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Painful Urination (Dysuria)

Information about Painful Urination (Dysuria)

We Have to Know about the Painful Urination (Dysuria)     

  • Pain or discomfort when urinating, often described as a burning sensation
  • Most commonly is caused by bacterial infections of the urinary tract.

Could be dangerous, if the answer is YES for any one of the following questions   

Causes of Painful Urination (Dysuria)

  • Lower urinary tract infection (cystitis or bladder infection)
  • Upper urinary tract infection (pyelonephritis or kidney infection)
  • Urethritis (inflammation of the Urethra)
  • Vaginitis ( inflammation of the vagina)

Do’s and Don’ts – Painful Urination (Dysuria)   

Signs & Symptoms of Painful Urination (Dysuria)     

  • Lower urinary tract infection (cystitis): Frequent urination, an intense urge to urinate, loss of bladder control, pain in the lower front portion of the abdomen (near the bladder), cloudy urine that may have a strong odor, bloody urine
  • Upper urinary tract infection (pyelonephritis): Pain in the upper back, high fever with shaking chills, nausea, and vomiting, cloudy urine, frequent urination, an intense urge to urinate
  • Urethritis: A discharge from the urethra, redness around the opening of the urethra, frequent urination, vaginal discharge. Partners of people with urethritis that comes from a sexually transmitted disease often will not have any symptoms.
  • Vaginitis: Pain, soreness or itching in the vagina, an abnormal or foul-smelling vaginal discharge or odor, pain or discomfort during sexual intercourse

Medical advice for Painful Urination (Dysuria)

  • See your doctor immediately if you have dysuria along with fever, frequent urination, the urgent need to urinate, abdominal pain, back pain or other symptoms of a urinary tract infection. See your doctor immediately if you have blood in the urine or dysuria together with any abnormal vaginal or urethral discharge.

Risk factors of Painful Urination (Dysuria)

Treatment for Painful Urination (Dysuria)

  • Treatment of dysuria depends on its cause

Self-care for Painful Urination (Dysuria)

  • To help prevent dysuria caused by cystitis or pyelonephritis drink several glasses of water each day to flush out your urinary tract. Women should clean from front to back after having a bowel movement and urinate after sexual intercourse to flush bacteria from the bladder.
  • To prevent dysuria caused by irritation, women should keep the genital area clean and dry; change tampons and sanitary napkins frequently, and avoid using irritating soaps. To avoid irritation in female children, wash girls thoroughly but gently after playing in the sand and be wary of extended play in wet swimsuits, all of which can lead to irritation and redness of the vulva (vulvitis).
  • To help prevent dysuria caused by sexually transmitted diseases, you can avoid sex or have a sexual relationship with one uninfected person. If you have more than one sex partner, or if you think your partner could be infected, use latex condoms during sexual

Investigations Painful Urination (Dysuria)

  • Women – Pelvic Exam
  • Men – Digital Rectal Exam
  • Urine Test
  • Blood Test
Painful Urination
Painful Urination (Dysuria)