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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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Apparently my urethra bled profusely when a cystoscope was inserted, what would be the reason for this and is that normal?

Apparently my urethra bled profusely when a cystoscope was inserted, what would be the reason for this and is that normal?

May be...: It could result from urethral dilation for easier cystoscopy or occasionally and simply just an inevitable injury to a submucosal vessel of urethra. Nonetheless, such event does occur usually self-limiting with no clinical significant. For detail, ask doc timely as needed. Best luck... ...Read more

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I have something stuck inside my penis and i can't get it out. It is a 10 inch silicone tube. It was inserted into the urethra.

I have something stuck inside my penis and i can't get it out. It is a 10 inch silicone tube. It was inserted into the urethra.

Go : Go to the er. I'm sure a urologist will be able to get it out safely. Struggling with it yourself may cause more damage / or tear the urethra. Be safe. ...Read more

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When does a doctor need to insert a tube into the bladder through the urethra?

When does a doctor need to insert a tube into the bladder through the urethra?

Here are some...: Catheter insertion to the bladder is done to confirm and relieve symptoms of urinary retention, which may occur silently or under temporary bladder dysfunction by positioning, injury including surgery, pain med, anesthesia, etc. Rule: Check postvoid residual urine (PVR) for all patients under IV but not voiding in 3-5 hours so to avoid bladder damage by unwanted or ignored bladder overdistention. ...Read more

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What if tylenol (acetaminophen) suppository 100mg wrongly inserted to the urethra or vagina of 6.5 months baby girl?

What if tylenol (acetaminophen) suppository 100mg wrongly inserted to the urethra or vagina of 6.5 months baby girl?

Poor baby & poor you: Obviously should not have happened, however baby will most likely be fine & recover completely. I would avoid that health care provider in future no matter how contraite s/he is. ...Read more

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If man put his penis on girl clitoris or urethra and press hard, is it possible that her hymen reptured, even he didn't insert into vagina?

If man put his penis on girl clitoris or urethra and press hard, is it possible that her hymen reptured, even he didn't insert into vagina?

Hymen: No, the woman's hymen is not affected by external pressure on the clitoris or urethra, although pregnancy is still possible, even without rupture of hymen (vaginal opening), or penetration ("intercourse"). ...Read more