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What common/normal condition cause swollen meatus?

What common/normal condition cause swollen meatus?

Which one?: A meatus is an opening. Which opening are you referring to: the ear, urethra or the nose? ...Read more

Meatus (Definition)

In human anatomy a meatus is referenced usually referenced as an opening to a canal. For example the auditory meatus is the opening in your ear that opens into your hearing canal that transmits sounds to your to your brain for interpretation. Likewise the urinary meatus opens into your urethra through ...Read more


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Is it normal to have a swollen meatus after masturbation? I'm uncircumcised

Meatus: The urethral meatus is lined with urothelium and the glands is lined with keratinized epithelium. The meatus is much ore sensative and can be irritated much more easily by creams or ointments. ...Read more

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Swollen meatus after masturbate. Usually gone in a few days but now almost a month. No pain/urgency, uncircumcised, virgin. Is it normal?

Swollen meatus after masturbate. Usually gone in a few days but now almost a month. No pain/urgency, uncircumcised, virgin. Is it normal?

Doctor can look: If one has no symptoms at all, but the appearance has changed a lot, he can have his primary care doctor look at it to see if it appears normal. ...Read more

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I have a red a swollen meatus and get a sharp shooting pain everytime I go to wee?

I have a red a swollen meatus and get a sharp shooting pain everytime I go to wee?

See your doctor: Balanitis often needs to be treated with an antibiotic. See your doctor to confirm the diagnosis and receive any treatment that is necessary. ...Read more

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Red and swollen meatus and frequente need to pee...I've been in this condition for a long long time. ..?

Red and swollen meatus and frequente need to pee...I've been in this condition for a long long time. ..?

Irritation: Sounds like time to have it checked. It does not have to be a venereal infection, but why guess? It could be a simple yeast infection & all of it depends on your sexual activity or lack of sexual activity. Protected by condom or not. ...Read more

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I have a swollen meatus on penis. What has caused this and does it go away? It is also red but has very little pain.

See your PCP: I can understand your concern for the swollen meatus. Urethritis is inflammation of the urethra. It can be gonoccocal or non gonoccocal. The proper diagnosis is the key to successful treatment. See your PCP for evaluation, tests and treatment if needed. ...Read more

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I have a swollen meatus. No pain. It's just like my meatus have lips. Is this normal? I got UTI and already cured. Is that related to my uti?

I have a swollen meatus. No pain. It's just like my meatus have lips. Is this normal? I got UTI and already cured. Is that related to my uti?

Normal?: If it's always been this way, it could be a normal variant of meatal anatomy. See your doctor for a proper exam and diagnosis. ...Read more

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My meatus was swollen after accidently touched hard surface (wood table). After that, I got UTI & cured, but the swollen meatus persist already >1 month?

My meatus was swollen after accidently touched hard surface (wood table). After that, I got UTI & cured, but the swollen meatus persist already >1 month?

Still Irritated?: It appears that some of the story is missing, as it does not make complete sense.

However, if the meatus is still swollen, it may still be irritated or infected. You should be re-evaluated. ...Read more

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From the urine test, I have uti. No pain/symptomps except swollen meatus (form a pair of lips). Is it one of uti's symptom? If yes, how come?

From the urine test, I have uti. No pain/symptomps except swollen meatus (form a pair of lips). Is it one of uti's symptom? If yes, how come?

Can be: The swollen meatus may result from UTI due to exposure to toxin & cytokines, from UTI and the reaction may be worsened by a pair of lips. The two are likely exasperating the effects of each other. By the way, there is no risk to the owner of the pair of lips. ...Read more

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How to treat swollen meatus? Mine is already 4 month. Is it normal? I have no std

How to treat swollen meatus? Mine is already 4 month. Is it normal? I have no std

See doctor: Swollen meatus is most commonly from friction or trauma, local growths may mistaken for swelling. Please see your doctor for thorough evaluation. ...Read more

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What can cause meatitis (penis) with no other symptoms? Just red inflamed/swollen meatus for 2-3 weeks. What kind of doctor should I see?

What can cause meatitis (penis) with no other symptoms? Just red inflamed/swollen meatus for 2-3 weeks. What kind of doctor should I see?

A urologist is: The type of doc to see. You can start w/your family doc who may refer you if he/she thinks that is necessary. You may have an infection. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Does a swollen, red meatus in a female mean cancer?

Does a swollen, red meatus in a female mean cancer?

Potentially: It is hard to say without having it examined, but it could be trauma or infection.

Tumor is less likely, but possible. ...Read more

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Pian in meatus & swollen. All doc's std, STI tests neg. Today had problem passing semen-- came out clumby dark yellow. What could this be.

Pian in meatus & swollen. All doc's std, STI tests neg. Today had problem passing semen-- came out clumby dark yellow. What could this be.

Penis pain: Prostate: Hi

this sounds like prostatitis. Prostate infection or inflammation does not necessarily have to be a sexually transmitted disease. If you have any increase in pain, or fever, please return to your medical advisor for assistance. You do not need to suffer with this. ...Read more

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My meatus is swollen and my piss goes in all directions. Wassup?

My meatus is swollen and my piss goes in all directions. Wassup?

A type of blockage: Meatus is area where inside of body meets outside world; it's at the end of the urethra which is the channel leading from the urinary bladder outward. In male, this urethra is the 'pee-nama' canal. In female, it's the 'pee-size canal-:). In ur case, end or tip of watering can is swollen (inflammed or infected) blocking part of urine exit & pissing becomes spray, not hose. That's wassup. Down dere! ...Read more

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Could UTI cause meatus become swollen? Mine is swollen since I got UTI last month. ..Until now...

