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Irritated Female Urethra
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
White substance around female urethra opening? Not a lot of it but it's not coming out of the vagina. Could it be yeast?
Pink: The urethral meatus, which is the opening of the urethra is typically the same color as the vaginal mucosa, pink. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
Imperfect: Very few things about people are perfect. The appearance of the female urethral opening (meatus) can vary pretty widely. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My urethra is irritated & itching. When i wipe there is what appears 2 be dirt on the tissue. I've had a lot of dilations b4. What could this be!
Why: Why have you had multiple urethra dilation. It seems you need to see your urologist. ...Read more
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
Is the female genitalia supposed to have 2 openings besides the anus? Because i only have the very narrow opening which i assume to be the urethra.
Normal anatomy: Yes normal female anatomy includes urethra, vagina and anus. If you are able to urinate you have a functioning urethra. You may not have an opening to your vagina or in rare cases the vagina can be absent. Please see a board certified ob/gyn for an exam. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I'm a 20 year old female. I have recently discovered small painful bumps near my urethra area. I'm sexually active, but always use protection. Help!
See the GYN MD: Se your gynecologist for this. There are many things which can cause this. It might be as simple as irritation from hair removal , if you have recently done this. Could be dermatitis, viral (herpes) or bacterial. See the specialist right away. Good luck. ...Read more