Urinary Meatus Inflammation

Inflammation of the urinary meatus or external orifice of the urethra is called urethral syndrome. The causes include injury to the urethra, spermicide gels, chemotherapy, radiotherapy, and infection.

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Is it normal to have burning sensation on urination?

Query: Hello doctor, My meatus looks slightly inflamed, and I see a red dot. It is not much pain, but it looks like a lip sometimes. This has happened to me before, but it did not give me any problem and disappeared. It happened after masturbation, and I felt a slight burning after ejaculation and felt l...  Read Full »


Dr. Samer Samer Juma Ali Altawil

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Burning on urination in the long-term indicates chronic inflammation of the prostate. For proper diagnosis, we need semen for culture and choose the proper antibiotic, which is needed for long-term about six weeks as antibiotics penetrate the prostatic capsule slowly...  Read Full »

Kindly look at the pictures of torn meatus and explain.

Query: Hello doctor, I have a torn meatus and would like an opinion on a couple of pictures I took of it about its condition and if I should get medical assistance for stitches or something. I have already gone to an urgent care who looked at it but it looks bigger or more open or something now. I am on a...  Read Full »


Dr. Vedprakash Verma

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Connect me with those images for better diagnosis and treatment.  Read Full »

What causes inflammation of the urinary meatus?

Query: Hi doctor, From the last five weeks, I have had an irritated urinary meatus opening. My urine tends to leak after I have urinated, and there is a lot of redness inside the pee hole. I have had a full STD test including HIV, and all came back negative, which was done twice. I have attached two photos...  Read Full »


Dr. Shahil Khant

Answer: Hello,Welcome to icliniq.com.I have seen the images sent by you (attachment removed to protect patient identity).The opening looks normal, there is slight inflammation, but do not worry. It is good that all your blood tests and urine are clear. But, it is better to have one antibiotics course and ...  Read Full »

I have inflamed EUM, balanoposthitis, and mild discharge. What should I do now?

Query: Hello doctor, I have pain in the penis, yesterday I went with a urologist, and he did a physical examination in the external genitalia after which he found inflamed EUM, the frenulum is short and tight, balanoposthitis, and mild discharge. Please suggest what I should do now?  Read Full »


Dr. Gajanan Shirpad Bhat

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. From your description, it is clear that you have inflammation of foreskin and glans penis, which is called balanoposthitis in medical parlance. Usually, this does not occur in normal persons, if one can keep the undersurface of foreskin clean once a day. However, cle...  Read Full »

My urethral opening is red and lumpy. Is it herpes or warts?

Query: Hi doctor, From the last three months, my urethral opening is a little swollen. The inside of the opening seems to be red and lumpy. I seem to be leaking a lot of urine after urinating. My urine also has some kind of clear floating object on top. I am scared if this is herpes or warts or HPV. My fo...  Read Full »


Dr. Choudhary Devendra

Answer: Hi,Welcome to icliniq.com.From the photos (attachment removed to protect patient identity), your glans seem to be having an area of visible veins, and it does not look like wart or herpes. Also, it has no surrounding inflammation. The meatus looks perfectly normal. The normal color inside the meatus...  Read Full »

There are cracks in urinary meatus on erection. What can be done?

Query: Hello doctor, I feel like my urinary meatus has changed over a longer period of time. It is sometimes red and irritated and I know this sounds weird but I think it has gotten longer. More specifically, in my opinion, there are cracks or tears that get especially visible when I have an erection. Kin...  Read Full »


Dr. Shahil Khant

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Relax and do not worry. I have seen images sent by you (attachment removed to protect patient identity). As per me, the size of meatus is absolutely normal. Yes, in some images it appears dry and red with cracks. I think dryness is because of an allergic reaction to ...  Read Full »

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