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Urethra (Definition)

The canal through which urine exits the bladder, discharging the urine externally. In men, it is about 20-cm long with a membranous, prostatic, bulbar, and pendulous segments ending at the glans penis; it gives passage to the spermatic fluid as well as urine. In the female, the urethra is about 4 cm long & in close relation with the anterior ...Read more


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Hello. I have a 4 years old and recently I have noticed she has her urethra opening a little bit black or dark. is it a problem?

Hello. I have a 4 years old and recently I have noticed she has her urethra opening a little bit black or dark. is it a problem?

Be checked...: Did she had history of possible injury of any causes? Has she complain of any local discomfort at any time especially at peeing? If nothing, you may watch and see if this little dark area may change in its degree and size. If okay, it could be just watched as suggested. If not or still in doubt of any degree, seek evaluation by following those in http://sick-ask.com/onDealSickness.html. Best wish ...Read more

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Today i checked and saw a black dot on top of the urethra opening. Just a dot. What can it be? Should i be worried? 20female

Hard to say: This is a very broad question. Chances are it isn't anything to worry about. However, the only way to know for sure would be to visit your dermatologist, urologist or gynecologist to get a diagnosis and put your mind at ease. ...Read more

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I have a black spot between my clitoris and urethra. It has been there for over 2 mths. I've seen a NP. What should I do?

I have a black spot between my clitoris and urethra. It has been there for over 2 mths. I've seen a NP. What should I do?

See a real doctor: NPs are clueless when it comes to actual diagnosis and treatment. This is a new lesion and should be seen by your OB-GYN fairly soon. NPs bubble over with charisma and offer sometimes expensive but untested remedies. When you have a health problem, that is not the one to turn to. ...Read more

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Everyday there is a black stain in my underwear, it's black as ink, it's not a discharge from my vagina it appears to be from the urethra and no smell?

Everyday there is a black stain in my underwear, it's black as ink, it's not a discharge from my vagina it appears to be from the urethra and no smell?

Black stain: Follow up with doctor/urgent care this week. May still be from uterus ( if it is in) or from urethera or even from anus. Needs follow up. ...Read more

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What color should a females Urethral opening should be ? Because Mines is Black or a Dark color n I have redness in white watery discharge no smell ,

What color should a females Urethral opening should be ? Because Mines is Black or a Dark color n I have redness in white watery discharge no smell ,

Pink: The urethral tissue should normally be pink in color. Discoloration and discharge are worrisome for infection. You should see your doctor . ...Read more

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When I google about pigmented female urethral opening, it gives me results about urethral cancer. Mine is black in color & I observed this recently.

When I google about pigmented female urethral opening, it gives me results about urethral cancer. Mine is black in color & I observed this recently.

Here are some ...: The color of urethral opening alone should not be taken as a sign of urethral cancer especially for a 22-yr female like you as long as being comfortable and having no bleeding and palpable induratiion there or its vicinity. Of course, if still in doubt, see a gyn-doc for more detailed Hx, physicals etc. for confirmation. ...Read more

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I'm 20yo guy.Passed a tiny black speck in urine at the beginning of urine stream.What might have caused it?Scared of bladder, urethral and such cancers

I'm 20yo guy.Passed a tiny black speck in urine at the beginning of urine stream.What might have caused it?Scared of bladder, urethral and such cancers

Concretion: I went to answer your question and tell you to get checked for kidney concretions, and lo-and-behold, you've already had kidney stones and concretions diagnosed on scan. That's almost certainly the source. ...Read more

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About a week ago, I noticed a small pea sized black lump on my labia minora near my urethral opening. What is this?

Gyn exam: without a vaginal exam, I suggest a GYN evaluation: this may be a cyst, gowth or infection; however, must be examined. ...Read more

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Could a hernia in the abdominal be mistaken as fat? The black area? In a CT of abdomem-pelvis w/oral contrast.

Could a hernia in the abdominal be mistaken as fat? The black area? In a CT of abdomem-pelvis w/oral contrast.

Hernias are gaps: Since a hernia itself is a gap in muscle or sometimes in the middle of other tissues fat and other things like intestine can squeeze through this gap. Fat in a hernia defect is not dangerous but can cause pain.Even a small amount of trapped fat can cause pain. This is why ct scans do not always help in diagnosing hernias as there are many areas of naturally occurring fat that are around muscles. ...Read more

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Period started and blood is super heavy and very black with clots. All preg test neg. no contraceptive for 3mth, no STD. Some pelvis pain?

Period started and blood is super heavy and very black with clots. All preg test neg. no contraceptive for 3mth, no STD.  Some pelvis pain?

Lots of options: There are lots of treatment options you can discuss with your doctor. Lysteda is a nonhormone medication designed for heavy periods. Some benefit from birth control pills, patch or nuvaring. Mirena (levonorgestrel) iud can stop your period in some cases. Consider an endometrial ablation such as genesys hta if you are done having children. These can be done in the safely and comfortably in the office. ...Read more

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How heavy is the urethra?

