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Painful Urination: What Does It Mean?

Monday, 14 Apr 2014 01:10 AM

Painful urination is a condition in which patient feels signs of discomfort, a burning sensation, or pain while passing urine. Painful urination is a very common problem. Patients suffering from painful urination often report frequent urges to pass urine. Patients suffering from painful urination may suffer from pain behind the pubic bone, inside the body, and in the bladder or prostate. Painful irritation is also referred to as dysuria. This condition is more common in women than in men though the risk of developing urinary tract infections is equal among both senior men and women.
 
 
Signs of Painful Urination
 
The signs of pain that occurs while passing urine vary. Kidney stones are one of the factors that may increase the risk of developing urinary tract infections. Though most urinary tract infections are not serious, if the infection reaches the kidneys, this can cause serious health problems. On experiencing any signs of pain or irritation, it is advisable to immediately contact the doctor.
  • Blood in the urine is one of the signs of painful urination.
  • Drainage or discharge from the penis or vagina can be one of the signs.
  • Fever can be one of the associated signs.
  • Pregnant women often show signs of pain during urination.
Signs of painful urination may last for more than a day. Patients should contact the doctor on experiencing any such signs and symptoms. The doctors usually ask the patient if the signs include fever, flank pain, or abnormal discharge.   

 
Cause of Painful Urination
 
An inflammation or infection in the urinary tract can cause pain while passing urine. Bacterial infection is often the cause of urinary tract infection. This infection can occur in any part of the urinary tract including the kidneys or the bladder. Bacteria can infect the urinary tract through the urethra. In adults as well as in children, a bladder infection may be a possible cause of pain while passing urine.
 
The urethra is the tube carrying urine out of the body. Irritation and swelling of the urethra can cause pain while passing urine. Some other problems that can cause pain while passing urine in women are listed below:
  • Herpes infection in the genital area
  • Atrophic vaginitis
  • Vulvovaginitis
  • Irritation of the vaginal tissue
 
Perfume, bubble baths, or lotions may be possible causes of pain while passing urine. Other reasons that may cause pain while passing urine may be prostate infection or interstitial cystitis. Radiation cystitis may cause painful urination. Another cause of pain while passing urine can be a sexually transmitted infection. Some diseases including chlamydia or gonorrhea can also be the cause of painful urination.

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Painful urination includes signs of discomfort, a burning sensation, or anxiety while passing urine. It is more common in women than in men. Urinary tract infection is considered to be a major cause of painful urination. If the infection affects the kidneys, it can cause serious health problems.
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