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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


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Can a slightly narrow urethra in a man cause chronic non-std epidymitis? I keep getting it and that is my only real thing wrong with me. All tests neg

Can a slightly narrow urethra in a man cause chronic non-std epidymitis? I keep getting it and that is my only real thing wrong with me. All tests neg

Doubtful: I doubt slight urethral narrowing would cause epididymitis. But I wonder if you have recurrent epididymitis at all. If you don't have obvious enlargement and marked tenderness of a single testicle, epididymitis is unlikely. It rarely causes just testicular pain or discomfort without swelling, and rarely both testicles at once. Maybe chronic pelvic pain syndrome (CPPS)? Google it for more info. ...Read more

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Scope showed narrow urethra and inflammation. On cipro (ciprofloxacin) for 3 weeks and antiinflammatories, when will the urgency go away? Urethra was dilated 2 weeks ago.

Scope showed narrow urethra and inflammation. On cipro (ciprofloxacin) for 3 weeks and antiinflammatories, when will the urgency go away? Urethra was dilated 2 weeks ago.

Difficult to predict: You have had a lot of physiological trauma and it is difficult for that area to recover quickly. It is worth taking the phenazopyyridine (azo) for relief even though it will cause your urine to turn red orange. Cover yourself for yeast as well since you have had cipro (ciprofloxacin). Avoid being on top during sex in the future as that may cause trauma as well. Betadine douches can be helpful. ...Read more

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If my prostate is swollen would it narrow my urethra? Making changes in urinating?

If my prostate is swollen would it narrow my urethra? Making changes in urinating?

Depends.: Your prostate circles your urethra like a donut. When it swells it does restrict flow, but it generally occurs over long periods of time and can be subtle in onset. Very rare to occur in someone your age. ...Read more

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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.

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 more

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I'm having painful urethral spasms/narrowing, testicular tightness, and now kidney pain, what's going on? I think ADHD meds may have to do with it.

I'm having painful urethral spasms/narrowing, testicular tightness, and now kidney pain, what's going on? I think ADHD meds may have to do with it.

Strattera (atomoxetine): Just saw your question. I agree with the first answer: stop the adhd meds and go and see your doctor. Just wanted to add that ur description looks like the side-effects of stattera. Er docs are aware of those as it may produce accute testicular pain not to be confused with the pain of testicular torsion. Hope u are already feeling better. ...Read more

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I had a CT scan and it showed that the urethral tube that goes from the right kidney to the bladder is severely narrowed! What might the Dr. say?

I had a CT scan and it showed that the urethral tube that goes from the right kidney to the bladder is severely narrowed!  What might the Dr. say?

Depends on: degree and length of narrowing, your symptoms, cause of the abnormality, function of the other kidney, your general health, and a host of other factors. Options are to do nothing now, place a stent, surgical correction, or kidney removal. Discuss with a urologic surgeon the best way to handle your problem. ...Read more

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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