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Premature: Ejaculation is sometimes called ill-timed ejaculation. It is a subjective evaluation. You may orgasm too quickly and not satisfy your partner. If you have concerns you can see your doc or a licensed sex therapist. It is not an illness. Please ask your urologist or your doc about the stricture question. Peace and good health. ...Read more
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
It might: See below for symptoms of urethral stricture: http://www.healthline.com/health/urethral-stricture#overview1 It doesn't look like from your history you have a known urethral stricture and there are other causes for nocturia (e.g. diabetes, bladder problems) so I'd recommend assessment by a doctor licensed in your area to sort through the possibilities and order tests if needed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What: You had meatoplasy and urethral dilatation. What is your question? I am sorry if I misunderstood your question. ...Read more
Several causes.: A urethral stricture is a narrowing of the urethra, causing urinary difficulties or obstruction. There are many causes. Injury to the urinary tract from instrumentation, pelvic fracture, or straddle injury are causes. Sexually transmitted infections, skin diseases such as lichen sclerosis, congenital abnormalities such as hypospadias, and radiation therapy for cancer are potential causes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Unfortunately no.: Flomax or tamsulosin relaxes the smooth muscle of the prostate to improve urine flow in men with enlarged prostates. There is likely some small effect on the ureters and urethra as well. However, a stricture is usually a fixed obstruction with elements of scar tissue that would not respond to a medication like flomax. ...Read more
Urethrogram 2 ways: Urethra filled by retrograde instillation of x-ray contrast, in males, through a foley catheter inflated just inside urethral opening or with a special retrograde urethrogram device attached to a syringe filling urethra and bladder until bladder full & patient voids. Or in both sexes bladder filled via a catheter which is then removed & urethra then filled from below by syringe.Best urethral pics. ...Read more
Prostate: It enters through the prostate. Remember the prostate is like a donut. The donut hole is part of the urethra, called the prostatic urethra. ...Read more
Both: Alpha blockers relax the smooth muscle component of the prostate (as opposed to the glandular part). They also relax the INTERNAL urinary sphincter at the neck of the bladder.This is why retrograde ejaculation(the ejaculate goes into the bladder instead of coming out) can occur. They do not relax the EXTERNAL sphincter(below the prostate) which controls urine voluntarily. ...Read more
Can vesicare (solifenacin) or other overactive bladder medications cause urethral irritation? I've been have urethral urgency.
Probably not..., but: If done at right time, cystoscopy may evidence mucosal inflmmation to suggest urethritis or prostatitis. But, most of times, both can be diagnosed with good history, physical finding, urinalysis, and others as needed. And cystoscopy is only needed for protracted cases to rule out stricture. To detail both, go to see urologist timely. Best wishes... ...Read more
Wear Foley 2 months. taking flomax (tamsulosin) & proscar. Urologist tried flooding bladder with 250cc's.Couldn't urinate enough. penis is eroding.How to retrain?
Need more info: Your age? Is prostate enlarged and obstrutcing? High chance of infection with Foley for 2 mos.How much flomax:You can take it 0.4mg twice daily. Proscar (finasteride) does not work until you have been on it for about 4 months. Have you had cystometrogram?Are you diabetic?How much residual urine by ultrasound?Difficult to give you helpful answer without more information.Sorry I could not give better answer. ...Read more
Incontinence proced.: A "mid-urethral sling" is a thin band of material surgical placed around the middle of the urethra, to stabilize the urethra and control leakage of urine. There are several types. The tvt, tension free vaginal tape, is now considered the gold standard for repair of genuine urinary stress incontinence. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Med supply store: Some pharmacies that have dme (durable medical equipment) may have them. The internet of course has several you can get and do cost comparisons. To be sure that is what you need, your ob/gyn can examine you, determine that is what you need, and write you a rx, as some insurances may even pay for them with a written rx, good luck. ...Read more
I just had a botox veginismus injection, IV left the big dilator inside me for 16 hrs, but I'm worried if the virginal hole closes, is that possible?
I've vaginismus. My gyne diagnosed awhile ago.he just told me to buy some vaginal dilator.is that it?no cure for it then? :(
Many possibilities.: Pelvic floor physical therapy combined with topical anesthetic or a tricyclic antidepressant is a great first line therapy. Their are other medications that can be used. Often trial and error. Local injection of the area can be helpful. Their are other solutions besides dilators. Can be a complex issue. Hope this helps. ...Read more
Have vaginismus. Was using dilators. But since my C-section 3 mnths ago, even small size dilator is painful. Haven't resumed sex. Why is it painful?
I was dianosed a month ago from my gyne that i have Vulvar Vestibulitis.he just told me to use Dilator.is that it? no effective treatment to cure it?
Vestibulitis: This is a chronic condition that causes painful intercourse and or constant vulvar pain. You need more than dilators. We use medications, pelvic floor physical therapy, nerve blocks. I will refer you to the National Vulvodynia Association web site for more information. nva.org ...Read more
What is a good position to do rectal work on yourself? In supposed to use a small dilator/finger to stretch anal sphincter muscles but can't reach.
In person: This is something you need to contact those overseeing your care for. I am sorry. ...Read more
What is the first choice in managing congestive heart failure (chf): a venodilator, an arteriolar dilator, or a balanced vasodilator?
Arteriolar dilator: Best data on acei as first line therapy, which is a predominant arteriolar vasodilator, though has some venous effects as well. Second line agents such as Isordil (isosorbide dinitrate) added to hydral also of proven benefit in aa population, with balanced vasodilator effect. ...Read more
I had a posterior repair 2 months ago. My doc told me to use dilator so that the tissue won't ripp during intercourse. Will that make the muscle weak?
Should be ok: Using a dilator should not weaken muscle. The muscle could be weakened if the scar tissue causes atrophy. Make sure to use your exercises. Hope this helps. ...Read more
What does it mean if doctor says I have problems getting air out of my lungs? Fev1 96% predict fev1/fvc 81% w/decreased frc? Improve w/dilator. Are my lungs scarred? Clean xray, doc just said f/u 6mon
Narrowed airways: When your breathing improves after bronchodilators, that means that your airways are narrowed (bronchoconstriction), which causes difficulty with breathing out more than breathing in. This is the underlying problem in asthma. If you are short of breath, asthma medicines may help - ask your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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. ...Read more