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Swollen urethra and vagina after sex. Burning sensation while I use the restroom, no odor nor discharge. Std? Uti? Reaction to condom?

Swollen urethra and vagina after sex. Burning sensation while I use the restroom, no odor nor discharge. Std? Uti? Reaction to condom?

See answer: Such symptoms could be caused by any of the above: UTI (usually burning with urination, urgency, frequency); std (gc, chlamydia most common), vaginitis (though usually associated with a discharge), or allergy to a contraceptive, spermicide, or lubricant. If symptoms occur right after sex within hours, allergy or trauma related to vigorous/prolonged sex most likely. If symptoms persist, see your md. ...Read more

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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What could keep causing a red swollen sore urethra?

What could keep causing a red swollen sore urethra?

Urethritis, allergi.: First a urethritis need to be ruled out by a urine culture and urine test for chlamydia and gonorrhea. Also gyn issues like vaginitis need to be ruled out as this an cause urethral redness and irritation. Also if any new detergents or soaps can sometimes cause an allergic reaction giving similar issues. ...Read more

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I just noticed my urethra, on one side is swollen there's a little red dot and it's swelled up first time I have got this what could it be?

I just noticed my urethra, on one side is swollen there's a little red dot and it's swelled up first time I have got this what could it be?

Tricky: Without an exam, I can only give general information,
dermatologic conditions are hard to discuss without seeing them. And... a localized skin infection like a boil is quite common and not very significant (may go away on its own).
Herpes in theory, but those are generally MULTIPLE shallow ulcers and first episde is usually severe.
Local irritation can occur w/out infection. ...Read more

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What does a urethral caruncle look like. My urethra is very red and is quite swollen.

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What does a urethral caruncle look like. My urethra is very red and is quite swollen.

Here are some. ..: What really causes urethral caruncle is still unclear, but we do know it results from mucosal laxing & protrusion of the posterior distal urethra in the elderly female resulting in a "mass" like a little cheery attaching to posterior aspect of urethral meatus. Its size widely varies and will slowly increase over time. Clinically, it's painless most of the times, but it may irritates and bleeds. ...Read more

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I have a swollen urethra vaginal area and in my bikini line area next to vaginal is itchy. Lots of red. What can this be? I leave on week vacation tom

I have a swollen urethra vaginal area and in my bikini line area next to vaginal is itchy. Lots of red. What can this be? I leave on week vacation tom

Recommend recheck ok: Plan a recheck with your doctor when you return, try not to scratch the area, use mild soap and water to keep the clean, keep dry, I am available for second opinion if needed ...Read more

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My urethra is swollen and it hurts to the touch but not when I pee. There is no burning, just swollen and red and hurts really bad to touch. Female.?

My urethra is swollen and it hurts to the touch but not when I pee. There is no burning, just swollen and red and hurts really bad to touch. Female.?

See gyn-doc soon...: You may have infection of Skene's glands right next to 4 & 8 o'clock location of urethral opening. So, go to see gynecologist ASAP. To get healthcare things done correctly, follow instructions in http://formefirst. Com/eNewsletter06.html; thereby, you surely gain much ideas and insight on how to work with doc so to reach right Dx for right Rx, care, & counseling. ...Read more

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My left side labia hurts so bad feels swollen red cant have clothes touch me. Cant walk, the pain is horrible im in tears. Its near my urethra opening?

My left side labia hurts so bad feels swollen red cant have clothes touch me. Cant walk, the pain is horrible im in tears. Its near my urethra opening?

Get seen now!: This severe a pain, needs to be evaluated. You may have a serious infection, or an abscess (boil) that requires treatment. Do not suffer any more, get treatment If you have an untreated infection it may spread and you'll feel worse! You don't want to get worse, I'm sure. See a doc, and then you can start on the path to feeling better. ...Read more

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Burning when I pee, red spot on urethra and looks swollen, reoccurring, tested negative for UTI multiple times, sexually active. What could this be?

Burning when I pee, red spot on urethra and looks swollen, reoccurring, tested negative for UTI multiple times, sexually active. What could this be?

Herpes: Herpes can be reoccurring. Won't show up on uti. Usually reoccurs in same area. Have doctor examine when red spot present. Blood test can confirm about 8 weeks after initial presentation. ...Read more

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My urethra hole is slightly swollen and red. I also have several white pimple looking bumps. I'm a circumcised male and STD testing came back negative?

My urethra hole is slightly swollen and red. I also have several white pimple looking bumps. I'm a circumcised male and STD testing came back negative?

Here are some. ..: Clinically, if you have no urethral discharge & no discomfort at urinating, and a normal UA, I would advise just to keep the area clean and dry, live on low-risk healthy lifestyle without overindulgence / obsession, and divert limited mental / physical effort to build more energy and ability to think, learn, & function for better productivity & independence in the future. If in doubt, see Doc... ...Read more

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My urethral opening is swollen with a red dot in center. No itching, burning. No sex in 2 yrs. I'm 62 yr. Old female. Cause for concern?

