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A 28-year-old female asked:

What color should the opening to the female urethra be?

3 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Michael Swor
Obstetrics and Gynecology 41 years experience
Pink to tan: The lining inside the urethral is pink and the lining outside the meatus or opening is tan. With infection or inflammation the urethra can become red.
Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology 31 years experience
Pink: The urethral meatus is usually pink but some women have a bluish tint to the epithelium in that area.
Dr. Joe Littlejohn
Urology 27 years experience
Pink: The urethral meatus, which is the opening of the urethra is typically the same color as the vaginal mucosa, pink.

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