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All You Need To Know about Left Ureterocele


A left ureterocele is a cystic formation or swelling on the ureter.

Ureteroceles happens during the embryonic development which means that a person is born with one. In most cases, it is diagnosed at the time of birth. Typically, a person who has a ureterocele doesn't experience symptoms. [1]

- Requires a medical diagnosis.
- Lab tests or imaging are often required.
- More common in girls.
- Can happen to anyone aged between 18-40.
- About 90% of the girls detected with left ureterocele have the problem of a single ureter.

A left ureterocele is a congenital anomaly that is more common in girls. It is a swelling on the lining or the end of the ureter as it enters the bladder. The swelling resembles the shape of a balloon when seen through the ultrasound reports. The reflux which occurs is related to the weakness of the flap value from the ureter join which connects the bladder.

Ages affected - Between 20 - 30 - Often; between 30 - 40 - more often; 40 and above - fewer.


Symptoms may include painful swelling of the bladder. In some cases, the swelling may be lesser. However, the flow of urine might get affected if the swelling persists.

People may experience the following:
Pain areas - Ureter and the lower abdomen.
The flow of urine - Sometimes the flow of urine is affected due to excessive swelling.
Inflammation - Burning sensation caused while passing urine.


Self Care: For painful swelling of the left ureterocele, drink enough water to keep the body hydrated. Also, heat compressions can help to reduce the pain.

Medications: For swelling, anti-inflammatory drugs can cause soothing urine formation.

Specialists: For other kinds, consult a specialist for timely diagnosis. At mfine, we are here to offer you with a wide range of offers and services for your health-related issues.

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