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Causes Of Urethral Pain
The canal through which urine exits the bladder, discharging the urine externally. In men, it is about 20-cm long with a membranous, prostatic, bulbar, and pendulous segments ending at the glans penis; it gives passage to the spermatic fluid as well as urine. In the female, the urethra is about 4 cm long & in close relation with the anterior ...Read more
Yes: This not an uncommon complaint. If it does not improve after the first couple voids you should be concerned about infection. ...Read more
Many causes.: Many things can cause dysuria, which is a pain or burning sensation during voiding. A common cause is infection: infections such as gonnorrhea or chalmydia, or urinary tract infections caused by e. Coli and others. Other causes: chemical irritation from soaps, lotions, or spermicide; vigorous sex, masturbation, & ejaculation. Seek evaluation: urine testing can reveal the diagnosis. ...Read more
I'm experiencing urethral pain and bladder pain. Frequent urination and Sudden urge to urinate. For 18 months. Not uti. Intermittent. Possible cause?
I have been suffering from urethral pain, urgency since I had a kidney stone pass 9/20/13. I fell & had a bad hip injury in october and had a cystoscope it was normal. Lots of back & hip pain. Causes
Medication: First rule out a urinary tract infection or bladder inflammation. If no infection, treatment with a medication for overactive bladder may relieve your urgency. Pyridium (phenazopyridine) is sometimes given to relieve painful urination. An orthopedic surgeon should investigate your ongoing back and hip pain looking for hairline fracture, etc. And, if indicated, ordering bone scan, ct scan, mri, etc. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Treat the cause.: The best solution is always to find and treat the cause. If it is an infection, appropriate antibiotic treatment should be started by a physician. For stones, strictures, and anatomic problems, a urologist can identify the cause and plan treatment. For symptomatic relief, anti-inflammatories such as ibuprofen, or urinary tract anesthetics like Pyridium (phenazopyridine) may help. ...Read more
I am experiencing urethral pain. The following also describes me: Pain during sex. What should I do?
UTI? STD? Herpes?: If this is recent onset, STDs could do this if you're at risk (e.g. herpes, gonorrhea, chlamydia). Or maybe a urinary tract (bladder) infection, especially if you also have urinary urgency, frequency, or pain when urinating. See a doctor soon, the earlier the better for accurate diagnosis and effective treatment. Good luck. ...Read more
Needs evaluation: 21 year old woman asking if bladder and urethral pain after a c-section is normal. The bladder is retracted during a cesarian section and the urethra is commonly instrumented as a foley catheter is passed. Thus pain may occur but can never be dismissed. Pain with urination indicates urethritis and suprapubic pain may be cystitis. DVT, PE, wound infection and UTIs after surg must be evaluated ...Read more
How do I relieve urethral pain from having a cystoscopy? It hurts and burn. Pharmacy is closed so I can't get my meds
OTC medications: There are over-the-counter (otc) meds that can be purchased such as Azo standard (phenazopyridine) or Pyridium that can ease the burning. Note that these meds will make your urine orange and can stain things. It is also important to drink plenty of water and if possible, take nsaids like aleve with food. It should clear up in the next 12-24 hours. If it persists beyond that then contact your doctor. ...Read more
Sharp urethral pain in penis + tip, no discharge although it feels like discharging sometimes with nothing coming out. Hurts when I feel my penis.
Infection?: If you are sexually active, you need to be evaluated for an sexually transmitted infection by an physician. Take care. ...Read more
Can perineum-urethral pain be symptoms of prostatitis, even when digital rec. Exam, ultrasnd with urinalysis show nothing. What tests 4 confirmation?
2 vs 4 glass test: Urinalysis is not a 'gold standard' for prostatitis - the 2 and 4 glass test is very useful, and measures urinary bacteria levels from 4 points during a single voided specimen 1) first urine =urethral 2) second urine = bladder 3) post- prostate massage urine = prostatic sample, and 4) second post-prostate massage urine = prostatic sample ...Read more
Had urethral pain for 6 days but it went away. Have had tingling in belly button and tip of penis for 3 days since the pain ended. What could this be?
Maybe nothing...: Possibly urethritis (i.e. an STD), but probably not unless you also had abnormal discharge of pus or mucus. And urethritis would not be likely to clear up so quickly without treatment. Or maybe you passed a stone? Or non-STD urinary tract infection (very rare at your age). If the symptoms do not return, probably nothing need be done. But see your doctor if pain returns or other symptoms show up. ...Read more