Pain or discomfort during urination

Symptoms of Dysuria

The following features are indicative of Dysuria:
  • burning with urination

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Common Causes of Dysuria

The following are the most common causes of Dysuria:
  • urinary tract infection
  • cystitis
  • genital herpes
  • gonorrhea
  • Kidney infection
  • kidney stones
  • sexually transmitted diseases
  • vaginitis
  • yeast infection

Risk Factors for Dysuria

The following factors may increase the likelihood of Dysuria:
  • suppressed immune system
  • sexual activity
  • menopause

Prevention of Dysuria

Yes, it may be possible to prevent Dysuria. Prevention may be possible by doing the following:
  • drink plenty of liquids, especially water
  • change birth control method
  • empty bladder soon after intercourse
  • wipe from front to back

Occurrence of Dysuria

Number of Cases

The following are the number of Dysuria cases seen each year worldwide:
  • Very common > 10 Million cases

Common Age Group

Dysuria can occur at any age.

Common Gender

Dysuria can occur in any gender.

Lab Tests and Procedures for Diagnosis of Dysuria

The following lab tests and procedures are used to detect Dysuria:
  • Computerized tomography scan: To get images of urinary tract
  • Urine test: To check the signs of the infection

Doctor for Diagnosis of Dysuria

Patients should visit the following specialists if they have symptoms of Dysuria:
  • Infectiologist
  • Urologist

Complications of Dysuria if untreated

Yes, Dysuria causes complications if it is not treated. Below is the list of complications and problems that may arise if Dysuria is left untreated:
  • kidney damage
  • sepsis
  • urethral narrowing in men

Self-care for Dysuria

The following self-care actions or lifestyle changes may help in the treatment or management of Dysuria:
  • Drink plenty of water: To dilute urine and flush out bacteria
  • Avoid alcohol: To prevent irritation to bladder
  • Use a heating pad to abdomen: To minimize bladder pressure

Last updated date

This page was last updated on 2/04/2019.
This page provides information for Dysuria.

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