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Narrow Urethra In Women
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
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.See 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Urethral trauma can occur resulting in tearing, lacerations, and dilation.
Men & women: Urethra is the urinary passage, i.e. Urine flows thru it when people urinate. It is a short 1 1/2 inch tube in women located just in front of vagina when standing or sitting. It is much longer in men & passes thru the penis. It is also the passage for semen during ejaculation.See 1 more doctor answer
My urethra is white, is this normal? I am female. I have had pain coming from the urethra for 3 months and I'm sure it was pink before
White urethra: Would be useful to know age, if sexually active, has partner had infections? Meds u are taking? Hx of diabetes? Suspect you mean the meatus (opening of your urethra). White suggests a monilia infection. I would google white urethra and look at the images and see if it looks like this. Or do video consult and show us. U sould go for a pelvic exams so you can find out what is going on.
See below: You may watch this video for instruction, but I would not recommend relying just on this for training. You should get instruction from a qualified nurse. Http://www. Studentnursejourney. Com/catheterizing-the-female-urinary-bladder-live-patient/
Pink: The urethral meatus, which is the opening of the urethra is typically the same color as the vaginal mucosa, pink.See 2 more doctor answers
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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.
Imperfect: Very few things about people are perfect. The appearance of the female urethral opening (meatus) can vary pretty widely.
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.
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...
Different options: That area has a lot of things in it both in the skin and below it. Sweat glands, hair follicles and skin cysts as well as lymph nodes, fatty tissue, vessels, tendons and other things. Is the lump growing, inflamed, painful, painless, draining, recurrent or constant, moveable or fixed...? Each of these (and many more) will provide your doc the answers as to what it is and what needs to be done.
See a doctor: This sort of symptom needs in-person professional evaluation. Are you sure the dishcarge is from the urethra, not vagina? In any case, it sounds like an infection, although atypical for most urinary tract infections. STDs are possible if at risk, but quite rare at your age. Don't mess around with this; see your doctor ASAP. Good luck!
Will I have to have surgery or what will I have to have done to me to fix a narrow urethra tube problem?
Stretching: They can dilate/stretch your urethra.Get a more detailed answer ›
Female, feel like I have a swollen urethra, feels swollen inside and hurts. Recurrent uti's. What should I do?
See your doctor: This complaint should be evaluated through examination and testing for infection. See your provider.
Is it harder for women to hold their urine than men since women have short urethra? Are womens bladder weaker than mens?
Length: Of urethra probably does not affect strength of sphincter, which is what actually controls bladder emptying.