usually small but can reach 1-2 cm in diameter.

Most urethral caruncles are asymptomatic; however, some may be painful, and others may be associated with dysuria. Larger necrotic lesions may bleed. Some caruncular lesions may look like urethral carcinoma.

Symptom of Urethral caruncle
The primary sign of this problem is a thin, reddish membrane protruding from one portion of the urethral opening. Other symptoms include bleeding and urination problems such as frequency, urgency and pain. Here are the list of Symptom of Urethral caruncle

Painful micturition or dyuspareunia.
bloody spotting with mild trauma
Sassile or pedunculated red mass that is tender to touch.
Treatment and Cure of Urethral caruncle
Urethral caruncles may be associated with tuberculosis, intestinal ectopia, and unusual neoplasms; however, reports of these associations are rare.

Treat most patients conservatively with warm sitz baths. Topical estrogen creams and topical anti-inflammatory drugs may also be useful.Treatment is generally with diathermy or surgical excision.

How is a urethral polyp healed?

Can that be easy to diagnose and treat?

Urethral polyps can mean different things for different people. In the urinary tract, a fibroepithelial polyp is usually a benign polyp that has no malignant potential it cannot become cancerous. However, some malignant tumors of the bladder and urethra have a polyp-like appearance; usually a simple biopsy to remove them adequately treats the problem. Women may experience urethral lesions called caruncles, which are also benign lesions of the urethral epithelium. Urologists use an examination method called cystoscopy to evaluate the lining of the urethra and bladder with a flexible tube. This outpatient procedure can usually exclude the possibility of any malignant lesions.

Help with lady parts! Very woried teenager!?

I'm 16 years old and had my first sexual experience three months ago. I didnt have sex but I was fingered. It was uncomfertable at the time but I find it ok now. I examined myself this morning and I found a small ball like thing covering my vaginal hole. It isn't sensitive to touch but it is when I have to push it in to put a tampon inside. What is this thing?! I'd describe it as very light pink to White in colour and soft covered in a little mucus. I'd also like to know where the uretha hole is and if it's anything to do with that? Thanks

It's most probably a hymenal caruncle (completely normal, after penetration the hymen breaks in most women, this may be a remnant of your hymen, it depends how deep it is) according to the description, but I can't be sure without inspection. The urethral opening is in front of the vaginal opening and above it is the clitoris (the most sensitive region there). According to this description, there shouldn't be any relation with the urinal tract.

To be sure you should see a gynecologyst.

Can you get a urethral stent surgically implanted to cause incontinence (for that reason)?

I understand that urethral stents force the urethra open to allow the passage of urine. If you so desired, could you get such a thing permanently installed to cause incontinence in the user?

Well, it does seem possible that a stent would do that; but why would anyone want this to happen? I'm curious, if only because it sounds like such an unusual desire.

I would venture a guess that you would not be able to find a licensed physician to do such a thing, either.

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