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Urethra


The urethra is the tube that carries urine from the bladder to outside of the body. Urine is produced in the kidneys and flows through the ureters to the bladder, where it is stored until a person urinates.

The urethra is significantly shorter in women than in men.

ByHealthwise Staff
Primary Medical ReviewerE. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine
Specialist Medical ReviewerAvery L. Seifert, MD - Urology
Last RevisedMay 13, 2013

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