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Dr. Gregory Lewis
Board Certified, Urology
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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

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Dr. Jack Hinkle
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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


Dr. Joe Littlejohn
Board Certified, Urology
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What color should the opening to the female urethra be?

What color should the opening to the female urethra be?

Pink: The urethral meatus, which is the opening of the urethra is typically the same color as the vaginal mucosa, pink. ...Read more

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Dr. Jack Hinkle
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Dr. George Klauber
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Any suggestions on which is longer the male or female urethra ?

Any suggestions on which is longer the male or female urethra ?

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. ...Read more

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Dr. Brian Golden
Board Certified, Urology
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I wanted to know how the female urethra opening should look is the opening a perfect circle?

I wanted to know how the female urethra opening should look is the opening a perfect circle?

Imperfect: Very few things about people are perfect. The appearance of the female urethral opening (meatus) can vary pretty widely. ...Read more

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Dr. Jack Hinkle
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Dr. Michael Louie
Board Certified, Urology
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Help please! i'm having white thing coming out of female urethra! never happened before?

Help please! i'm having white thing coming out of female urethra! never happened before?

White thing in...: female urethra. Sounds like a fibroepithelial polyp from your age of 31y. You need an evaluation by a urologist with cystoscopy likely. ...Read more

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Dr. Harold Tsai
Board Certified, Urology
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Dr. Craig Keathley
Board Certified, Obstetrics and Gynecology
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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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Dr. James Lin
Board Certified, Urology
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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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Dr. Jerome Litt
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