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MRI scan for urethral cyst came negative. On antibiotics. Have infected skenes gland. Suggestions?

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i had a MRI scan for a urethral cyst which came up negative, i am on antibiotics and have been for some time the problem is i have a infected skenes gland and it not being picked up by the urologist will a camera up the urethra pick it up if i am on antibiotics and is sort of calm
Posted Fri, 30 Aug 2013 in Women's Health
Answered by Dr. Arif N Khan 25 days later
Thank you for choosing XXXXXXX Urethral cysts are uncommon conditions, the usual symptoms will be blood while urination or painful urination. Urethral cysts can be easily diagnosed by a CYSTOSCOPY examination, a procedure that allows a urologist to readily view the polyp/ cyst.
Paraurethral cyst: Also known as Skene's glands, paraurethral glands are located in the vaginal wall at the opening into the urethra in females. A paraurethral cyst appears as a glistening, tense and bulging yellowish-white mass reducing the size of the urethral opening. Common symptoms include a misdirected urinary stream, urinary blockage and painful urination.
Treatment for urethral polyps consists of removing the polyp using cystourethroscopy, a minimally-invasive technique that allows the urologist to peer into the urethra with a small, flexible camera and with additional miniaturized instruments, remove the growth.
In the case of paraurethral cysts, no treatment is necessary if there are no symptoms since they usually spontaneously rupture and decompress. If, however, a blockage, infection or pain develops, the urologist may pierce the cyst with a scalpel blade to drain it and relieve the symptoms.
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