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Dysuria is pain felt during urination. It is often described as a burning. Read on to learn more about this problem and how it can be treated.
Possible causes include:
Infection with a bacteria or virus. This can be a urinary tract infection (UTI). Or it may be a sexually transmitted infection (STI).
Sensitivity or allergy to chemicals. These chemicals are found in lotions and other products.
Prostate or bladder problems
Radiation therapy to the pelvic area
Your health care provider will examine you. He or she will ask about your symptoms and health. After talking with you and performing a physical exam, your health care provider may know what is causing your dysuria. He or she may also request that a urine test be done. involves taking a sample of your urine. This sample is then looked at under a microscope. If this test doesn’t give enough information, more tests may need to be done. Your health care provider will tell you more about these if they are needed.
Treatment depends on the cause. If you have a bacterial infection, you may need antibiotics. You may be given medications to help relieve swelling and pain. Your health care provider can tell you more about your treatment options. Untreated, symptoms may get worse.
Fever of 100.4°F (38°C) or higher
No improvement after three days of treatment
Trouble urinating because of pain
New or increased discharge from the vagina or penis
Rash or joint pain
Increased back or abdominal pain
Enlarged painful lymph nodes (lumps) in the groin