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Swollen urethra and vagina after sex. Burning sensation while I use the restroom, no odor nor discharge. Std? Uti? Reaction to condom?

Swollen urethra and vagina after sex. Burning sensation while I use the restroom, no odor nor discharge. Std? Uti? Reaction to condom?

See answer: Such symptoms could be caused by any of the above: UTI (usually burning with urination, urgency, frequency); std (gc, chlamydia most common), vaginitis (though usually associated with a discharge), or allergy to a contraceptive, spermicide, or lubricant. If symptoms occur right after sex within hours, allergy or trauma related to vigorous/prolonged sex most likely. If symptoms persist, see your md. ...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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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 a 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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My urethral opening is swollen with a red dot in center. No itching, burning. No sex in 2 yrs. I'm 62 yr. Old female. Cause for concern?

My urethral opening is swollen with a red dot in center.  No itching, burning. No sex in 2 yrs. I'm 62 yr. Old female. Cause for concern?

Urethritis.: Do you have painful urination? Infection of urethra is the most common cause of urethritis(swelling of urethra). Cancer of urethra is rare. Blood in the urine, frequent urination, urethral discharge, enlarged glands in the groin are present. Risk factors for cancer are history of bladder cancer, being 60 yrs and older, white female, chronically red, swollen urethra. Consult your gynecologist very soon. ...Read more

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What causes swollen pelvis during 1st trimester?

What causes swollen pelvis during 1st trimester?

Mmmmm: Have not heard that term but the entire area is more vascular during pregnancy and hence may be?"swollen" more than the norm. ...Read more

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What causes a swollen gland in the area where the pelvis and leg connect? On the left side.

What causes a swollen gland in the area where the pelvis and leg connect? On the left side.

May need examiantion: It seems like you are referring to your Groin area where lymph nodes are normally situated. If there is any infection or inflammation in the leg or lower abdomen, these nodes can enlarge temporarily. If the welling is progressive and does not settle down in 2-3 weeks, you need to see your doctor for a medical examination. ...Read more

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Are swollen lymphnodes in abdomen and pelvis cause for concern if they remain swollen for weeks?

Are swollen lymphnodes in abdomen and pelvis cause for concern if they remain swollen for weeks?

Yes: Yes if persistent. Especially if they are associated with symptoms such as fever, night sweat, weight loss, etc and no other causes to explain. In the younger age group, germ cell tumors can also be a possibility. Of course, they are many benign reasons. My point is that persistent swollen lymph node is a concern and should be evaluated by doctor. ...Read more

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I had a hysterectomy in Jan of this year and now I have a swollen pelvis with muscle pain. What could cause this problem?

I had a hysterectomy in Jan of this year and now I have a swollen pelvis with muscle pain. What could cause this problem?

Ovarian?: Op if you still have one or both ob ovaries, it could be that. It could also be bowel or bladder related. You need to see your GYN to get evaluated. ...Read more

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One side of my urethra itchy and a bit swollen, what could be wrong?

Male or Female: You can not see your urethra as only visible is the urethral opening through which the urine comes out. If you mean your urethral opening is swollen, it may be due to an infection and as it is also itchy it can be due to allergic reaction to a bite or something else. Whatever it is if it is of concern you should have it checked by your doctor. ...Read more

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My urethra is swollen on the left side. Swelling is bad enough to close the opening, it has 2 small tears but doesn't hurt. What should I do?

My urethra is swollen on the left side. Swelling is bad enough to close the opening, it has 2 small tears but doesn't hurt. What should I do?

See remark: When and how did you have the injury?to the urethra??
Of course the urethra is narrow and hence affects the stream.
Sit in a warm tub for 5 minutes,after drying apply a dab of Neosporin ointment to area twice a day.(any drug store carries the ointment. In the event it won't get well,please see a doctor. ...Read more

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I just noticed my urethra, on one side is swollen there's a little red dot and it's swelled up first time I have got this what could it be?

I just noticed my urethra, on one side is swollen there's a little red dot and it's swelled up first time I have got this what could it be?

Tricky: Without an exam, I can only give general information,
dermatologic conditions are hard to discuss without seeing them.and... a localized skin infection like a boil is quite common and not very significant (may go away on its own).
Herpes in theory, but those are generally MULTIPLE shallow ulcers and first episde is usually severe.
Local irritation can occur w/out infection. ...Read more

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Hi im 16 and the urethra on my penis seems to be swollen and there is no pain can you help?

Hi im 16 and the urethra on my penis seems to be swollen and there is no pain can you help?

Urethra: This prominence of the meatus(urethral opening) May be normal especially if there is no discomfort on urination or discharge. See your Physician or a urologist if you are still concerned. ...Read more

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Female, feel like I have a swollen urethra, feels swollen inside and hurts. Recurrent uti's. What should I do?

Female, feel like I have a swollen urethra, feels swollen inside and hurts. Recurrent uti's. What should I do?

See your doctor: This complaint should be evaluated through examination and testing for infection. See your provider. ...Read more

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What does an urethral caruncle look like. My urethra is very red and is quite swollen.

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What does an urethral caruncle look like.  My urethra is very red and is quite swollen.

Here are some ...: What really causes urethral caruncle is still unclear, but we do know it results from mucosal laxing & protrusion of the posterior distal urethra in the elderly female resulting in a "mass" like a little cheery attaching to posterior aspect of urethral meatus. Its size widely varies and will slowly increase over time. Clinically, it's painless most of the times, but it may irritates and bleeds. ...Read more

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What could keep causing a red swollen sore urethra?

