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Urethral Diverticulum

The urethra is the tube that carries urine from the bladder out of your body. A diverticulum is an out pouching or a pocket that forms in the urethra. It may present as a firm mass protruding from the vagina. It is associated with causing pain during sexual intercourse, recurrent UTIs, and dribbling urine when you stand after urinating (post void dribbling). If they are symptomatic they may be treated surgically. In many cases they are found during a gynecological exam and otherwise do not cause any symptoms – these can be left alone.