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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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What is a urethral sling?

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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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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Will a urethral opening cut heal?

Will a urethral opening cut heal?

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. ...Read more

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What is mixed peri urethral flora?

What is mixed peri urethral flora?

Your query: mixed flora means various bacteria are detected but no one species predominates. Usually, it is just the normal bacteria found in that area and not pathogens. ...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 big is the urethral opening for women?

How big is the urethral opening for women?

Here are some...: For adults, at rest, the diameter of urethral opening is 0 mm since it is closed; at voiding, its diameter is about 4-8 mm since it opens up but with various degree to reflect its dynamic functionality to relax and open. Besides, its configuration may wide vary among individual so at times an inexperienced eyes may fail to identify it accurately. If in doubt, have doctors take a look and answer Q. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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 .... ...Read more