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Distended urethra with CYST/URETHRAL DIVERTICULUM. CANCER?

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I'm 30 years old patientold and recently had my first child 11 months ago. I have recently noticed my
urethra to be a little distended looking. I noticed it after wiping.
No drainage or bleeding. No pain. No peeling or abnormal coloring.
I just came back from seeing my OBGYN because I was terrified of it
being cancerous. He assured me that he didn't believe it to
be cancerous. However, he referred me to a urologist. He believes
it's a cyst or urethral diverticulum. As a nurse I think everything
is cancer. What are the chances? No family history.
My appointment is this Thursday.


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Expert:  Dr. Rajiv Goel replied 4 Days.

Hello,
Thank you for your query at DoctorSpring.com
There is nothing to be worried about. You don't have any symptoms to suggest that you should be worried.
The urethral opening can be looking distended secondary to some infection or trauma or may be the normal appearance for you.

Regarding the cyst or diverticulum, a lot of patients may not have any symptoms but majority shall have some urinary symptoms such as poor urinary stream, straining, intermittency, dysuria.
You don't have any of the symptoms and your chances of having cyst or urethral diverticulum or any other pathology is very minimal. Your swelling should settle down by itself over next one to two weeks with the help of anti-inflammatory medications.
Nothing to be worried about. Stay reassured.
Hope this was helpful,
Regards.


Dr. Rajiv Goel
Category: Sexually Transmitted Diseases(STD)Specialist
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MCh(urology) Medical Council of India
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Fellow, Urooncology and Robotic urology, Australia
DNB - NBE
Felloship - MCH, Urology/Genito-Urinary Surgery, AIIMS, 2004
Residency - MS, Master of Surgery, AIIMS, 2001
Medical School - MBBS, Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, AIIMS, 1998
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