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What could mean when the outside your urethra in sensitive to the touch? When you clean yourself after urinating

What could mean when the outside your urethra in sensitive to the touch? When you clean yourself after urinating

Inflammation...: ...From friction of clothing, trauma or possible sexually transmitted infection or sensitivity to contraceptives like foams, gels. If you have any persistent pain, discharge, bleeding, fevers, chills or enlarged tender lymph nodes nearby, please see your doc to get a workup and if necessary treatment. ...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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Uncomfortable ejaculation and now premature. Been checked all comes back clean. This has been going on for almost 1 yr. Had scope up urethra all was good. No strictures or signs of blockage. Frustrated?

Uncomfortable ejaculation and now premature. Been checked all comes back clean. This has been going on for almost 1 yr. Had scope up urethra all was good. No strictures or signs of blockage. Frustrated?

Premature ejaculatio: Could be easily treated with low dose of Lexapro (escitalopram) or related meds. See a urologist. Get your hormones evaluated, specially estrogen, yes male produce estrogen as well. It will case extreme sensitivity of nipples and premature ejaculation. If estrogen is elevated need to be treated. Estrogen is cause of prostate ca, not a testosterone, as most urologist think. Look a4m.Com link for more info. ...Read more

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Is it normal to get kidney stone like pain after a cystoscopey to clean out the urethra of debris?

Is it normal to get kidney stone like pain after a cystoscopey to clean out the urethra of debris?

Cystoscopy.: If a stone was broken up, you may be passing some fragments of the stone, and as such you may feel some symptoms. But if this occurs for more than 2-3 days after the cystoscopy, or if your pain is worsening, or if you’re having fevers, you should see the Urologist. ...Read more

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When cleaning your vagina, do you wash inside the labia minor where the urethra and vaginal opening are?

When cleaning your vagina, do you wash inside the labia minor where the urethra and vaginal opening are?

Not usually: You don't really need to clean the opening of the vagina. Cleaning the outside of the vagina, the vulva is helpful as there are sweat glands there that can produce sebaceous type material which can smell if not cleaned. The tissue by the urethra and the vagina is different and is more sensitive and could have pain or burning with soap. I recommend eo organics shower gel. Very gentle. Good luck. ...Read more

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Hard pointy bump on entrance of urethra of bf's penis. I felt it during oral sex. Is it a genital wart? He told me he was clean but doubtful.

Hard pointy bump on entrance of urethra of bf's penis. I felt it during oral sex. Is it a genital wart? He told me he was clean but doubtful.

Genital wart?: Your suspicion seems legitimate; a gential wart sounds like a good bet. Encourage your partner to get examined professionally. In the meantime, don't panic. Genital warts are an inconvenience, but rarely a serious health threat, either for affected persons or their sex partners. But speak with your doctor about HPV vaccine, if you haven't previously been immunized. ...Read more

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Something hard insde penis at tip of urethra and some minor pain if pushed on, urologist said maybe calcification? Being STD tests came back clean?

Something hard insde penis at tip of urethra and some minor pain if pushed on, urologist said maybe calcification? Being STD tests came back clean?

Calcification penis: If the urologist reassured you there is no problem then you don't have to worry, I will check it again in three months with the urologist. If you are not satisfied, get a second opinion. ...Read more

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Swollen labia and urethra. Sore red rash slightly bumpy lots of yellow discharge no smell. Had swab test no yeast or other infection. Clean STI test?

Swollen labia and urethra. Sore red rash slightly bumpy lots of yellow discharge no smell. Had swab test no yeast or other infection. Clean STI test?

Yeast: It's possible that your test for yeast was a false negative as it sounds like your symptoms are classic for yeast. Consider a yeast culture to confirm 100% that it truly is negative. Could also be an allergic reaction given the swelling. Maybe a second opinion by a different gynecologist? I'm sorry you're suffering, don't give up. ...Read more

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Do I need medical care for a prolapsed urethra?

Do I need medical care for a prolapsed urethra?

Urethral prolapse: Without symptoms it is generally a benign issue. ...Read more

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Is there a medical examination where the doctor sticks a q-tip up your urethra is this true?

Is there a medical examination where the doctor sticks a q-tip up your urethra is this true?

In the past: Gynecologists would sometimes do an office test putting a q-tip in a woman's urethra to evaluate for causes of urinary incontinance/loss. There are much more sophisticated (an expensive) tests now, but some may still be doing it this way. ...Read more

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Whenever I drink alcohol, the opening of my urethra and anus tingle like they were used or played with? What does this mean medically?

Whenever I drink alcohol, the opening of my urethra and anus tingle like they were used or played with? What does this mean medically?

Uncommon: There is no clear medical explanation that I'm aware of other than possibly some conditioned/ memory response. In Chinese medicine it might imply that the alcohol is influencing your Liver Yin channel. ...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 the swollen of the urethra?

What causes the swollen of the urethra?

Infection, trauma or: Inflammation. Infection ; inflammation can be from a urinary infection affecting the urethra or an std. Trauma can be from instrumentation, self or medical or from a straddle injury or pelvic fracture or vigorous sex. ...Read more

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Could my prostate be pinching my urethra?

Could my prostate be pinching my urethra?

Yes: As a man ages, the prostate gland enlarges and causes a blockage to the outflow of urine from the bladder. This can be treated with medications. If medications fail, then surgery is the next step depending on the amount of blockage and urinary symptoms present. ...Read more

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Please describe the mucus called that lines the urethra?

Urothelium: Called transitional urothelium, this is cell layer lining urethra. It is not a mucus membrane. ...Read more

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What are the consequences of having a worm in my penis' urethra?

What are the consequences of having a worm in my penis' urethra?

Urethra: Unless you've been swimming in the amazon river, I doubt that that a parasite has made its way up your urethra. (see the candiru myth. More of an urban legend than documented malady most likely). If there is a fleshy lesion in your urethra, you definitely should see a urologist for examination. ...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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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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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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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 get this odd sensation in the tip of my urethra. What could it be?

I get this odd sensation in the tip of my urethra. What could it be?

Urethritis, STD, UTI: You have not described the odd sensation. Could be any of the above if the sensation is one of "burning". Could also be an urethral diverticulum or a skene's duct cyst. Worth getting a urinalysis and consider seeing your gyn dr. ...Read more