If you are experiencing burning or discomfort while you urinate, this is known as dysuria. This condition is typically felt in the urethra (tube that carries urine from the bladder to the outside of the body) or in the perineum (area between the genitals and anus).
There are a number of conditions and factors that can contribute to dysuria, such as:
- Bladder stones
- Cystitis (inflammation of the bladder)
- Certain medicines used to treat cancer
- Having recently undergone a surgical procedure or test that involves the urinary tract
- Kidney infection
- Kidney stones
- Soaps or perfumes to which your body is negatively reacting
- Urethral stricture
- Urinary tract infection (UTI)
- Vaginal yeast infection
- Vaginitis (inflammation of the vagina)
- Various sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), including chlamydia, genital herpes, or gonorrhea
Signs and symptoms of dysuria are burning, irritation, and discomfort when urinating. The urologic experts at the University of Miami Health System can help you find relief.
Your doctor may prescribe medicines – such as an antibiotic medicine – to treat the underlying cause of your dysuria.
If your doctor suspects fragranced soaps, detergents, or perfumes may be causing the dysuria, you should switch to hypoallergenic, fragrance-free soaps.
Your urologist will perform a comprehensive physical exam – including gathering a medical history – in order to diagnose dysuria.
Your urologist may order a urine culture to check for infection or blood related to your dysuria.
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