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Dr. Y., Urologist
Category: Urology
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Experience:  I am fellowship trained specializing in general urology and reconstructive urology.
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Passing air through my penis while peeing I'm a 54 male

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Passing air through my penis while peeing I'm a 54 male
Submitted: 5 months ago.
Category: Urology
Expert:  Dr. Y. replied 5 months ago.
Do you have a history of diverticulitis? Have you recently had any catheters in the bladder or any surgical procedure?
Customer: replied 5 months ago.
No,I haven't had anything done
Expert:  Dr. Y. replied 5 months ago.
Ok. This air is concerning for either a urine infection or a connection between your bladder and rectum called a fistula. You need to get in to see a urologist for a CT scan and cystoscopy to determine if you have this fistula. If you do, then you will need to have surgery to fix this fistula. This is something that will it heal on its own. Hope this helps and let me know if you have questions.
Customer: replied 5 months ago.
What's a fistula
Expert:  Dr. Y. replied 5 months ago.
It is a connection between 2 organs that should not be there. This can happen from chronic inflammation.
Customer: replied 5 months ago.
What might have caused this
Expert:  Dr. Y. replied 5 months ago.
It is almost always a result of an episode of diverticulitis.
Expert:  Dr. Y. replied 5 months ago.
Or it could be from inflammatory bowel disease such as Crohn's disease
Expert:  Dr. Y. replied 5 months ago.
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