What is Dysuria?Dysuria is the medical term for pain or discomfort when urinating. Often described as a burning sensation. Anyone, male or female, of any age can experience painful urination. It is more common in women. It is most commonly associated with urinary tract infections, which more often affect women than men.
Recovery TimeThe condition gets better within few days with a proper treatment.
DiagnosisDiagnosis is done by physical examination and medical history. A urinalysis will be done. A urine culture may be ordered. A pelvic exam and examination of vaginal fluids are necessary if a female has a vaginal discharge. Men who have discharge from the penis will need to have a urethral swab done.
FAQs prepared by doctor1. What is dysuria?
Dysuria is the medical term for pain or discomfort when urinating. It is often described as a burning sensation. Anyone, male or female, of any age can experience painful urination. It is more common in women. It is most commonly associated with urinary tract infections, which more often affect women than men.
2. What are the symptoms of dysuria?
Dysuria is usually a burning, stinging, or itching feeling while urination. People who have pain with urination also may have the urge to urinate more often.
3. What are the causes of dysuria?
Infection of the urinary tract (urethra, bladder, or kidneys) is the most common cause of dysuria. Other causes of dysuria may be sexually transmitted disease, a non-cancerous or cancerous bladder tumor, or the side effect of medications.
4. What to do when one is suffering from such condition?
The patient should not expose himself to sun or heat. Excessive perspiration takes away lot of water from the body and the urine becomes concentrated. Passage of this concentrated urine through the urinary tract causes irritation and gives rise to burning sensation. One should urinate as soon as you feel the urge to urinate to reduce the risk of infection. One shall follow proper hygiene daily. After urinating, women should dry the area from front to back. Avoid wearing tight clothes.
5. When shall one consult doctor?
One shall consult a doctor if the symptoms last for 2 days, especially if pain is associated with other symptoms like foul smelling urine, pus or blood in the urine, nausea and vomiting, fever and chills, pain in lower back and frequent chills.