Urethral caruncle is a soft, fleshy protrusion
of the urethral lining from the urethral opening. It is a common urethra disease and usually occurs in elderly women
Urethral caruncles appear red and can be in various sizes
and can also have the appearance of a tumor
. Urethral caruncles can lower estrogen levels
and cause chronic hematuria and urethritis
Treatments of urethral caruncle may include:
- Conservative treatments
1. Warm sitz baths.
2. Topical estrogen cream and topical anti-inflammatory drugs.
- Surgical excision.
For patients whose conservative treatments are ineffective or caruncles are large, doctors may advise taking a surgery.
Outcomes after treatments are most often very good. In some cases, urethral caruncle can grow back.
Consult your doctors for details.
Keywords: urethral caruncles; treatments of urethral caruncles.