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Would urethral membranous stricture cause premature ejaculation ?

Would urethral membranous stricture cause premature ejaculation ?

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

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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How painful is membranous urethral stricture dilatation ?

How painful is membranous urethral stricture dilatation ?

Moderately painful: This most often done using local( Lidocaine) anesthesia in the office, The pain also depends on the severity of the stricture. If severe, an optical internal urethrotomy ( cutting the stricture using a cystoscope) may be done with general anesthesia ...Read more

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Would urethral membranous stricture cause nocturia ?

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 more

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Had meatoplasty or urethral dilation helped your bladder problems?

Had meatoplasty or urethral dilation helped your bladder problems?

What: You had meatoplasy and urethral dilatation. What is your question? I am sorry if I misunderstood your question. ...Read more

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What causes urethral stricture?

What causes urethral stricture?

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 more

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Can urethral strictures be treated with flomax (tamsulosin)?

Can urethral strictures be treated with flomax (tamsulosin)?

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

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Incontinence (dribbling) after circumcision--urethral stricture, what to do?

Incontinence (dribbling) after circumcision--urethral stricture, what to do?

Unusual: No reason why U should be incontinent of urine after a circumcision. Surgery does not affect urethra unless circumcision performed grossly incorrectly. Suggest you consult an experienced urologist & not surgeon who performed your operation. ...Read more

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Whats retrograde urethrogram with voiding cystourethrogram?

Whats retrograde urethrogram with voiding cystourethrogram?

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

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Does ductus deferens attach to urethra or prostate gland?

Does ductus deferens attach to urethra or prostate gland?

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

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Could rapaflow (silodosin) alpha-1 blockers affect urinary sphincter or just the prostate?

Could rapaflow (silodosin) alpha-1 blockers affect urinary sphincter or just the prostate?

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

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Can vesicare (solifenacin) or other overactive bladder medications cause urethral irritation? I've been have urethral urgency.

Can vesicare (solifenacin) or other overactive bladder medications cause urethral irritation? I've been have urethral urgency.

Unlikely: Urinary urgency is generally a bladder issue and not urethral in origin, especially in a 25 yr old female. See a urologist for evaluation. ...Read more

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Can a Foley catheter stretch the detrusor muscle?

Can a Foley catheter stretch the detrusor muscle?

Probably not: For short term use, the foley catheter should not cause detrusor muscle trouble. ...Read more

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Can a cystoscope detect urethritis or prostatitis?

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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

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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?

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

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Can urinary bladder prolapse into the vagina due to vigorous masturbating ?

Can urinary bladder prolapse into the vagina due to vigorous masturbating ?

Unlikely: Usually bladder prolapse occurs when the pelvic muscle is weakened. This is a common issue for women. Some causes can be lifting, chronic coughing, constipation with straining, obesity or just becoming older. ...Read more

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Can vasoconstriction cause a urethral stricture to reoccur?

Can vasoconstriction cause a urethral stricture to reoccur?

Not really: Unless you've had a urethroplasty where the stricture was cut out and sewn back together, there's always a good chance of recurrence because the scar by definition has a poor blood supply. Not the same thing as vasoconstriction. ...Read more

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What is a urethral sling?

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 more

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Is balloon dilation of the lower esophageal sphincter painful?

Is balloon dilation of the lower esophageal sphincter painful?

Could be: Dilation is a controlled tear. Some patients do experience chest pain after a dilation. Severe pain is worrisome for too large a tear or perforation of the esopaghus. ...Read more

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Where to buy a vaginal dilator?

Where to buy a vaginal dilator?

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

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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? :(

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

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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?

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?

Vaginismus: If you are breastfeeding, your levels of estrogen are really low which can cause thinning and dryness of the vagina. A little estrogen creme rubbed externally and some intravaginally when used consistently should relieve the problem. ...Read more

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Who needs blood vessel dilator?

Who needs blood vessel dilator?

Blood Pressure: In general blood dilators are prescribed as antihypertensive medications. Nitroglyceryn in its different forms is a vaso dilator, although mostly for the ehart arteries (coronaries). ...Read more

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Is caffeine a blood vessel dilator bad?

Is caffeine a blood vessel dilator bad?

Dilator?: Caffeine, if anything should constrict blood vessels and raise your bp. In moderate amounts (like anything) this should not be a problem unless you have some conditions that may improve without the stimulant and vessel constricting effects of caffeine. ...Read more

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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?

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

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What is the first choice in managing congestive heart failure (chf): a venodilator, an arteriolar dilator, or a balanced vasodilator?

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

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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?

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

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Is Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) (amphetamine) a bronchial dilator?

Is Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) (amphetamine) a bronchial dilator?

As a side effect: Yes, amphetamines are bronchodilators, but aren't used for this purpose as there are safer and longer-lasting alternatives. If used for adhd, Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) may act as a bronchodilator as a side effect. ...Read more

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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

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 more

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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. ...Read more

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What causes peri urethral cysts?

Repeated infections: There are glands along the urethra that lubricated the urethra. With repeated infections cyst can form. Then urine pools in these cyst and form larger pockets call diverticulum. ...Read more

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What can cause urethral pain/discomfort?

What can cause urethral pain/discomfort?

UTI: The most common cause of this burning would be a urinary tract infection. You should see your doctor for a urine culture and you may need to be started on antibiotics for this. ...Read more

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Swollen urethral opening will it go down?

Does the condition..: Does the concerned condition happen in a man or women? Would you give more details on its degree and symptoms with the sequence of event? Thus, a more specific answer can be provided. ...Read more

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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? ...Read more

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How to get pain relief for urethral strictures?

See urologist: You may need to have the stricture dilated. In the interim I would suggest an NSAID like Ibuprofen ...Read more

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How do I get pain relief for urethral strictures?

See a urologist: You must see this type of specialist. ...Read more