nombrePlural urethrae, Plural urethras
- Your urinary system is composed of your kidneys, ureters, bladder and urethra.
- The muscles beneath the bladder that surround the urethra are called the pelvic floor muscles.
- This chapter focuses on infections of the male urethra, epididymis, testis, and prostate.
- If this happens, a tube is put into your urethra to empty your bladder.
- When you urinate, the muscles around the urethra relax and the bladder tightens to squeeze urine out.
- Very rarely, the urethra or bladder may be damaged or perforated.
- Your prostate is a small doughnut-shaped gland with the urethra, which carries urine from the bladder, running through the middle of it.
- This is a long, thin telescope instrument with a light and lens on the end, which is passed into the bladder through the urethra.
- This is when a thin tube is inserted into the urethra up to the bladder to get a ‘clean’ urine sample.
- If a stone is lodged in the ureter, a flexible narrow instrument called a cystoscope can be passed up through the urethra and bladder.