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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
Rare, very painful: A few percent of men with newly acquired genital herpes have urethral involvement. Most also have obvious external herpes but rarely it is the only symptom, i.e. pain and redness at the opening and/or serious pain on passing urine. If you have symptoms like this and might have been exposed to herpes, see a doc or clinic ASAP. With milder symptoms, herpes probably isn't the cause. ...Read more
Here are some...: Herpes virus gains its access to body at the sites of contacts if there is a breakdown by micro-injuries such as frictions at sex / masturbation of local skin or mucosa. How far may it go? To urethra, the synergy of its unique tubing hidden feature and urine flow passage gives virus almost no chance to gain a beachhead to multiply. Therefore, herpes virus only goes up to the very distal urethra. ...Read more
Only if visible: Dr. would be able to see it only if clearly visible on the outside of the urethra. If the lesions are even inside by 1/8 of an inch, this would not be visible. If you are concerned, you should see a urologist and a cystoscopy could be done in the office to check this out. The procedure is not painful, and will put your mind at ease. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Mild urethra pain for 2 wks. Doxycyline=no effect. Tested neg for chlamyd & gonorhea. Negative herpes swab. Mild symptoms remain. Safe to have sex?
Fungal infect or STD ? 2 negative herpes culture tests. Jockitch cream cleared up 1st time. Still redness around male urethra and occas spots on shaft
Here are some...: Glad to hear your good response to Jack Itch cream. Since, such creams usually contain anti fungal agent with steroid and direct to suppress and rid skin fungal infection, which inflict warm and moist areas like external genitalia and groins - called tine cruris. For the rashes on penile opening and shaft, you may try the same cream and see if responding in 1 wk. If not, seek pro-evaluation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
There are different types of herpes infections; herpes simplex infection of mouth (gingivostomatitis) and lips (labialis) are the most common. Others include genital herpes, and herpes zoster. Herpes infection could very mild to very dangerous depending on the type and location of the body affected. I ...Read more
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