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Friday, February 12, 2016
Why is my urethra open/dilated?
I was urinating and when I wiped I felt this burning sensation like I had touched myself with something on my hand! It burned at my pee spot! I looked in a mirror at my genital area and noticed my urethra was very open! Up until this, I`ve had no symptoms whatsoever. What would cause this?
I do have a new partner but we hadn`t had sex in over a week and a half. I tried to make an appt with my GYN but they said I should go see a urologist....
I know my body very well and so I`m kinda stumped here. What are some causes of this and where should I turn now?
Without examination, one can not assume the problem. Please see your urologist. It could be anything from infection to trauma and ulceration.
Ahmad Hamidinia, MD
Formerly, Professor of Clinical Surgery
College of Medicine
University of Cincinnati