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Doctor insights on: Urethral Syndrome In Children

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Does urethral syndrome mean I have herpes?

Does urethral syndrome mean I have herpes?

No: Urethral syndrome = urethral inflammation /irritation not related to infection. Herpes would be a viral infection. ...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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Can you get rid of urethral syndrome without going to a doctor?

No: Urethral syndrome is infection, acute or chronic, of the periurethral glands or Skene's glands around the female urethra. They are the embryological equivalent of the prostate gland in the male. The treatment involves antibiotics, short term for acute, long term for chronic. Also a dose after sexual intercourse. Sometimes hormones help. You need to see a medical doctor for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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How is urethral syndrome detected? I can't just take antibiotics w/out any confirmed infection due to CDiff history.

How is urethral syndrome detected? I can't just take antibiotics w/out any confirmed infection due to CDiff history.

Urine culture: Usually urine culture showing typical UTI-type bacteria in smaller than usual numbers. Lab must be alerted to pay attention to small counts and not dismiss the culture as negative. Sometimes an antibiotic trial is needed. UTI Rx 3-5 d rarely triggers C diff. If your doctor is unfamiliar, see infectious diseases specialist. As noted in previous reply, urethral syndrome isn't the only possibility. ...Read more

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From 2 years I m having only anal sex no vaginal. Is it a reason for chronic pelvic pain syndrome? As 1 day aldo had heavy bleeding in urethra.

From 2 years I m having only anal sex no vaginal. Is it a reason for chronic pelvic pain syndrome? As 1 day aldo had heavy bleeding in urethra.

Anal intrcourse: I would be mostly concerned for a STD. Chronic pelvic pain could also be implicated due to the anal inter course. Would recommend seeing a specialist ASAP ...Read more

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What kind of treatment in the US is useful to the urethra hypospadias of children?

What kind of treatment in the US is useful to the urethra hypospadias of children?

Checked and decide..: Be checked by an experienced surgeon, preferably by pediatric urologist if available, who will help you to decide if necessary to undergo surgical correction; if needed, how. That is how the care for hypospadias is done in the USA. More? Contact www. Healthtap. Com/dr-Lin with rqpwjc to log in - using audio goes faster and learns more than text chat does. ...Read more

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Can the procedure of separating labia few times per day in children having partial labial adhesion (as prescribed by doctors) affect urethra or hymen?

Can the procedure of separating labia few times per day in children having partial labial adhesion (as prescribed by doctors) affect urethra or hymen?

Labial adhesions: For my patients with labial adhesions, I usually recommend using a q-tip with some k-y jelly on it to gently separate the adhesions.

If done gently and just on the adhesions, there is no reason it should affect the urethra or hymen ...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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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?

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?

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

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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

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What should I do if my urethra opening is misplaced?

What should I do if my urethra opening is misplaced?

Urologist: Get an evaluation by a urologist. Chances are a previous doctor like a pediatrician has already seen the problem and decided it was okay. ...Read more

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What are the most common causes of urethral blockage?

What are the most common causes of urethral blockage?

BPH, strictures: Much more common in males + most common cause in mature men is bph, benign prostatic hypertrophy less often prostate cancer or prostatitis. Further down from prostate most common blockage is urethral stricture either from trauma, ie straddle injuries or pelvic fractures. Most common in newborn males is posterior urethral valves. In females - urethral diverticulum or skene's gland cyst. ...Read more

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My urethral meanus is pricky sir/ma"am what will I do

My urethral meanus is pricky sir/ma"am what will I do

Here are some...: Without a look at it, it is hard to tell what it may be precisely. To help verify what you described may be, follow instructions in http://formefirst. Com/eNewsletter06.html. Thereby you gain ideas and insight on how to work with doctor closer and better. ...Read more

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I blew into my boyfriends urethra will anything Happen?

No, with low pressur: Blowing into the urethra at low pressure will cause no trouble. At high pressure one could cause air to enter the blood stream and create an air embolism which could cause shock and even death. We use KY Jelly in the urethra but again at very low pressure. There are reported cases of KY jelly embolism to the lungs. So my best advice is no blowing into the urethra. Blow Job is a misnomer. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: urethral pain?

Dysuria: Pain one experiences while urinating typically described as a burning sensation. ...Read more

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Can you give me more info on a urethra stricture problem?

Can you give me more info on a urethra stricture problem?

Occur mostly in men: Most commonly occur as result of trauma or infection. Trauma:- from instrumentation medical or self induced, straddle injuries cause bulbar strictures, pelvic fractures can cause rupture or strictures in upper urethra. Infections, especially gonorrhea are notorious for causing them. Treatment can can vary from simple urethral dilatation, cystoscopic urethrotomy to 1 or 2 stage surgical procedures. ...Read more

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Is a urethra located in women only? Or do men have it as well?

Is a urethra located in women only? Or do men have it as well?

Men & women: Urethra is the urinary passage, i.e. Urine flows thru it when people urinate. It is a short 1 1/2 inch tube in women located just in front of vagina when standing or sitting. It is much longer in men & passes thru the penis. It is also the passage for semen during ejaculation. ...Read more

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I have a cyst in my urethral and have major pain what should I do?

Check with your: Pcp ABOUT A REFERRAL to a UROLOGIST. ("Local minimally invasive treatment is probably available!)
Hope this helps

Dr Z ...Read more