Dysuria is painful urination. This pain, discomfort or burning sensation during urination is actually a common problem.
Dysuria’s burning pain is often caused by some sort of infection, but not always. Potential causes for your painful, burning urination are:
- ovarian cyst
- kidney stone
- genital herpes
- bladder stones
- prostate cancer
- kidney infection
- bladder infection
- enlarged prostate
- interstitial cystitis
- contact dermatitis
- urinary tract infection
- vaginal yeast infection
- schistosomiasis ~ parasite infection
You need to contact your doctor if:
- notice blood in your urine
- drainage, discharge present
- pregnant and experiencing dysuria
- painful, burning urination lasts longer than 24 hours
If a urinary tract infection, gonorrhea or chlamydia is the likely cause for your burning dysuria, appropriate antibiotics may be prescribed ahead of lab test confirmation.
Maintain a healthy flush, from your kidneys down through your urethra, with regular hydration breaks or a water sipping habit. And please help keep our planet healthy by recycling or reusing your H20 bottles.