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Meatus (Overview)

In human anatomy a meatus is referenced usually referenced as an opening to a canal. For example the auditory meatus is the opening in your ear that opens into your hearing canal that transmits sounds to your to your brain for interpretation. Likewise the urinary meatus opens into your urethra through which urine is discharged.


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Is it possible for you to tear your meatus?

Is it possible for you to tear your meatus?

Yes: It usually occurs because something is placed inside the urethra and pulled out roughly, tearing the opening. Sometimes piercings can be pulled loose and tear the opening. (especially, prince alberts.). ...Read more

Meatus (Overview)

In human anatomy a meatus is referenced usually referenced as an opening to a canal. For example the auditory meatus is the opening in your ear that opens into your hearing canal that transmits sounds to your to your brain for interpretation. Likewise the urinary meatus opens into your urethra through which urine is discharged.


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Please tell me, could a male tear his meatus?

Please tell me, could a male tear his meatus?

Yes: It usually occurs because something is placed inside the urethra and pulled out roughly, tearing the opening. Sometimes piercings can be pulled loose and tear the opening. (especially, prince alberts.). ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: meatus?

What is the definition or description of: meatus?

An opening or canal: In human anatomy a meatus is referenced usually referenced as an opening to a canal. For example the auditory meatus is the opening in your ear that opens into your hearing canal that transmits sounds to your to your brain for interpretation. Likewise the urinary meatus opens into your urethra through which urine is discharged. ...Read more

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Is it normal for meatus to be red?

Is it normal for meatus to be red?

Anatomy?: Are you referring to the external opening?
As part of the urinary mucosa, the red color is normal. If you are having symptoms of pain or burning see your physician to rule out infection. ...Read more

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What common/normal condition cause swollen meatus?

What common/normal condition cause swollen meatus?

Which one?: A meatus is an opening. Which opening are you referring to: the ear, urethra or the nose? ...Read more

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My meatus is swollen and my piss goes in all directions. Wassup?

My meatus is swollen and my piss goes in all directions. Wassup?

A type of blockage: Meatus is area where inside of body meets outside world; it's at the end of the urethra which is the channel leading from the urinary bladder outward. In male, this urethra is the 'pee-nama' canal. In female, it's the 'pee-size canal-:). In ur case, end or tip of watering can is swollen (inflammed or infected) blocking part of urine exit & pissing becomes spray, not hose. That's wassup. Down dere! ...Read more

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More sensitivity in the meatus area during orgasm for a man. Should that be a concern?

More sensitivity in the meatus area during orgasm for a man. Should that be a concern?

Does not sound: Concerning to me. This area will be sensitive due to increased blood flow and significant amount of nerve endings in the area. ...Read more

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What can cause the meatus on my penis to become inflamed/swell up?

What can cause the meatus on my penis to become inflamed/swell up?

Two: The two most common reasons for this are related to urinary infection issues or to local trauma, typically from sexual activity. Check with your doctor if the symptoms persist. ...Read more

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Uretheritis meatus relief in men? Is diflucan (fluconazole) po good for this?

Uretheritis meatus relief in men? Is diflucan (fluconazole) po good for this?

Urethritis: Infections inside the urethra are most often either chlamydia or gonorrhea. Yeast does not cause the symptoms of urethritis. But, yeast infections are common on the skin around the penis and scrotum.

Perhaps your local std clinic or a good men's health expert can help you sort this out. ...Read more

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What happens when I decide to masterbuate and then my meatus and glans won't hide?

What happens when I decide to masterbuate and then my meatus and glans won't hide?

Still Aroused: Most likely the glans is still engorged with blood and will eventually shrink down and cover up. After ejaculation, the penis may take some time to resume its full flaccid state.

Sometimes the foreskin gets trapped behind the glans and prevents it from shrinking down. If the foreskin is caught and the glans does not shrink down, you need to see your doctor. ...Read more

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Could the nasal conchae also be termed the nasal meatus? What's the difference in conchae and meatus?

Could the nasal conchae also be termed the nasal meatus? What's the difference in conchae and meatus?

Nasal/sinus anatomy: The conchae are also called turbinates- scrolls of erectile tissue and thin bone that can enlarge from allergy, inflammation, etc. There are 3-4 on each side of the nose. The meatus is a space where sinuses drain; there are 3 of those. The shape of the conchae plus other nearby structures contribute to determine the shape and area of each meatus. All are important in sinus drainage and airflow. ...Read more

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Original post got cut off. Main concern is urethral meatus is quite inflamed/protruding. It's about 5-6 mm in diameter. Very hard.?

Original post got cut off. Main concern is urethral meatus is quite inflamed/protruding. It's about 5-6 mm in diameter. Very hard.?

See your doctor: Confusing -- a recent question was from a male who described redness of his urethra, but this question says you are female. Are you that person? Either way, I'm not confident self-diagnosis of "inflammation" is accurate, but meatal protrusion should be professionally examined, so see your doctor. Maybe genital warts? Don't try to further self-diagnose or treat. Good luck. ...Read more

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Condiloma acuminatae inside urinary meatus. I had 5 interventions with laser, radio waves or electrocauter. No effect. Continue to appear.

Condiloma acuminatae inside urinary meatus. I had 5 interventions with laser, radio waves or electrocauter. No effect. Continue to appear.

