Painful urination also known as dysuria is any pain, discomfort, or burning sensation when urinating. A number of conditions can cause painful urination (dysuria). In women, urinary tract infections are a common cause of painful urination. In men, urethritis and certain prostate conditions are frequent causes of painful urination.
The following are the common causes of painful urination.
- Bladder stones
- Chlamydia trachomatis
- Cystitis (bladder inflammation)
- Drugs, such as those used in cancer treatment, that have bladder irritation as a side effect
- Genital herpes
- Having a recent urinary tract procedure performed, including use of urologic instruments for testing or treatment
- Kidney infection (pyelonephritis)
- Kidney stones
- Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs)
- Soaps, perfumes and other personal care products
- Urethral stricture (narrowing of the urethra)
- Urethritis (infection of the urethra)
- Urinary tract infection (UTI)
- Yeast infection (vaginal)
Multiple potential causes for this symptom exist, and many of them are treatable. People with dysuria should make their doctor aware of the symptoms that they are experiencing.
Categories: Reproductive health