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Dr. Marcus Degraw
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Painful Urination (Definition)

Painful urination is the high end of urethral discomfort at voiding, which may result from UTI, STD-related urethritis, stone passage, aftereffect of transurethral procedures, but with widely variable expression & intensity reflecting personal tolerance & coping ability. So, interpreting it with ...Read more


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Can I have a UTI without painful urination?

Yes: Utis do not always have to be painful; they can cause a variety of symptoms including urgency, frequency, small amounts of blood in urine (which must always be investigated), or no symptoms at all. A urinalysis and urine culture will determine whether you need treatment depending on your circumstances (pregnant or not, male or female). ...Read more

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What to do if I have a UTI without painful urination?

What to do if I have a UTI without painful urination?

No pain: A urinary tract infection that does not have pain is usually treated in the same was as if there was pain. Both would require antibiotics to clear the infection if it is bacterial in nature. ...Read more

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Every few months 3 y/o sons uncircumcised penis red swollen painful. No uti. Painful urination only sometimes. Dr says trying to retract and normal. ?

Every few months 3 y/o sons uncircumcised penis red swollen painful. No uti. Painful urination only sometimes. Dr says trying to retract and normal. ?

Balantitis: This can be a mild infection around the rim of the head of the penis where the smegma forms called balantitis. I is not normal, and if it persists needs to be evaluated by a physician. The foreskin generally retracts on it own by age 4 without pain and drama. ...Read more

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My 2 yr old daughter is having painful urination after swimming in a pool also. She also has had uti's 3 times. Is it safe for her to continue weekly?

My 2 yr old daughter is having painful urination after swimming in a pool also. She also has had uti's 3 times.  Is it safe for her to continue weekly?

Is your question: whether or not it's safe for her to swim weekly? Have her UTI's been related to her swimming? If not, it's certainly safe for her to swim. Make sure she's changing out of her wet bathing suit as soon as possible after swimming. Being in the wet suit will not cause an infection, but can cause irritation, which can cause symptoms like a UTI.Please contact her pediatrician to discuss further. ...Read more

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Taking cipro (ciprofloxacin) for uti. Painful urination gone but still having back pain. Should I go back to the dr or to the er?

Back pain, UTI: Probably not related to UTI. Could be as simple as back strain or muscle spasms or if pain more localized, severe and radiating in the groin consider the possibility of a stone. Especially in the absence of a fever. If you have not been seen and evaluated, I would recommend you see your PCP to determine the cause ...Read more

Urinary Tract Infection (Definition)

A urinary tract infection, also known as an UTI, may involve the kidney, ureter, bladder, or urethra. A common cause is an intestinal bacteria, E. coli. Common symptoms include a frequent urge to urinate, and pain or burning when urinating. Antibiotics are typically ...Read more


Dr. Martin Raff
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Urinary Tract Infections (Definition)

A urinary tract infection (often called UTI) is most commonly caused by bacteria and usually refers to an infection in the bladder. Not all bacteria that grows from the urine represents an infection, so the need for antibiotics is determined by your ...Read more