What could keep causing a red swollen sore urethra?

Urethritis, allergi.: First an urethritis need to be ruled out by a urine culture and urine test for chlamydia and gonorrhea. Also, gyn issues like vaginitis need to be ruled out as this a cause urethral redness and irritation. Also, if any new detergents or soaps can sometimes cause an allergic reaction giving similar issues. ...Read more

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Urethra swollen and itchy. Monistat cream not working! Help? OTC remedies?????

Urethra swollen and itchy. Monistat cream not working! Help? OTC remedies?????

Maybe not yeast: This may or may not be a yeast infection. If yeasts, some are resistant to Monistat and other "azole" drugs. Hard to recommend an OTC remedy when the cause isn't known. Best to see a doctor, but you could try vaginal boric acid capsules, which are available OTC and can help some yeast infections. For sure see a doctor if boric acid doesn't help. Good luck! ...Read more

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Hello, I am a female and I recently noticed I have a swollen vein in/on left side of urethra with very little irritation?

Hello, I am a female and I recently noticed I have a swollen vein in/on left side of urethra with very little irritation?

Here are some ..: If what you described has been there for months or years and not bothering you, it could be just a normal variation of local anatomy for some and needs no active care. If still in doubt, seek pro-evaluation timely. ...Read more

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I have a swollen urethra vaginal area and in my bikini line area next to vaginal is itchy. Lots of red. What can this be? I leave on week vacation tom

I have a swollen urethra vaginal area and in my bikini line area next to vaginal is itchy. Lots of red. What can this be? I leave on week vacation tom

Recommend recheck ok: Plan a recheck with your doctor when you return, try not to scratch the area, use mild soap and water to keep the clean, keep dry, I am available for second opinion if needed ...Read more

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If your urethra is swollen, how can my doctor test for whatever I have?

If your urethra is swollen, how can my doctor test for whatever I have?

Urine test & culture: You must be able to urinate otherwise it would be urinary retention which is an emergency. Testing the urine will demonstrate a UTI if present, urine culture would identify the organism responsible. Dr. Can confirm swelling by examination. ...Read more

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If my prostate is swollen would it narrow my urethra? Making changes in urinating?

If my prostate is swollen would it narrow my urethra? Making changes in urinating?

Depends.: Your prostate circles your urethra like a donut. When it swells it does restrict flow, but it generally occurs over long periods of time and can be subtle in onset. Very rare to occur in someone your age. ...Read more

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I have clusters of scabbed bumps on my labia. My urethra is also very swollen. Help?

I have clusters of scabbed bumps on my labia. My urethra is also very swollen. Help?

See below : Limited description is suggestive of possible genital herpes or other type of infection. Direct physical examination while the lesions are present supplemented by cultures and/or blood tests and STD screening are recommended to aid in diagnosis and help guide any potential treatment advice going forward. ...Read more

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I have a lump/swelling inside my vagina directly below my urethra? It blocks entire vaginal opening its so swollen, and its painful.

Ouch: That sounds painful. The most common lesion like this in the vagina is going to be a Bartholin's gland cyst, if it's really big, then it could definitely extend up as high as you describe. I would see a doctor or clinic asap and they can drain this for you and relieve the pain that you are feeling. Regardless, an exam is warranted. Hope you feel better soon! ...Read more

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My urethra is swollen but I have no other symptoms not ich, burn nothing.its just look bigger than usually. I'm 21 and not having sex?

My urethra is swollen but I have no other symptoms not ich, burn nothing.its just look bigger than usually. I'm 21 and not having sex?

Hard: To be certain that you are referring to your urethra. Without symptoms and not sexually active it may be normal. However, if concerned get examined ...Read more

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I think my urethra is swollen and it hurts to touch and hurts to sit down and kind of like a burning sensation but no issue when urinating.

I think my urethra is swollen and it hurts to touch and hurts to sit down and kind of like a burning sensation but no issue when urinating.

Maybe uti?: Could be early symptoms of a urinary tract infection. Could be inflammation due to some kind of irritation (excessive moisture, chemical irritant, new detergent/soap, etc). A simple dipstick urinalysis can be performed at any primary care clinic to rule out infection. ...Read more

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My urethra is swollen. If I look into my vagina it sticks out, it's a bit sensitive to touch and a pale pink colour, about the size of a pea, ideas?

See answer: The appearance of the urethral opening (meatus) does vary amongst individuals. If irritated or inflamed for any reason such as from infection (bacterial, fungal, std), trauma, vigorous/prolonged sexual activity, or sensitivity to a chemical allergen (latex, spermicidal, lubricant, fragrance, soap, etc), urethra will be more swollen, prominent, and reddened. Urethral prolapse or caruncle as well. ...Read more

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My urethra is swollen and it hurts to the touch but not when I pee. There is no burning, just swollen and red and hurts really bad to touch. Female.?

See gyn-doc soon...: You may have infection of Skene's glands right next to 4 & 8 o'clock location of urethral opening. So, go to see gynecologist ASAP. To get healthcare things done correctly, follow instructions in http://formefirst.com/eNewsletter06.html; thereby, you surely gain many ideas and insight on how to work with doc so to reach right Dx for right Rx, care, & counseling. ...Read more