The Urethra

The urethra is the tube that connects the urinary bladder to the outside of the body. Urine is expelled from the body through the urethra. In males, the urethra, which normally opens on the head of the penis, is also carries semen during sexual intercourse. In females, the urethra is shorter and emerges above the vagina. Muscles that surround the urethra tube called the “sphincter muscles” function to control the holding of urine within the bladder.

Broward Urology Center physicians are well trained to educate you in and treat all diseases of the urethra including: