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A 52-year-old member asked:

what is the small triangular structure in front of the external auditory meatus?

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Dr. Clarence Grim
Endocrinology 57 years experience
Ear terminology: Great wikipedia question. with pictures which are worth 1000......

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A 31-year-old member asked:

Is it normal for meatus to be red?

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Dr. Luis Gonzalez
Obstetrics and Gynecology 39 years experience
Anatomy ?: Are you referring to the external opening ? As part of the urinary mucosa, the red color is normal. If you are having symptoms of pain or burning see your physician to rule out infection.
Indonesia
A 28-year-old male asked:

What common/normal condition cause swollen meatus?

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Dr. Debi Williams
Dentistry 26 years experience
Which one? : A meatus is an opening. Which opening are you referring to: the ear, urethra or the nose?
CA
A 28-year-old male asked:

What is the definition or description of: meatus?

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Dr. Robert Didier
General Practice 50 years experience
An opening or canal: In human anatomy a meatus is referenced usually referenced as an opening to a canal. For example the auditory meatus is the opening in your ear that opens into your hearing canal that transmits sounds to your to your brain for interpretation. Likewise the urinary meatus opens into your urethra through which urine is discharged.
United Kingdom (Great Britain)
A 18-year-old male asked:

What could be causing my meatus to be red and inflamed (for as long as i can remember)?

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Dr. Kamran Janjua
Radiology 22 years experience
Infection: A physician can assess the affected area and perform cultures, if necessary.
A 36-year-old member asked:

Is it possible for you to tear your meatus?

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Dr. James Eitner
Family Medicine 34 years experience
Yes: It usually occurs because something is placed inside the urethra and pulled out roughly, tearing the opening. Sometimes piercings can be pulled loose and tear the opening. (especially, prince alberts.).

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