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My semen is stringy and I actually have to physically use a tissue to pull it out of my urethra and it's pretty long, is this okay?
Ok, but...: Your described features of semen suggest its viscosity could be at the high end of normal range, which should be insignificant with no need for concern as long as being comfortable and able to reproduce. More? Contact me at www. Healthtap. Com/dr-Lin with RQPWJC to log in for an appointment and I can help. ...Read more
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
Awaking from hysterectomy 9-26-12 I had severe uretha pain & begged for cath to be pulled. When pulled I began painful convulsions that shot 2 neck?
Small lump in my vagina below my urethra tissue and it goes slightly inside I can pull it out and hold it it's soft not hard with ridges underneath : (?
Needs exam: You may be describing a urethral diverticulum. A doctor would need to see it to confirm but this may be what you are seeing and feeling. ...Read more
I touched the condom to pull it out and had some HIV fluid on my fingers possibly then accidentally touched a tiny bit my urethra am I infected?
Unlikely: If there are no open sore or wounds in the area, it is very unlikely that there would be HIV transmission with what you've described. Be as careful as possible to avoid exposure. Wash your hands or use hand sanitizer if possible after removal of condoms. If you have any concerns regarding exposures, get tested. There are many ways to do so for free. You owe it to yourself and future partners. ...Read more
Urethra feels sore a little tight to the touch like it's being pulled towards my scrotum. I also feel that sometimes there is urine still stuck?
Willie's Worried?: Might be that there is irritation in there and maybe that's an infection. Or irritation from soap or rough handling. Do you have stains on your underwear? Hurt while urinating? Even that stuck feeling could be a sign of a problem. If it doesn't go away in the next few days or if it gets worse, have it checked by a doctor and until then insert it in a condom before anything else. Better yet, abstain ...Read more
Is the penis pulled to reattach the urethra to the bladder during prostectomy? I have painful penis in a.M. And all day soreness. Tylenol&percs no work
After Prostatectomy: During surgery to remove the prostate, the bladder neck and urethra above the sphincter are sewn together. Reduction in penile length post-op comes partly from contraction in this area. Nerve sparing or resection results in decreased blood flow to the penis. The former eventually resolves, the latter rarely so. If you are recently post-op (< 3 mos) then nsaids like aleve (naproxen) should help. Ask your md. ...Read more
Sore female urethra. Pulled back skin to find a small white bump right next to pee hole. Negative for STDs recently and no new partner. What is this?
Many things: Could be age related, without estrogen (gone after menopause) the tissues of the vagina lose elasticity and strength. There are also changes that can effect the capacity to hold urine. Also frequent catherizations could also cause changes to urethra size. If concerned I would see a doctor. There are surgeries called bladder suspensions which can restore continence. ...Read more
Find Cause first: First the cause of the problem has to be identified before a treatment can be recommended. ...Read more
Clitoris?: As seen in the pic, above the vaginal opening (introitus) is much small urethral opening or meatus. A short distance above that is the clitoris. In normal anatomy, there are no other openings. Development does not always follow the book, though, so anatomy can result that does not look just like the picture. At age 19, you should have a gynecologist do a good exam and answer your questions. ...Read more
I have uretha pain from sex. I am not on medicine- how long will this pain last- I am a female- how many days does it take to heal?
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
Passage for urine.: 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 wall of the vagina. ...Read more
Yes: Urethral trauma can occur resulting in tearing, lacerations, and dilation. ...Read more
Here are some. ..: Collect & bring the info on the onset, degree, duration, interval, evolution, & progress of all Sx over time to gyn-doc for analysis + physicals + possible tests as needed so to figure out possible causes for proposing reasonable Rx. Clinically one needs to rule out UTI - bacterial or STD-related, self-inflicting - chemical agents used for or physical acts applied for sex. So, work with Doc. ... ...Read more
Urologist: Get an evaluation by a urologist. Chances are a previous doctor like a pediatrician has already seen the problem and decided it was okay. ...Read more
No, with low pressur: Blowing into the urethra at low pressure will cause no trouble. At high pressure one could cause air to enter the blood stream and create an air embolism which could cause shock and even death. We use KY Jelly in the urethra but again at very low pressure. There are reported cases of KY jelly embolism to the lungs. So my best advice is no blowing into the urethra. Blow Job is a misnomer. ...Read more
Urethritis: Most episodes of urethritis are caused by infection by bacteria that enter the urethra from the skin around the urethra's opening. Urethritis can cause itching, pain, or discomfort as well as frequent urinating. Mechanical causes of pain include vigorous sex, activities like cycling, and urinary tract irritants. ...Read more
Occur mostly in men: Most commonly occur as result of trauma or infection. Trauma:- from instrumentation medical or self induced, straddle injuries cause bulbar strictures, pelvic fractures can cause rupture or strictures in upper urethra. Infections, especially gonorrhea are notorious for causing them. Treatment can can vary from simple urethral dilatation, cystoscopic urethrotomy to 1 or 2 stage surgical procedures. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
Possible: If dryness is a problem or a urinary infection is present, this may occur. If masturbation is the cause, the clitoris and vulva should have the same symptoms. Lubrication may be important in this instance and if urethral pain persists, there may be other issues present for which you should see your doctor. I'm not sure that nightly masturbation is considered "too much". ...Read more
Urethritis, STD, UTI: You have not described the odd sensation. Could be any of the above if the sensation is one of "burning". Could also be an urethral diverticulum or a skene's duct cyst. Worth getting a urinalysis and consider seeing your gyn dr. ...Read more
Urethral disease.: It's relatively uncommon, as urinary retention in men is usually caused by an enlarged prostate obstructing the flow of urine out of the bladder. But urine can be held up in the urethra in cases of urethral stricture & meatal stenosis, where the tunnel is narrowed by scar tissue, and if there is a urethral diverticulum, an outpouching of the urethra where urine can collect. ...Read more
See a doctor: May have infection.Get a more detailed answer ›
Depend: It really depend on what kind of double urethra you have, in female the repair is easy with no consequences, in a male it could be more complicated. ...Read more
Here are some...: Urethral stricture is the narrowing of the urethra distal to the prostate urethra, resulting from urethritis, urethral injury in early age. But at 50, it is not uncommon to coexist with the problem of poor relaxation and opening of the prostate urethra by prostate enlargement and aging. Both can cause slowing urine flow, but urethral spotting tends to more commonly happen to urethral stricture.. . ...Read more
See answer: There are a variety of "bumps and lumps" that can occur in the region of the vaginal and urethral region. Most of these are minor and require little or no treatment unless infected. Two such examples would be skene's duct cyst (near urethral opening) and bartholin's gland cyst (inner labia). A std is another cause of "bumps": herpes (often associated with pain) or hpv (genital warts) most common. ...Read more
Natural Healing: The good news is that area has fantastic blood supply and so healing will occur rapidly. Inflammation (red, hot, tender swelling) is the body increasing the blood flow to the injury to bring healing factors to the area and also the veins expand to carry bad stuff away. Dressings and ointments are of no value there. Avoid further trauma to the area and let nature take it's course. ...Read more