One out of every two females will experience a UTI sometime in their life. Urinary tract infections are caused by bacteria that travel up the urethra and infect the bladder. Symptoms of UTI include:. But why are females more at risk?
Congenital anomalies of the male urogenital tract are common. Some lesions like posterior urethral valve or anterior urethral diverticulum tend to present early in infancy and are often easily diagnosed on conventional contrast voiding cystourethrograms. Other conditions like posterior urethral diverticulum or utricle can be relatively asymptomatic and therefore present late in childhood. We present the spectrum of imaging findings of common and uncommon anomalies involving the male urethra.
The urethra is the tube that carries urine from the bladder to outside the body. In men, the urethra is about 8 inches long, and goes through the prostate gland and the penis to the outside of the body. In men, the urethra also carries semen. Urethral cancer is a rare cancer that occurs more often in men than in women. These cancers are named for the types of cells that become malignant cancer :.
My son was diagnosed with a double urethra when he was 3 months old. He has two holes in his penis. He was also diagnosed with Reflux III.