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Burning pain with urination is the most common
symptom of a urinary tract problem. As bacteria or viruses grow in the bladder,
the bladder wall becomes inflamed, causing pain when the bladder fills and
Burning pain (dysuria) can also occur if the tube that carries urine
from the bladder to the outside of the body (urethra) becomes irritated or
infected. The urethra can also be irritated by soaps, perfumes, or foreign bodies in the urethra. Sometimes painful urination is not caused by an infection, and the
cause may be hard to find.
Kidney stones can cause pain with urination
when they pass through the urethra. Treatment for painful urination depends on
Current as of:
November 20, 2015
William H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine & Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine & H. Michael O'Connor, MD - Emergency Medicine
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