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Dr. Joe Littlejohn
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What color should the opening to the female urethra be?

What color should the opening to the female urethra be?

Pink: The urethral meatus, which is the opening of the urethra is typically the same color as the vaginal mucosa, pink. ...Read more

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Dr. Adam Smith
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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


Dr. George Klauber
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Any suggestions on which is longer the male or female urethra ?

Any suggestions on which is longer the male or female urethra ?

Anatomic fact: Male urethra is much longer than the female. Female urethra extends from bladder neck, located behind pubic boe, straight down ending between labia minora, a matter of about 4.5 cm. Male urethra extends down toward back of scrotum, where it is little more than skin deep ; then angles forward across base of scrotum before running entire length of penis. At least 4 times length of female if erect. ...Read more

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Dr. Brian Golden
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I wanted to know how the female urethra opening should look is the opening a perfect circle?

I wanted to know how the female urethra opening should look is the opening a perfect circle?

Imperfect: Very few things about people are perfect. The appearance of the female urethral opening (meatus) can vary pretty widely. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Louie
Board Certified, Urology
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Help please! i'm having white thing coming out of female urethra! never happened before?

Help please! i'm having white thing coming out of female urethra! never happened before?

White thing in...: female urethra. Sounds like a fibroepithelial polyp from your age of 31y. You need an evaluation by a urologist with cystoscopy likely. ...Read more

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Dr. Adam Smith
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Dr. Harold Tsai
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Dr. Ryan Phasouk
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Is it possible to rip your urethra hole on female?

Yes: Urethral trauma can occur resulting in tearing, lacerations, and dilation. ...Read more

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Dr. Lydia Collins
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I am a female. 18 years old. And i can see my urethra. It hangs out of my body. It's been this way for a while. Is something wrong?

I am a female. 18 years old. And i can see my urethra. It hangs out of my body. It's been this way for a while. Is something wrong?

Prolapse?: This would be pretty unusual. It sounds like a gentle gynecological exam with an emphasis on going over normal anatomy with you would be a good idea. ...Read more

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Dr. James Lin
Board Certified, Urology
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I am 76 yrs.female had my urethra dilated why do I still have to a lot ?

I am 76 yrs.female had my urethra dilated why do I still have to a lot ?

Here are some ...: Urethral dilation for females is designed to ease the urethral functional narrowing from "stricture" or spam , but with widely variable symptomatic improvement so some controversy of its practice has remained. As to voiding often, it is related with changing bladder ability to hold the urine which is related with bladder muscle stability (OAB), central nerve change over time (aging), and... ...Read more

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