• The urethra is visually examined by spreading the urinary meatus apart with two gloved fingers, and examining the opening for redness, discharge and other abnormalities. (wikipedia.org)
  • this could include detergents or lotions as well as spermicides or contraceptives, and irritation caused by manual manipulation of the urethra. (wikipedia.org)
  • Further along the urethra there are pseudostratified columnar and stratified columnar epithelia, then stratified squamous cells near the external urethral orifice . (wikipedia.org)
  • Cranberries contain properties that can stop bad bacteria from sticking to the urethra and urinary tract. (ehow.co.uk)
  • Bacteria can spread from the anus to the urethra, especially if you wipe back to front after going to the bathroom. (healthline.com)
  • The urethra is visually examined by spreading the urinary meatus apart with two gloved fingers, and examining the opening for redness, discharge and other abnormalities. (wikipedia.org)
  • The urethra serves a double purpose in men as it also serves as a passage for semen during ejaculation when partaking in sexual activities. (news-medical.net)
  • In some institutions, the healthcare provider checks the balloon inflation before inserting the catheter into the urethra. (wikipedia.org)
  • 3 It is important to recognize and preserve the functional urethra, which is usually wide in caliber with good sphincteric function and normal verumontanum. (appliedradiology.com)
  • Sexually transmitted diseases -- including chlamydia and gonorrhea -- often cause urethra pain. (livestrong.com)