Urethra

What is Urethra?

Urethra is the terminal or last part of the urinary system. It begins from the bladder and ends at the external urethral orifice or opening from where the urine comes out. It is long in males and that it passes throughout the prostrate gland and runs along the entire course of penis. In females it is shorter and more straight and hence more prone to infection.

Questions and answers on "Urethra"

Since removal of a catheter 2 weeks ago I have pain in penis when I frequently want to pee?

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Pain is due inflammation of Urethra (Urethritis )

Detailed Answer:
Hello
Thanks for query .

Pain in penis after removal of catheter is common and is due to inflammation of urethra (Urethritis) resulting from foreign body reaction of urethral mucosa to the catheter .

You need to...

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I am having a mild pain in the urethra (not when urinating), abdominal cramps and lower back pain. What could be the cause?

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Could be due to bldder spasms.

Detailed Answer:
Hello
Thanks for query .

Back ache with abdominal ramps and pain in urethra could be due to spam of the bladder .

Get your Urine test (Routine ) and culture done to rule out UTI .

Taking Darifenasin once daily or Solfenasin twice daily...

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I have irritation in my urethra last 15 days, noticed inflammation in my pearl of pappilus, please suggest a solution

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
IF bothersome, get urine tested.

Detailed Answer:
Hello XXXXXXX and welcome to HCM.
AS an Urologist, i can fully understand your concern.
The inflammation of the pearl of pappilus, you seem to observe, may subside on it's own. So don't bother about it.
If the irritation in the...

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What would be better for slight pain at opening of urethra. Tylenol or Motrin

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Tylenol

Detailed Answer:
Hello

Thanks for the query

If there is slight pain at the urethral opening the best and the safest drug would be Tylenol. I recommend you take 500 mg three to four times daily for adequate pain relief.
Make sure you keep the urethral opening clean and dry to...

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How long does sperm in urethra live after ejaculation if urination does not happen within the next few hours

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Brief Answer:
Residual sperms are washed out by next urination.

Detailed Answer:
Hello XXXXXXX and welcome to HCM.
As an Urologist, studies suggest viability may not be more than next urination or one hour. Reason is, urine is acidic,and ammonia in urine, is also an added factor for destruction...

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the skin around the opening of my urethra is hard what should be done to correct this?

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Proper assessment should be done

Detailed Answer:
Hi dear,
I have gone through your question and understand your concerns.
The hard skin around the the urethra can be corrected through surgery, if required.
I will suggest you to consult an OBGYN specialist to get properly examined...

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My boyfriend and I had a rather extraneous sexual evening last night. He likes to use toys and all of a sudden urine came gushing out of my vagina. My bladder was not full when this happened. I know this because when he pulled the toy out it was dripping with urine. I have always had a tilted bladder and now Im concerned that some permeant damage has been done. Is this something I should be concerned about?

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
No permanent damage

Detailed Answer:
Hello

I read your query and I understand your concerns about damaged bladder.

When toy was used, there was stimulation of urinary bladdrr and urethra. Hence you passed urine.

This is temporary phenomenon and no permanent damage would have...

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Is there a process to reduce the size of the urethral opening?Mine is so large it causes the urine to spray rather than in a solid stream.

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Urethroplasty

Detailed Answer:
Hello,

Thank You for consulting HealthcareMagic!

There is a process called Urethroplasty intended for the repair defect within the walls of the urethra. However, a Physical examination is mandatory to assess the requirement of this kind of surgery in...

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Just noticed right below urethral opening it is a swollen, it's smooth when usually it is not, but no pain. I'm a 59 yr old female

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Examination required

Detailed Answer:
Hello,

Thanks for your query.

I have read you query and I understand your concerns.

Following is my reply:

1) Swelling you are describing is likely to be an urethrocele ( arising from urethra)

2) It is also likely to be Bartholin's gland...

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after breast sex there was an almost immediate tingling on the penis head at least by the next morning for sure. It has been there for about a week, but no other symptoms. what can this be?

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Urethra infection.

Detailed Answer:
Hello!

Thank you for the query.

Your symptoms are caused by urethra infection. Due to bacteria presence in the first part of urinary tract you have tingling/burning in this area.
I suggest you to consult your doctor, have urine analysis and...

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Recent questions on  Urethra

doctor1 MD

Hi, may I answer your health queries right now ? Please type your query here... prone to UTI.done with all the known antbtcs,55, female.But feels slight pain somewhere near the opening of urethra(not vagina) always.Especlly.one day after intrcse.can anybody help?

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I am 62 year old diabatic having neurogenic bladder on self intermittent catheterisation at the interval of 3 hours for last 5 years,Recently suffering from burning & pain in urethra & lower bladder after washing of bladder with water & betadin due to recurring UTI,Antibiotic taking for 7 days but pain & burning persists.Also I want permanent solution of recurring UTI & bladder management.

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hi. im 19 years old and am having some problems with urination. I have the urge to go almost constantly and when i finish i feel like i need to go again immediately. I also have constant dribbling and i dont know how to tell if it is just urine or whether it is some sort of discharge. The tip of my urethra and a couple centimetres in is always wet. I had a urine test done with a dipstick at the doctors and then again at the walk in centre and they didn t find any problems. I have also been under a great deal of stress and have felt a bit depressed over the last few weeks. I don t know if this has contributed to it. Sorry for the long post but it is getting annoying now and just want to solve the problem Thanks

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i have a strong urge to urinate that cannot be delayed, which is followed by a sharp pain or burning sensation in the urethra when the urine is released.The pain becomes the most unbearable towards the end. what could be the possible problem? is there anyway that i can get rid of this pain.?

doctor1 MD

Ok, I asked about this yesterday in the main forum. After thinking about it and being a little more clear headed, I decided to put it here in the "ask a specialist." Most of my question yesterday went unanswered. What was answered was very short...

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Hello Dr I have diabetes and cholesterol Gerd and ibs Urethal stenosis. I pass slow urine or sometimes it gets blocked. Sometimes it is normal. Dr has advise me to do cystscopy but I have heard after doing cystscopy and widening the urethra pipe...

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I have a bladder that is not functioning and have been self cathing for almost 7 weeks. The problem is not with the actual cathertization but after I finish...and not always immediately...I seem to have what I would term an ache or almost like a...

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