Treatment often works and may help your symptoms. In some cases, after the cause of the diverticulum (such as a block in the bladder) is fixed, you won’t need to be treated further. Your health care provider may want to check the diverticulum with a cystoscope through the urethra once in a while.
After surgery, you will need to have a catheter to drain your bladder for 1 or 2 weeks.
Some rare risks of diverticulum surgery are:
- damage to the intestines or ureters (the tubes that carry urine from the kidneys)
- urine leaking from the bladder after surgery
Some patients will need to have the diverticulum removed with open surgery later. If your bladder doesn't work well, you may need to help drain it with a catheter.