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Dr. Visalakshi Vallury
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What color should a females Urethral opening should be ? Because Mines is Black or a Dark color n I have redness in white watery discharge no smell ,

What color should a females Urethral opening should be ? Because Mines is Black or a Dark color n I have redness in white watery discharge no smell ,

Pink: The urethral tissue should normally be pink in color. Discoloration and discharge are worrisome for infection. You should see your doctor . ...Read more

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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


Dr. Ted Saha
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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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Dr. James Lin
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When I google about pigmented female urethral opening, it gives me results about urethral cancer. Mine is black in color & I observed this recently.

When I google about pigmented female urethral opening, it gives me results about urethral cancer. Mine is black in color & I observed this recently.

Here are some ...: The color of urethral opening alone should not be taken as a sign of urethral cancer especially for a 22-yr female like you as long as being comfortable and having no bleeding and palpable induratiion there or its vicinity. Of course, if still in doubt, see a gyn-doc for more detailed Hx, physicals etc. for confirmation. ...Read more

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Dr. Renee Harris
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21 yr old healthy female. I randomly got this feeling that I need to slightly pee, but only directly @ urethral opening. Not uti. Any ideas?

21 yr old healthy female. I randomly got this feeling that I need to slightly pee, but only directly @ urethral opening. Not uti. Any ideas?

Irritation: The urethra can be irritated from other types of infections, from irritation after intercourse or foreplay, or from allergic type reactions to bath soaps, salts, etc. Your doctor should be able to evaluate you for these. ...Read more

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Dr. Adam Levy
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Dr. Joe Littlejohn
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What color should the opening to the female urethra be?

What color should the opening to the female urethra be?

Pink: The urethral meatus, which is the opening of the urethra is typically the same color as the vaginal mucosa, pink. ...Read more

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Dr. Brian Golden
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I wanted to know how the female urethra opening should look is the opening a perfect circle?

I wanted to know how the female urethra opening should look is the opening a perfect circle?

Imperfect: Very few things about people are perfect. The appearance of the female urethral opening (meatus) can vary pretty widely. ...Read more

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Dr. Steven Hebert
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Is the female genitalia supposed to have 2 openings besides the anus? Because i only have the very narrow opening which i assume to be the urethra.

Is the female genitalia supposed to have 2 openings besides the anus? Because i only have the very narrow opening which i assume to be the urethra.

Normal anatomy: Yes normal female anatomy includes urethra, vagina and anus. If you are able to urinate you have a functioning urethra. You may not have an opening to your vagina or in rare cases the vagina can be absent. Please see a board certified ob/gyn for an exam. ...Read more

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Dr. Harold Tsai
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Dr. Vanessa Neal
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No burning when I urinate, just overall discomfort/pain at urethra opening. Do I need to go to doctor? I'm a 32yo female, married w/one child.

No burning when I urinate, just overall discomfort/pain at urethra opening. Do I need to go to doctor? I'm a 32yo female, married w/one child.

Urethral Pain : Hello JessaraeB. I would recommend seeing a doctor so that they can examine your vaginal area to check for injury or inflammation at the urethral opening. Sometimes trauma can occur in that area accidently from wiping or sex. Also, certain infections other than urinary tract infections can cause pain in that area as well. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Dr. Scott Bobbitt
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I have a growth that is attached to the inside of my urethra and it sticks out the urethral opening about a mm.

I have a growth that is attached to the inside of my urethra and it sticks out the urethral opening about a mm.

Generic term: "growth " is a far too generic term for the internet/this forum. A doctor needs to know size, duration, consistency, color, borders, physical characteristics, point of origin and your history. A photo is ok, but physical examination is best. Please see your doctor for any lesion/abnormality for best info. Good luck. ...Read more

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