Painful Urination: Normal? Consult Online Now!

Painful Urination: Normal? Consult Online Now!
Published on, 11 May, 2024. Answered by Dr. Abdelmajeed Saad and Verified by Dr.Galen Team
Patient Question

Hello Doctor,


I have trouble with peeing. It hurts my bladder badly and makes me cry. Is this normal?



Thank you for reaching out to Dr. Galen. Please find the below response to your query.


Experiencing pain while urinating, known as dysuria, is not considered normal and could indicate an underlying health problem. When you feel pain, discomfort, or a burning sensation during urination, it can be distressing and may indicate an issue with your urinary tract.


The discomfort you're feeling may be localized where urine passes out of the body, or it could be more internal, such as pain in the bladder, prostate (for men), or behind the pubic bone. These symptoms can be indicative of various conditions, and it's crucial to identify the cause for proper treatment.


One of the most common reasons for painful urination is a urinary tract infection (UTI). UTIs occur when bacteria enter the bladder or urethra, leading to an infection. In addition to UTIs, painful urination can also be caused by certain medications, vaginal infections or irritation, sensitivity to chemicals in hygiene products, sexually transmitted infections (STIs), and prostate infections in men.


To determine the exact cause of your symptoms, a thorough evaluation is necessary. This may include a urine analysis and culture, which can provide valuable information about any potential infections. Additionally, your healthcare provider may recommend an ultrasonography of the pelvis to further evaluate your urinary system.


Based on the findings from these tests, your doctor will be able to provide a comprehensive diagnosis and recommend an appropriate treatment plan. Treatment for painful urination varies depending on the underlying cause but may include antibiotics for bacterial infections, medications to alleviate discomfort, and lifestyle changes to prevent future occurrences.


I encourage you to schedule an appointment with a healthcare professional promptly. Ignoring these symptoms can lead to complications, so it's essential to address them promptly.




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