My urethral opening is swollen with a red dot in center. No itching, burning. No sex in 2 yrs. I'm 62 yr. Old female. Cause for concern?

Urethritis.: Do you have painful urination? Infection of urethra is the most common cause of urethritis (swelling of urethra). Cancer of urethra is rare. Blood in the urine, frequent urination, urethral discharge, enlarged glands in the groin are present. Risk factors for cancer are history of bladder cancer, being 60 yrs and older, white female, chronically red, swollen urethra. Consult your gynecologist very soon. ...Read more

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I am a 40 female and I have a red swollen lump on the inside of my uretha. I'm able to move it out to look at it. It is painful and at times itches.?

I am a 40 female and I have a red swollen lump on the inside of my uretha. I'm able to move it out to look at it. It is painful and at times itches.?

See your Dr.: This should be examined. It's actually likely to be a part other than the urethra which is a tube inside but regardless of the exact location, pain, itch, etc in an area exposed to bacteria is important to heal ASAP. Infections are good to avoid or treat. Don't suffer. Don't wait. Get an appointment ASAP. Best! ...Read more

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One side of my urethra itchy and a bit swollen, what could be wrong?

Male or Female: You can not see your urethra as only visible is the urethral opening through which the urine comes out. If you mean your urethral opening is swollen, it may be due to an infection and as it is also itchy it can be due to allergic reaction to a bite or something else. Whatever it is if it is of concern you should have it checked by your doctor. ...Read more

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My urethra is swollen on the left side. Swelling is bad enough to close the opening, it has 2 small tears but doesn't hurt. What should I do?

See remark: When and how did you have the injury? To the urethra??
Of course the urethra is narrow and hence affects the stream.
Sit in a warm tub for 5 minutes, after drying apply a dab of Neosporin ointment to area twice a day. (any drug store carries the ointment. In the event it won't get well, please see a doctor. ...Read more

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What causes the swollen of the urethra?

What causes the swollen of the urethra?

Infection, trauma or: Inflammation. Infection ; inflammation can be from a urinary infection affecting the urethra or an std. Trauma can be from instrumentation, self or medical or from a straddle injury or pelvic fracture or vigorous sex. ...Read more

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Hi im 16 and the urethra on my penis seems to be swollen and there is no pain can you help?

Urethra: This prominence of the meatus (urethral opening) May be normal especially if there is no discomfort on urination or discharge. See your Physician or a urologist if you are still concerned. ...Read more

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Female, feel like I have a swollen urethra, feels swollen inside and hurts. Recurrent uti's. What should I do?

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. ...Read more

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I recentley noticed redness around the urethra opening of my penis. Any ideas what this could be?

I recentley noticed redness around the urethra opening of my penis. Any ideas what this could be?

Infection?: You may have an infection. Your doc can tell you. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Urethra swollen and itchy. Monistat cream not working! Help? OTC remedies?????

Urethra swollen and itchy. Monistat cream not working! Help? OTC remedies?????

Maybe not yeast: This may or may not be a yeast infection. If yeasts, some are resistant to Monistat and other "azole" drugs. Hard to recommend an OTC remedy when the cause isn't known. Best to see a doctor, but you could try vaginal boric acid capsules, which are available OTC and can help some yeast infections. For sure see a doctor if boric acid doesn't help. Good luck! ...Read more

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Hello, I am a female and I recently noticed I have a swollen vein in/on left side of urethra with very little irritation?

Hello, I am a female and I recently noticed I have a swollen vein in/on left side of urethra with very little irritation?

Here are some. .: If what you described has been there for months or years and not bothering you, it could be just a normal variation of local anatomy for some and needs no active care. If still in doubt, seek pro-evaluation timely. ...Read more

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If your urethra is swollen, how can my doctor test for whatever I have?

If your urethra is swollen, how can my doctor test for whatever I have?

Urine test & culture: You must be able to urinate otherwise it would be urinary retention which is an emergency. Testing the urine will demonstrate a UTI if present, urine culture would identify the organism responsible. Dr. Can confirm swelling by examination. ...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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Can a sitz bath cure a urethral caruncle or redness at opening of the urethra?

Caruncle: No, but it may ease any associated discomfort temporarily. ...Read more

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I have clusters of scabbed bumps on my labia. My urethra is also very swollen. Help?

I have clusters of scabbed bumps on my labia. My urethra is also very swollen. Help?

See below: Limited description is suggestive of possible genital herpes or other type of infection. Direct physical examination while the lesions are present supplemented by cultures and/or blood tests and STD screening are recommended to aid in diagnosis and help guide any potential treatment advice going forward. ...Read more

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I have a lump/swelling inside my vagina directly below my urethra? It blocks entire vaginal opening its so swollen, and its painful.

Ouch: That sounds painful. The most common lesion like this in the vagina is going to be a Bartholin's gland cyst, if it's really big, then it could definitely extend up as high as you describe. I would see a doctor or clinic asap and they can possibly drain this for you and relieve the pain that you are feeling. Regardless, an exam is warranted. Hope you feel better soon! ...Read more