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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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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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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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Is Adderall (amphetamine) a bronchial dilator?

Is Adderall (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 may act as a bronchodilator as a side effect. ...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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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 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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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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