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Urethra (Overview)

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 wall of the vagina.


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How heavy is the urethra?

How heavy is the urethra?

No one knows, but...: Do you refer to the urethra of males or females, children or adult, just its lining or its full thickness? I doubt if any one have ever weighed since such information would not be valuable for its functionality. So, what does something bother you so to raise this question? If any, let HealthTap know so the interested doctor may answer for you.

Urethra (Overview)

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 wall of the vagina.


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Agonizing urethra! Help? What should I do?

Agonizing urethra! Help? What should I do?

Urethral pain: This will likely require diagnostic evaluation to determine cause. Have you seen your physician, gynecologist or urologist?

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What is the definition or description of: urethra?

What is the definition or description of: urethra?

Passage for urine.: 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 wall of the vagina.

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Is it possible to rip your urethra hole on female?

Is it possible to rip your urethra hole on female?

Yes: Urethral trauma can occur resulting in tearing, lacerations, and dilation.

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Why is sometimes stingigng sensation in my urethra?

Why is sometimes stingigng sensation in my urethra?

Here are some. ..: Collect & bring the info on the onset, degree, duration, interval, evolution, & progress of all Sx over time to gyn-doc for analysis + physicals + possible tests as needed so to figure out possible causes for proposing reasonable Rx. Clinically one needs to rule out UTI - bacterial or STD-related, self-inflicting - chemical agents used for or physical acts applied for sex. So, work with Doc. ...

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What should I do if my urethra opening is misplaced?

What should I do if my urethra opening is misplaced?

Urologist: Get an evaluation by a urologist. Chances are a previous doctor like a pediatrician has already seen the problem and decided it was okay.

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I blew into my boyfriends urethra will anything Happen?

I blew into my boyfriends urethra will anything Happen?

No, with low pressur: Blowing into the urethra at low pressure will cause no trouble. At high pressure one could cause air to enter the blood stream and create an air embolism which could cause shock and even death. We use KY Jelly in the urethra but again at very low pressure. There are reported cases of KY jelly embolism to the lungs. So my best advice is no blowing into the urethra. Blow Job is a misnomer.

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Can you give me more info on a urethra stricture problem?

Can you give me more info on a urethra stricture problem?

Occur mostly in men: Most commonly occur as result of trauma or infection. Trauma:- from instrumentation medical or self induced, straddle injuries cause bulbar strictures, pelvic fractures can cause rupture or strictures in upper urethra. Infections, especially gonorrhea are notorious for causing them. Treatment can can vary from simple urethral dilatation, cystoscopic urethrotomy to 1 or 2 stage surgical procedures.

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Is a urethra located in women only? Or do men have it as well?

Is a urethra located in women only? Or do men have it as well?

Men & women: Urethra is the urinary passage, i.e. Urine flows thru it when people urinate. It is a short 1 1/2 inch tube in women located just in front of vagina when standing or sitting. It is much longer in men & passes thru the penis. It is also the passage for semen during ejaculation.

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I get this odd sensation in the tip of my urethra. What could it be?

I get this odd sensation in the tip of my urethra. What could it be?

Urethritis, STD, UTI: You have not described the odd sensation. Could be any of the above if the sensation is one of "burning". Could also be an urethral diverticulum or a skene's duct cyst. Worth getting a urinalysis and consider seeing your gyn dr.

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I think I might have a double urethra. I'm really scared. Are they bad?

Depend: It really depend on what kind of double urethra you have, in female the repair is easy with no consequences, in a male it could be more complicated.

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I think I might have a urethra stricture problem, what are common signs?

I think I might have a urethra stricture problem, what are common signs?

Here are some...: Urethral stricture is the narrowing of the urethra distal to the prostate urethra, resulting from urethritis, urethral injury in early age. But at 50, it is not uncommon to coexist with the problem of poor relaxation and opening of the prostate urethra by prostate enlargement and aging. Both can cause slowing urine flow, but urethral spotting tends to more commonly happen to urethral stricture.. .

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Is a tear near the urethra something to worry about? What can you do to solve this problem?

Is a tear near the urethra something to worry about? What can you do to solve this problem?

Natural Healing: The good news is that area has fantastic blood supply and so healing will occur rapidly. Inflammation (red, hot, tender swelling) is the body increasing the blood flow to the injury to bring healing factors to the area and also the veins expand to carry bad stuff away. Dressings and ointments are of no value there. Avoid further trauma to the area and let nature take it's course.

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If you tear the urethra slightly, will it heal? What are the possible complications if not treated?

If you tear the urethra slightly, will it heal? What are the possible complications if not treated?

See physician: Urethral trauma affects 2 different parts of urethra. Trauma to anterior urethra result of straddle-like injuries with injury from sharp blow, where urethra located near skin (straddling bicycle seat or bar or a fence)poss. Urethral stricture, scarring blocking flow of urine from the penistrauma to posterior urethra almost always pelvic fxs auto accident. Severe injuries can lead to urinary block.

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I have a pinchy feeling in my urethra, it comes and goes, no other pain. Any suggestions what it might be?

I have a pinchy feeling in my urethra, it comes and goes, no other pain. Any suggestions what it might be?

Urethra: Consult with us to order a urinalysis: you might have an early urinary tract infection and may need an Rx or natural treatments to help with that feeling.

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I have a growth that is attached to the inside of my urethra and it sticks out the urethral opening about a mm.

I have a growth that is attached to the inside of my urethra and it sticks out the urethral opening about a mm.

Generic term: "growth " is a far too generic term for the internet/this forum. A doctor needs to know size, duration, consistency, color, borders, physical characteristics, point of origin and your history. A photo is ok, but physical examination is best. Please see your doctor for any lesion/abnormality for best info. Good luck.

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Hello. I have a 4 years old and recently I have noticed she has her urethra opening a little bit black or dark. Is it a problem?

Hello. I have a 4 years old and recently I have noticed she has her urethra opening a little bit black or dark. Is it a problem?

Be checked...: Did she had history of possible injury of any causes? Has she complain of any local discomfort at any time especially at peeing? If nothing, you may watch and see if this little dark area may change in its degree and size. If okay, it could be just watched as suggested. If not or still in doubt of any degree, seek evaluation by following those in http://sick-ask. Com/onDealSickness. Html. Best wish