See below: May need to see urologist to have urethra (tube from bladder to meatus) checked for lesions & treated. Perhaps intra-urethral Aldara (imiquimod) (imiqimod) combined with laser etc will eliminate virus causing lesions. ...Read more

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I am 28 I have glan hypospadias, it's the cosmetic defect only I had two correction surgeries 1.Failed 2. Partial success, meatus is big, options?

I am 28 I have glan hypospadias, it's the cosmetic defect only I had two correction surgeries 1.Failed 2. Partial success, meatus is big, options?

Do nothing: Enjoy life. Glanular hypospadias is not associated either with functional or fertility issues. Big meatus can be associated with a spraying urinary stream. Or with mild urethral irritation from vaginal mucus after sex without condom, in which case would suggest urinating after sex. Repair would be cosmetic only ; any critical friend/partner/other ought to be pretty close friend to notice it! ...Read more

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Does a swollen, red meatus in a female mean cancer?

Does a swollen, red meatus in a female mean cancer?

Potentially: It is hard to say without having it examined, but it could be trauma or infection.

Tumor is less likely, but possible. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have a swollen meatus after masturbation? I'm uncircumcised

Meatus: The urethral meatus is lined with urothelium and the glands is lined with keratinized epithelium. The meatus is much ore sensative and can be irritated much more easily by creams or ointments. ...Read more

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Cluster of whitish spots just inside meatus, though no pain to touch or urinate. Anything?

STD vs benign lesion: Frequent benign lesions called pearly penile papules are seen around your age. Need to exclude a fungal infection, less likely std. Consult with urologist. ...Read more

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Could UTI cause meatus become swollen? Mine is swollen since I got UTI last month. ..Until now...

Could UTI cause meatus become swollen? Mine is swollen since I got UTI last month. ..Until now...

Yes it could: Meatus can take a couple of weeks to settle down. Can remain swollen if you are masturbating. Could also mean that the UTI has not cleared up completely, so a repeat urinalysis might be worth whilile. Good luck. ...Read more

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Swollen meatus after masturbate. Usually gone in a few days but now almost a month. No pain/urgency, uncircumcised, virgin. Is it normal?

Swollen meatus after masturbate. Usually gone in a few days but now almost a month. No pain/urgency, uncircumcised, virgin. Is it normal?

Doctor can look: If one has no symptoms at all, but the appearance has changed a lot, he can have his primary care doctor look at it to see if it appears normal. ...Read more

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Treated for prostatitis. Infection has gone, pain at meatus & perineum remain. Told nerves have become more sensitive due to this. Will this improve?

Treated for prostatitis. Infection has gone, pain at meatus & perineum remain. Told nerves have become more sensitive due to this. Will this improve?

Yes, if...: If DX &rx were correct, yes, the "prostatitis"-related pain will improve over time> remember: all what doc can do, drug or surgery, is working with you to provide your own body a best possible inside &outside environment to facilitate an optimal self-healing for optimal functional recovery with your own existing power. Nonetheless, let healthy lifestyle rule our life for longevity &happiness. ...Read more

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Hello dr. I am unmarried, uncircumcised having phimosis problem. The main concern is that my urinary meatus (peehole) was torn to a large extent. Plz.?

Hello dr. I am unmarried, uncircumcised having phimosis problem. The main concern is that my urinary meatus (peehole) was torn to a large extent. Plz.?

How?: Penile trauma can cause a tear and phimosis. Be honest with exploring how this happened. Usually the meatus will heal unless recurrent injury is happening. Be careful you don't get a stricture. Watch for infection and get a swab test to check for infection and std. ...Read more

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Can penis rubbing on underwear cause irritated meatus?

Can penis rubbing on underwear cause irritated meatus?

Yes it can: Meatal irritation is very common in babies, especially with use of cloth diapers. ...Read more

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What happens if I put a cotton swab in my penis's meatus?

Why on earth do that: You will scrape and damage the delicate urethral lining at the meatus. Some men have an ill-advised compulsion to intruce objects into there penile urethra. They then go to the hospital emergency room if object slips out of their grasp and gets stuck in the urethra. Please don't do it. This is not a sensible or pleasant form of masturbation. ...Read more

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I have a red a swollen meatus and get a sharp shooting pain everytime I go to wee?

I have a red a swollen meatus and get a sharp shooting pain everytime I go to wee?

See your doctor: Balanitis often needs to be treated with an antibiotic. See your doctor to confirm the diagnosis and receive any treatment that is necessary. ...Read more

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Red and swollen meatus and frequente need to pee...I've been in this condition for a long long time. ..?

Irritation: Sounds like time to have it checked. It does not have to be a venereal infection, but why guess? It could be a simple yeast infection & all of it depends on your sexual activity or lack of sexual activity. Protected by condom or not. ...Read more

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I was wondering does the chorda tympani nerve carry vibrations that travels via the internal auditory meatus?

I was wondering does the chorda tympani nerve carry vibrations that travels via the internal auditory meatus?

Branch of Facial n: Chorda tympani is a branch of the mastoid segment of the facial nerve. Contain preganglionic parasympathetic fibers which innervate the submandibular and sublingual glands. Also contains afferent taste fibers from anterior 2/3rds of the tongue destined for nucleus of solitary tract. Does not travel through internal acoustic meatus. ...Read more

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I have a swollen meatus on penis. What has caused this and does it go away? It is also red but has very little pain.

See your PCP: I can understand your concern for the swollen meatus. Urethritis is inflammation of the urethra. It can be gonoccocal or non gonoccocal. The proper diagnosis is the key to successful treatment. See your PCP for evaluation, tests and treatment if needed. ...Read more