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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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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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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 are the most common cause of urethral strictures?

What are the most common cause of urethral strictures?

Stricture causes: Any form of irritation be it trauma (eg a "straddle" injury, catheterization, urethral endoscopy, ...) or infection (urethritis - especially if undiagnosed/left untreated). ...Read more

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After the urethral swab, how long does the pain persist?

After the urethral swab, how long does the pain persist?

23 hours: The swab pain should be gone. If the swab is positive for urethritis, the pain will last a few days after you start antibiotics. ...Read more

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Do urethral caruncles just appear or grow gradually? Whatever i had literally appeared in 24 hours and is nearly 1cm long!

Not usually: There may be a gradual growth, although the typical course is stability in size oince recognized. A one centimeter growth in one day is unusual. Perhaps this is something other than a caruncle. Seeing a doctor might be helpful. What happened since that first day? ...Read more