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Swollen Female Urethra
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
White substance around female urethra opening? Not a lot of it but it's not coming out of the vagina. Could it be yeast?
Pink: The urethral meatus, which is the opening of the urethra is typically the same color as the vaginal mucosa, pink. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
Imperfect: Very few things about people are perfect. The appearance of the female urethral opening (meatus) can vary pretty widely. ...Read more
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Urethra looks swollen and I'm having a lot of very smelly discharge. This has never happened before, but discharge is normal- it's never been smelly t?
Infection: You have an infection that needs to be diagnosed so the correct treatment can be prescribed. ...Read more
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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