Urethral polyp treatment
A urethral polyp is a benign growth located on or in the urethra. At first, the polyp does not cause symptoms, but discomfort develops over time. The primary treatment includes surgery (removal by laser, cryosurgery or electrocoagulation).
A urethral polyp is a benign bump on the mucous membrane of the urethra. It occurs in both men and women. In addition, over time, the polyp can develop into a malignant tumour.
A urethral polyp tends to grow. When the polyp increases in volume, it blocks the urinary canal, leading to such complications as delayed urination. The condition is accompanied by pain, discomfort and bleeding from the urethra. The transformation of a urethral polyp into a malignant tumour is extremely rare.
The polyp is often associated with chronic inflammation and infections. In addition, the causes include injuries, hormonal changes, and the human papillomavirus (HPV).
As the polyp grows, the patients have discomfort and the feeling of a foreign body in the urethra. Other symptoms include:
- Complicated urination;
- Burning in the urethra;
- Blood in urine;
- Unpleasant sensations in the urethral area when walking or during sex;
- Incomplete emptying of the bladder;
- Urinary incontinence during exercise, sneezing or coughing.
Effective urethral polyp treatment is its surgical removal. Surgeons and urologists use various methods for that:
- Electrocoagulation (cauterization by electric current);
- Cryodestruction (destruction of the polyp with liquid nitrogen);
- Polyp excision.
Surgeons perform removal through the urethra (transurethral resection) using a ureteroscope. The procedure is low traumatic, minimally invasive and does not require hospitalization and a lengthy recovery period.
Where can I get Urethral polyp treatment?
What are the best clinics for Urethral polyp treatment?
Who are the best doctors for Urethral polyp?
Prof. Dr. med. Jurgen Gschwend from University Hospital rechts der Isar Munich
Prof. Dr. Torremade Barreda Josep from Teknon Medical Centre Barcelona
Dr. Luis Garcia Aparicio from Teknon Medical Centre Barcelona
Prof. Dr. med. Martin Kriegmair from Urological Clinic Munich-Planegg
Prof. Dr. med. Laszlo Kovacs from Urological Clinic Munich-Planegg