Friday, January 01, 2016

Dysuria means pain with urination. The most common causes of dysuria are infections, such as bladder infections or urinary tract infections.

Dr. Edward Hill tells us more about dysuria in todays 60 Second Housecall.

Dr. Hill:

Dysuria is the feeling of pain, burning or discomfort upon urination. Although dysuria frequently indicates the presence of a urinary tract infection, it can have a variety of causes.

In women, vaginal infections are a common cause. In men, prostate infections can cause it. In both men and women, sexually transmitted infections can cause it.

Sometimes using soaps, spermicides or lotions can cause irritation and pain. There are many other less common causes.

Men who have dysuria should see their doctor. Women who have fever, back pain, vaginal discharge, or irritation or sores in the vaginal area should see their doctor.

Women with mild dysuria can first try drinking extra water to flush the urinary system. Taking an anti-inflammatory medicine may help. There are also medicines just for bladder pain.

Women should see their doctor if dysuria continues, if symptoms are severe, or if fever or other symptoms of a more serious infection develop. Some patients may need to see a urologist or gynecologist.

For North Mississippi Medical Center, Im Dr. Edward Hill.