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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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