Most foreign bodies in the lower genitourinary tract are self-inserted via the urethra as the result of exotic impulses, psychometric problems, sexual curiosity, or sexual practice while intoxicated. Diagnosis of these foreign bodies can be done by clinical history, physical examination, and image studies of the patient. The treatment of foreign bodies is determined by their size, location, shape, and mobility. In most cases, minimally invasive procedures such as endoscopic removal are recommended to prevent bladder and urethral injuries. In some cases, however, surgical treatment should be done if the foreign bodies cannot be removed by the endoscopic procedure or further injuries are expected as a result of the endoscopic procedures.
Unusual Foreign Bodies in the Urinary Bladder and Urethra Due to Autoerotism
Jump to content. Two common forms of pelvic organ prolapse are bladder prolapse cystocele and urethral prolapse urethrocele. A cystocele occurs when the wall of the bladder presses against and moves the wall of the vagina. A urethrocele occurs when the tissues surrounding the urethra sag downward into the vagina. Both conditions are easy for your doctor to see during a physical exam. They often occur at the same time and are usually caused by damage that happens when a baby is delivered through the mother's birth canal vagina. While many women have some degree of bladder and urethral prolapse, few ever have any symptoms.
But this can result from straddle-type falls or pelvic fractures. Dealing with these problems quickly and properly is critical for the best results. Trauma to the anterior urethra is often from straddle injuries. This can occur with a sharp blow to the perineum.
A urethral diverticulum is a pouch on the wall of the urethra that a person can be born with or it can develop later in life. There are two types of urethral diverticulum:. Cysts are sacs of tissue that are filled with fluid or pus. Urethral cysts are cysts that are in or around the urethral area.