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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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Vaginal redness & burning around urethra, vestibule, labia minora for 4 daus now. What could this be and what OTC solution should I use?

Vaginal redness & burning around urethra, vestibule, labia minora for 4 daus now. What could this be and what OTC solution should I use?

Vulvovaginitis: Sounds like you have a bad case vulvovaginitis, which is inflammation of the vagina and the surrounding areas. The best way to treat will be to get rid of the offending cause, which can only be done by seeing your doctor. The most likely cause might be a new detergent or change in underwear , otherwise i might consider east , in which case you can get an over-the-counter treatment with monistat. ...Read more

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Fungal infect or STD ? 2 negative herpes culture tests. Jockitch cream cleared up 1st time. Still redness around male urethra and occas spots on shaft

Fungal infect or STD ? 2 negative herpes culture tests. Jockitch cream cleared up 1st time. Still redness around male urethra and occas spots on shaft

Here are some...: Glad to hear your good response to Jack Itch cream. Since, such creams usually contain anti fungal agent with steroid and direct to suppress and rid skin fungal infection, which inflict warm and moist areas like external genitalia and groins - called tine cruris. For the rashes on penile opening and shaft, you may try the same cream and see if responding in 1 wk. If not, seek pro-evaluation. ...Read more

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Short, dark, thin straight line leading from top edge of urethra opening then back towards the body on head of penis. No irritation redness, or bumps?

Short, dark, thin straight line leading from top edge of urethra opening then back towards the body on head of penis.  No irritation redness, or bumps?

Here are some...: Without a direct look, it's hard to offer accurate Dx; but the described quiescence most likely support its harmlessness. So, just watch and see, and don't pick on it. More? Seek pro-evaluation and counseling preferably by urologist. Nonetheless, following instructions in http://formefirst.com/eNewsletter06.html will help get the healthcare done correctly as needed. Best wish... ...Read more

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Tingling sensation at urethra opening, itchiness and burning, redness and sore on penis shaft?

Tingling sensation at urethra opening, itchiness   and burning, redness and sore on penis shaft?

Evaluation needed: More information and history is needed for accurate diagnosis however symptoms may be sign of std. Prompt evaluation recommended along with appropriate precautions to avoid possible transmission. Depending on findings, evaluation of partner(s) may be necessary. ...Read more

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Skin above urethra burned when peeing. Little redness, hurts to touch. Could it be from wiping, dryness (accutane), or tampon string? No STDs or UTI.

Skin above urethra burned when peeing. Little redness, hurts to touch. Could it be from wiping, dryness (accutane), or tampon string? No STDs or UTI.

It is good idea to..: at least temporarily eliminate any imaginable and potentially irritating factors such as those you mentioned + gingerly apply 0.5% hydrocortisone skin cream for 3-5 day, and see. If not improving as usually expected in 3-5 days, seek timely evaluation & counseling so to deduce possible causes for what you have felt and for reasonable treatment/ care/ counseling. ...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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What to do about a red swelling around urethra? No pain or burning during urination. Sore to the touch, i'm a 33yo female

What to do about a red swelling around urethra? No pain or burning during urination. Sore to the touch, i'm a 33yo female

Prolapse?: You could have a urethral prolapse or caruncle. You tend to see this in young people who strain with bowel movements or those with lower estrogen. Young women also have stds to worry about, like a wart perhaps. Get checked by a doc. ...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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Used canesten cream to get rid of my male yeast infection. Now my penis tip has gone red. Mainly around urethra. burns to pee sometimes. Help please ?

Used canesten cream to get rid of my male yeast infection. Now my penis tip has gone red. Mainly around urethra.  burns to pee sometimes. Help please ?

Allergy to the cream: I think you have an allergy to this product-not sure if you have other known allergies? Generally clotrimazole is well tolerated and will wipe out a localized fungal infection, but there's other stuff in the cream you could be allergic to. Best to show the rash to a doc and monitor for any worsening. The cream also contains benzyl alcohol, cetostearyl alcohol, and octyldodecanol among other chems ...Read more

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Red at opening of urethra?

Depends: Your sex & age would be helpful. In older women, urethral caruncles or prolapse is extremely common. This can cause mild urinary frequency or burning that can be treated with low dose vaginal estrogen cream, . ...Read more

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What does it mean when the urethra is red and hurts?

What does it mean when the urethra is red and hurts?

Lots of stuff: See your doctor and give him/her a good history. ...Read more

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I was doing penis excersices and my penis suddenly went flaccid followed by a large amount a dark red blood from my urethra. it only bleed while I was?

I was doing penis excersices and my penis suddenly went flaccid followed by a large amount a dark red blood from my urethra. it only bleed while I was?

Penile injury?: I cannot imagine what "penis exercises" you might have been doing. What's the purpose? Or do you mean you were masturbating? Anyway, it sounds like you injured yourself. (I hope you didn't insert anything into the urethra!) If you fractured your penis (bent it painfully when erect), it could be dangerous. Better see a doctor ASAP for diagnosis and advice, preferably a urologist. ...Read more

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I have three red patches around my urethra and feel dry and sore. Is it thrush?

I have three red patches around my urethra and feel dry and sore. Is it thrush?

Here are some...: Having a professional take a look is the right thing to do. To get things done rightly, follow the instructions as described in formefirst.com/eNewsletter05.html; thereby you surely gain much insight to handle your health-related issues now and in the future. ...Read more