How heavy is the urethra?

No one knows, but...: Do you refer to the urethra of males or females, children or adult, just its lining or its full thickness? I doubt if any one have ever weighed since such information would not be valuable for its functionality. So, what does something bother you so to raise this question? If any, let HealthTap know so the interested doctor may answer for you. ...Read more

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Agonizing urethra! help? What should I do?

Agonizing urethra! help? What should I do?

Urethral pain: This will likely require diagnostic evaluation to determine cause. Have you seen your physician, gynecologist or urologist? ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: urethra?

What is the definition or description of: urethra?

Passage for urine.: The canal through which urine exits the bladder, discharging the urine externally. In men, it is about 20-cm long with a membranous, prostatic, bulbar, and pendulous segments ending at the glans penis; it gives passage to the spermatic fluid as well as urine. In the female, the urethra is about 4 cm long & in close relation with the anterior wall of the vagina. ...Read more

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Why is sometimes stingigng sensation in my urethra?

Why is sometimes stingigng sensation in my urethra?

Here are some ...: Collect & bring the info on the onset, degree, duration, interval, evolution, & progress of all Sx over time to gyn-doc for analysis + physicals + possible tests as needed so to figure out possible causes for proposing reasonable Rx. Clinically one needs to rule out UTI - bacterial or STD-related, self-inflicting - chemical agents used for or physical acts applied for sex. So, work with Doc .... ...Read more

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What should I do if my urethra opening is misplaced?

What should I do if my urethra opening is misplaced?

Urologist: Get an evaluation by a urologist. Chances are a previous doctor like a pediatrician has already seen the problem and decided it was okay. ...Read more

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I blew into my boyfriends urethra will anything Happen?

No, with low pressur: Blowing into the urethra at low pressure will cause no trouble . At high pressure one could cause air to enter the blood stream and create an air embolism which could cause shock and even death . We use KY Jelly in the urethra but again at very low pressure . There are reported cases of KY jelly embolism to the lungs. So my best advice is no blowing into the urethra. Blow Job is a misnomer. ...Read more

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Can you give me more info on a urethra stricture problem?

Can you give me more info on a urethra stricture problem?

Occur mostly in men: Most commonly occur as result of trauma or infection. Trauma:- from instrumentation medical or self induced, straddle injuries cause bulbar strictures, pelvic fractures can cause rupture or strictures in upper urethra. Infections, especially gonorrhea are notorious for causing them. Treatment can can vary from simple urethral dilatation, cystoscopic urethrotomy to 1 or 2 stage surgical procedures. ...Read more

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Is a urethra located in women only? Or do men have it as well ?

Is a urethra located in women only? Or do men have it as well ?

Men & women: Urethra is the urinary passage, i.e. Urine flows thru it when people urinate. It is a short 1 1/2 inch tube in women located just in front of vagina when standing or sitting. It is much longer in men & passes thru the penis. It is also the passage for semen during ejaculation. ...Read more

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I get this odd sensation in the tip of my urethra. What could it be?

I get this odd sensation in the tip of my urethra. What could it be?

Urethritis, STD, UTI: You have not described the odd sensation. Could be any of the above if the sensation is one of "burning". Could also be an urethral diverticulum or a skene's duct cyst. Worth getting a urinalysis and consider seeing your gyn dr. ...Read more

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I think i might have a double urethra. I'm really scared. Are they bad?

Depend: it really depend on what kind of double urethra you have , in female the repair is easy with no consequences, in a male it could be more complicated. ...Read more

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I think i might have a urethra stricture problem, what are common signs?

I think i might have a urethra stricture problem, what are common signs?

Here are some...: Urethral stricture is the narrowing of the urethra distal to the prostate urethra, resulting from urethritis, urethral injury in early age. But at 50, it is not uncommon to coexist with the problem of poor relaxation and opening of the prostate urethra by prostate enlargement and aging. Both can cause slowing urine flow, but urethral spotting tends to more commonly happen to urethral stricture. .. ...Read more

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Is a tear near the urethra something to worry about? What can you do to solve this problem?

Is a tear near the urethra something to worry about? What can you do to solve this problem?

Natural Healing: The good news is that area has fantastic blood supply and so healing will occur rapidly. Inflammation (red, hot, tender swelling) is the body increasing the blood flow to the injury to bring healing factors to the area and also the veins expand to carry bad stuff away. Dressings and ointments are of no value there. Avoid further trauma to the area and let nature take it's course. ...Read more

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If you tear the urethra slightly, will it heal? What are the possible complications if not treated?

If you tear the urethra slightly, will it heal? What are the possible complications  if not treated?

See physician: Urethral trauma affects 2 different parts of urethra. Trauma to anterior urethra result of straddle-like injuries with injury from sharp blow, where urethra located near skin (straddling bicycle seat or bar or a fence)poss. Urethral stricture, scarring blocking flow of urine from the penistrauma to posterior urethra almost always pelvic fxs auto accident.Severe injuries can lead to urinary block. ...Read more