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asked in category: General Last Updated: 23rd January, 2020

Which is bigger ureter or urethra?

The urethra is much wider than the ureters and kidney stones usually do not get stuck in the urethra. Nearly all stones which manage to pass through the ureter into the bladder will pass from the bladder without further difficulty or pain.

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Also question is, what is the size of the ureter?

The ureters are tubes made of smooth muscle fibers that propel urine from the kidneys to the urinary bladder. In the human adult, the ureters are usually 25–30 cm (10–12 in) long and around 3–4 mm (0.12–0.16 in) in diameter.

Secondly, what is the difference between urethra and ureter? Differentiate between Ureter and Urethra based on their function. Ureter carries urine from the kidney to urinary bladder. The function of the urethra is to carry urine from the urinary bladder to outside the body.

Similarly, what does an enlarged ureter mean?

Hydronephrosis is the swelling of a kidney due to a build-up of urine. It happens when urine cannot drain out from the kidney to the bladder from a blockage or obstruction. Hydronephrosis can occur in one or both kidneys. From the renal pelvis, the urine travels down a narrow tube called the ureter into the bladder.

Where is the ureter in the body?

The ureter is a tube that carries urine from the kidney to the urinary bladder. There are two ureters, one attached to each kidney. The upper half of the ureter is located in the abdomen and the lower half is located in the pelvic area.

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