Painful urination or dysuria can be caused by a number of factors. In general, it is described as a stinging sensation when urinating. Treatment is going to depend on the cause of the symptom. In certain cases, home remedies may be used effectively.
Dysuria can affect both men and women, at any age.
Painful Urination Causes
Here are some of the possible causes of dysuria.
- Kidney Stones
- Urethral Stricture
- Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH), prostatic enlargement.
- Prostate Tumors or Growths.
- Urinary Tract Infections
- Prostatitis or infection of the prostate gland.
- Sexually Transmitted Diseases; these can include the following:
- Hemorrhagic cystitis
- Urinary Schistosomiasis
- Medications, this can include drugs like:
- Anticholinergic Dugs
- Irritants, some of the irritants that can lead to painful urination, these can include:
- Body soap
- Laundry detergent
- Tampons, sanitary pads
Symptoms Associated With Dysuria
Here are some of the symptoms that may be associated with painful urination.
- Fever. In severe infections a patient may also experience chills.
- Frequent Urge to Urinate.
- Pink-Tinged Urine. This is a result of blood mixing in with the urine and is common in cases with kidney stones and sometimes with severe cases of infection, like with pyelonephritis.
- Cloudy Urine. This may be associated with the presence of pus in the urine.
Painful Urination Treatment
Treating this condition is going to depend on what is actually causing it. Some of the expected treatment options can include the following:
- Antibacterial Drugs. This is given to patients who are experiencing UTI or other sexually transmitted infections.
- Pain Medication. This may be given to clients who have infections, those suffering from kidney stones, stricture, tumor, cancers, and other problems.
- Surgery. This may be necessary for people who are having issues with kidney stones, BPH, cancer, and tumors.
Painful Urination Home Remedies
Conventional treatment may be necessary for most cases of painful urination. Here are some home remedies that patients can use. These are most ideal for patients who are dealing with infections.
- Increase fluid intake. This is ideal for patients who have urinary tract infections as it can help flush out bacteria. However, it may not be ideal for patients who have BPH and other structure issues.
- Drinking cranberry or blueberry juice. These are acidic juices that can help deal with urinary tract infections.