Painful Urination? Here’s Why It Might Be Happening

By ChemistsWorld On 19 Sep 2018

A variety of conditions can cause painful urination (dysuria) in the individuals. In women, the urinary tract infections are a most common cause of the painful urination. In men, and certain prostate conditions and urethritis are the most frequent causes of painful urination.

External factors and medical conditions that can cause painful urination include:

  • Bladder stones
  • Chlamydia trachomatis
  • Cystitis
  • Genital herpes
  • Drugs that are used in the treatment of the cancer patients and have a bladder infection as one of the side-effects
  • Gonorrhea
  • Kidney stones
  • Prostatitis
  • Having a recent urinary tract procedure been performed, including the use of urological instruments for treatment or testing.

When should you visit a doctor?
One must visit a doctor if they notice any one of the following problems:

  • The painful urination persists
  • The urine is cloudy or foul-smelling, or you observe blood in the urine
  • If someone is suffering from fever
  • There is a discharge or drainage from the vagina or the penis

If a women is pregnant, she must let her doctor know if she suffers with some problem during urination.

Once you visit the doctor, he may ask you several questions like the color of the urine, amount of the urine, if there is any pus or blood in the urine. Do not hesitate to answer any of these questions. It is because of these questions that the doctor will be able to perform certain tests and provide you with the right medication for the painful urination problem.