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The urethra is a tube that clears the urine out of the body. Aging, illness and injury can cause a variety of urethral conditions.
For more information and referral to a urologist, call 1.800.4BAYLOR.
There are many conditions that can affect the urethra in both men and women. These include:
The various conditions that can affect the urethra can cause symptoms including:
It is important to see your physician for a complete evaluation if you experience any of these symptoms.
Diagnosing any urethral disorders begins with a medical exam. Depending upon your symptoms, your physician may recommend:
Many urethral disorders can be treated with medication and possibly surgery. In some cases, such as fistulas, they may resolve on their own with good hygiene. However, if an infection occurs, antibiotics may be required. For any traumatic injuries that occur to the urethra, emergency help should be sought immediately.
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