Dysuria Or Painful Urination

Pelvis | Urology | Dysuria Or Painful Urination (Symptom)


The burning during urination or painful urination also called dysuria. Burning sensation when urinating can be caused by infectious diseases (including sexually transmitted infections) and non-infectious, but is most commonly due to bacterial infection of the urinary tract that affects the bladder.


It is described at the beginning of urination and other end (terminal dysuria). Dysuria is a symptom of lower urinary tract infection (cystitis and urethritis) and is sometimes accompanied by chills and fever. In men it can be produced also by benign prostatic hypertrophy or prostate cancer.

The painful voiding is almost always caused by infection or inflammation somewhere in the urinary tract. In men it is more associated with urethritis caused by gonorrhea or chlamydia painful urination. In women and girls it may be due to: changes in vaginal tissue during menopause (atrophic vaginitis), herpes infection in the genital area, irritation of vaginal tissue caused by bubble baths, perfumes or lotions, vulvovaginitis, such as thrush or other infections of the vulva or vagina.