Painful or frequent urination is a common problem, especially in older men. Urinary tract infections, kidney stones and prostate problems can all produce these symptoms. Frequent urination without pain also can be a side effect of certain medications, or a symptom of diabetes.
Painful urination with burning, also known as dysuria, is most often felt in the tube that carries urine out of your bladder called the urethra or the area surrounding your genitals called the perineum. Pain is often felt when you stop urinating. Painful urination with a burning sensation is usually a sign of a urinary tract infectionirritation, or inflammation of the bladder, urethra, or prostate.
The term dysuria refers to any pain or discomfort associated with urination peeing. It does not refer to urinary frequency how often you gothough disorders of frequency can often be accompanied by dysuria. Men and women of any age can experience painful urination.
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In menthe urethra is a tube that runs from the bladder through the penis. In women it runs from the bladder through the pelvis. The urethra carries urine from the bladder outside the body.
Painful urination dysuria is when you feel pain, discomfort, or burning when you urinate. The discomfort may be felt where urine passes out of the body. It may also be felt inside the body.
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