Pain or burning when urinating can be caused by a variety of medical conditions, one of the most common being a urinary tract infection (UTI). A UTI occurs when bacteria enter the urinary tract, which includes the urethra, bladder, ureters, and kidneys.
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Most of the time, the bacteria come from the gut and travel through the urethra, the tube that carries urine from the bladder to the outside of the body.
UTIs can affect different parts of the urinary tract and have different names depending on where they are located. One of the most common conditions is cystitis, an infection of the bladder. It is characterized by pain or burning when urinating, frequent urination, and the urge to urinate after urinating.
In some cases, symptoms may be due to urethritis (urethral infection). In addition to painful urination, men may also experience abnormal discharge from the penis and pain in the genital area.
Also, pyelonephritis (a type of kidney infection) may develop. In addition to painful urination, fever, pain in the sides or lower back, and general malaise may also be present.
Other possible causes of pain or burning when urinating
If you experience pain or burning when urinating, it is important to seek medical attention, as some of these symptoms may worsen if not treated properly.
In most cases, a doctor will conduct an examination and, if necessary, laboratory tests to determine the cause and prescribe appropriate treatment. Apart from, Drinking plenty of fluids and urinating frequently can help reduce irritation and facilitate recovery.
If you experience pain or burning while urinating, it’s important to take steps to relieve symptoms and seek medical attention if necessary.
Steps to Relieve Symptoms of Painful Urination
It is important that you do not ignore urinary symptoms, as they may indicate an infection or a medical problem that needs attention. With prompt diagnosis and treatment, most conditions that cause painful or burning urination can be successfully treated and improve quickly.
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