Painful Urination

Painful urination (dysuria) is discomfort or burning with urination, usually felt in the tube that carries urine out of your bladder (urethra) or the area surrounding your genitals (perineum).

A number of conditions can cause painful urination. 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.

FACT: Patients with painful urination that have no blood present in urine with testing are misdiagnosed. These patients potentially have either interstitial cystitis (10%) or pelvic floor dysfunction (90%)

  • Medical conditions and external factors that can cause painful urination include:
  • 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
  • Gonorrhea
  • Having a recent urinary tract procedure performed, including use of urologic instruments for testing or treatment
  • Kidney infection (pyelonephritis)
  • Kidney stones
  • Prostatitis (infection or inflammation of the prostate)
  • 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)
  • Vaginitis
  • Yeast infection (vaginal)

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