An ureterocele is swelling in one of the tubes (ureters) that carry urine from the kidney to the bladder. The swelling can block urine flow.
An ureterocele is a birth defect.
Complications of Ureterocele
Causes of Ureterocele
Signs & Symptoms of Ureterocele
1. Abdominal pain.
2. Back pain, possibly only on one side.
3. Blood in the urine.
4. Burning pain while urinating (dysuria).
6. Flank pain
a. On one side
b. May travel or radiate to the groin, genitals, thigh
7. Foul-smelling urine.
8. Frequent and urgent urination.
9. Lump (mass) in the abdomen that can be felt.
10. Ureterocele tissue falls down (prolapse) through the female urethra and into the vagina.
11. Urinary incontinence.
12. Urinary tract infection.
Diagnosis of Ureterocele
Large ureteroceles are usually diagnosed earlier than smaller ones. A ureterocele may be discovered before the baby is born (during a pregnancy ultrasound). Some people with ureteroceles do not know they have the condition. Often, the diagnosis is made later in life due to kidney stones. A urinalysis may reveal blood in the urine or signs of urinary tract infection.
The following tests may be performed:
Blood pressure may be high if there is kidney damage.
Treatments of Ureterocele
When to seek Medical Advice
Call your health care provider if you have symptoms of ureterocele.