Susan J. Kalota, MD
Location and Office HoursUrological Associates of Southern Arizona PC
6252 E Grant
Tucson, AZ 85712
What causes urethritis?
Urethritis, or inflammation of the urethra, has a few causes. The most common cause is a sexually transmitted infection. The infections that most commonly cause urethritis are gonorrhea, chlamydia, and herpes virus. Other causes of inflammation include contraceptive jelly, cream, or foam; spermicide used in condoms; and chemical irritation from soaps or lotions. (This answer provided for NATA by the University of Montana Athletic Training Education Program.)
Why does it hurt when I urinate with a ureteral stent?
Intermountain Healthcare answeredIf you have a ureteral stent, you can expect pain in your bladder, urethra, and kidney when you urinate. Why? The stent temporarily changes the way the bladder, ureter, and kidney work together.
- Normally: The ureter has a one-way valve as it enters the bladder. When the bladder squeezes to empty as you urinate, the valve keeps the urine from flowing back into the ureter and kidney.
- With a stent: The stent is a hollow tube that extends through your ureter and into the bladder, and temporarily keeps the one-way valve from closing. This means that when your bladder squeezes as you urinate, some of the urine flows back up the ureter and presses on the kidney. This causes pain while you urinate.
What is urethral hypermobility?
Jill Rabin, Obstetrics & Gynecology, answered
Urethral hypermobility refers to too much movement of the urethra, causing it to drop below the pelvic floor muscles during certain activities. This may or may not cause urine leakage.
When the support provided by the pelvic muscles is relaxed or lost, the bladder neck and urethra may shift, sag, or drop into a lower position during periods of activity, thus causing pressure on the bladder neck area. The pressure on the bladder will exceed the pressure on/in the urethra. If the bladder neck or urethra opens briefly, leakage occurs.
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