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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

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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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Whats the percentage of urethral polyps being cancerous?

Whats the percentage of urethral polyps being cancerous?

POLYPS: By definition they are benign or at worst pre-cancer. A polypoid form of urothelial cell cancer would be what it is called if it were not benign. There are a few rare other types of cancers of the urethra. ...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 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?

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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What could cause severe urethral and urinal pain?

What could cause severe urethral and urinal pain?

Many causes. : Many things can cause dysuria, which is a pain or burning sensation during voiding. A common cause is infection: infections such as gonnorrhea or chalmydia, or urinary tract infections caused by e. Coli and others. Other causes: chemical irritation from soaps, lotions, or spermicide; vigorous sex, masturbation, & ejaculation. Seek evaluation: urine testing can reveal the diagnosis. ...Read more

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Where to get pain relief for urethral strictures?

See your PCP: Physical exam is warranted. The symptoms you have described, pain in urethral structure is a serious medical conditions and need to be addressed by your primary care physician. See your PCP for evaluation, labs and pain management. Good luck. ...Read more