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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

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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Red at opening of urethra?

Red at opening of urethra?

Depends: Your sex & age would be helpful. In older women, urethral caruncles or prolapse is extremely common. This can cause mild urinary frequency or burning that can be treated with low dose vaginal estrogen cream, . ...Read more

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How do you milk the urethra?

How do you milk the urethra?

Male or female?: Male urethra is milked from behind scrotum with finger pressure applied forward across scrotum into base of penis then squeeze penis between finger ; pulling forward toward tip of penis. Prostatic urethra can be milked by physician during trans-rectal palpation of prostate gland. Female urethra can be milked by inserting forefinger high into vagina then milking urethra, lying in front, downwards. ...Read more

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Can amoebas get in your urethra?

Potentially: Possibly, but you shouldn't be putting your penis in any place that there could be ameobas. ...Read more

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What is causing my burning urethra?

What is causing my burning urethra?

Here are some...: Under healthy normal state, the urine and urethral lining (mucosa) are compatible each other, and we feel comfortable in passing urine. If there is any change in urine ingredients and / or in urethral mucosa with inflammation, both become incompatible so we feel burning while urine passing through urethra. The most common example is UTI with STD-related urethritis, overcosuming spicy foods, etc. ...Read more

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Is your urethra part of your hymen?

Is your urethra part of your hymen?

No it isn't: They are very close together. Urethra lies above ; right next to vagina ; hymen is located at the veginal opening. So they can be touching but are not part of each other. ...Read more

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How does e.Coli get into my urethra?

How does e.Coli get into my urethra?

E. coli: This organism may often be present on the perineum by colonization with fecal flora. It may also colonize the vaginal barrel. From the perineum (labia, etc.) to the urethra orifice is easy. Infections occur with physiological obstructions, or in just susceptible women. This does not happen with men. ...Read more

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What does herpes in urethra look.Like?

What does herpes in urethra look.Like?

Herpes simplex: If herpetic lesions occurred within the urethra they would look the same as they do elsewhere. ...Read more

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What causes the swollen of the urethra?

What causes the swollen of the urethra?

Infection, trauma or: Inflammation. Infection ; inflammation can be from a urinary infection affecting the urethra or an std. Trauma can be from instrumentation, self or medical or from a straddle injury or pelvic fracture or vigorous sex. ...Read more

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Im 18, why does my urethra so sensitive?

Many reasons: Sensitivity in this area could be caused from chronic irritation (soap or detergent sensitivity, rough fabrics, excessive moisture, rubbing, etc) or because of infection. ...Read more