Could UTI cause meatus become swollen? Mine is swollen since I got UTI last month. ..Until now...

Yes it could: Meatus can take a couple of weeks to settle down. Can remain swollen if you are masturbating. Could also mean that the UTI has not cleared up completely, so a repeat urinalysis might be worth whilile. Good luck. ...Read more

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Hello, ever since I can remember my meatus looks swollen, but it doesn't hurt at all, it just looks like red puffy lips, is this normal?

Normal: I don't think that you have a problem since a problem is starting to notice differences or changes in normal function. I would say that since you have no pain or significant changes you shouldn't worry much ...Read more

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My meatus is swollen from masturbation and occasionally stings, should I be concerned? I am uncircumcised it only stings when it is touched.

My meatus is swollen from masturbation and occasionally stings, should I be concerned? I am uncircumcised it only stings when it is touched.

Here are some…: If the connection between redundant foreskin with recurrent irritation after masturbation is clearly established, circumcision would be the choice of long-term care. To define the balance between medical necessity and professional possibility, seek professional evaluation and counseling timely. ...Read more

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My meatus (penis) swollen already 3 months since I cured from uti. Is it meatal stenosis?

My meatus (penis) swollen already 3 months since I cured from uti. Is it meatal stenosis?

Need a look at it...: To verify what is happening to your urethral meatus, a more detailed hx and direct inspection are needed so to decide what it really is for proposing reasonable rx, which may be effective for most, but recurrence is likely for few depending on personal body nature for scar formation and surgeon's skill. So, see urologist for detail. ...Read more

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My meatus is swollen after UTI treatment. Already 2 month. Candida?

My meatus is swollen after UTI treatment. Already 2 month. Candida?

Seek out an exam: Candida might be an issue if the penis is uncircumcised and the foreskin is repeatedly infected. I am concerned why a 28 year old male has experienced a uti. That is not common and needs to be thoroughly evaluated by a urologist. ...Read more

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What is the symptomps : candida in penis? My meatus tip is swollen. No pain, not itchy. Is that it?

What is the symptomps : candida in penis? My meatus tip is swollen. No pain, not itchy. Is that it?

Balanitis: Uncircumcised men are more prone to infection or inflammation of the head of the penis and candida is a frequent cause. Candida can be transmitted from a woman who has a yeast vaginitis. Since bacterial infections of the head of the penis are less common, I recommend applying an anti yeast cream to see if your inflammation clears up. Anti bacterial cream and topical steroid creams could be tried. ...Read more

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If I have non gonoccocal urethritis. But I am experiencing no pain or discomfort at all and The meatus is only swollen. Does that mean no infection?

If I have non gonoccocal urethritis. But I am experiencing no pain or discomfort at all and The meatus is only swollen. Does that mean no infection?

Non-GC Urethritis: Well, the question is what was ur symptoms when u presented to the doctor who diagnosed you? Non-GC Urethritis means an infection of Urethra with an organism rather than GC like Chlamydia, Uroplasma, Mycoplasma, some virus and also Trichomona, did you receive treatment with Azithromycin and Doxycycline? If you did absence of symptoms might need response to treatment, otherwise non-GC Urethritis ...Read more

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What is the treatment for irritated meatus after masturbation? I'm not using lotion/oil etc. No pain/symptom at all, just swollen. Could warm water help?

What is the treatment for irritated meatus after masturbation? I'm not using lotion/oil etc. No pain/symptom at all, just swollen. Could warm water help?

Get checked.: Meatal irritation usually improves with time and symptomatic treatments like warm water hygiene, ointment, and protection from abrasion from underwear. Inflammation can be a sign of severe irritation or even infection. It would be wise to have your physician make sure it is nothing more than mucosal irritation. ...Read more

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5 Weeks ago I licked the shaft of a mans penis. Now the meatus on the tip of my penis seems swollen. It doesn't hurt when I pee. Possible std?

5 Weeks ago I licked the shaft of a mans penis. Now the meatus on the tip of my penis seems swollen. It doesn't hurt when I pee. Possible std?

Unlikely: If all you did was to lick the shaft of a penis then STD is unlikely. Go and get examined and treated by a doctor. Good luck. ...Read more

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Uncircumcised. I noticed that there is urine resting in my meatus. Meatus a little bit swollen. No std, no uti, never had sex before, no pain/urgency.?

Unsure of the?: Are you asking if it is normal to have urinary stasis in your meatus? If so, the answer is yes it can occur, but it rarely causes any problems. If you are uncircumcised, ensure that you are retracting your prepuce with each urination so that the urine you expel goes directly into the toilet and not into the space between the head of the penis and the foreskin. This will decrease risks. ...Read more

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What can cause the meatus on my penis to become inflamed/swell up?

What can cause the meatus on my penis to become inflamed/swell up?

Two: The two most common reasons for this are related to urinary infection issues or to local trauma, typically from sexual activity. Check with your doctor if the symptoms persist. ...Read more

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Is it normal for meatus to be red?

Is it normal for meatus to be red?

Anatomy?: Are you referring to the external opening?
As part of the urinary mucosa, the red color is normal. If you are having symptoms of pain or burning see your physician to rule out infection. ...Read more