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What can cause urethral pain/discomfort?

What can cause urethral pain/discomfort?

UTI: The most common cause of this burning would be a urinary tract infection. You should see your doctor for a urine culture and you may need to be started on antibiotics for this. ...Read more

Urethra (Definition)

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


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Can endometriosis cause urethral pain and burning?

Can endometriosis cause urethral pain and burning?

Possibly: If your endometriosis/uterine tissue expanded all the way to your bladder and caused it to tug, that could explain some issues. Check your urine to make sure it is not an infection. If negative see your doctor for more answers. ...Read more

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Can spermicidallubricant cause urethral pain during urination?

Can spermicidallubricant cause urethral pain during urination?

Yes: This not an uncommon complaint. If it does not improve after the first couple voids you should be concerned about infection. ...Read more

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What could cause severe urethral and urinal pain?

What could cause severe urethral and urinal pain?

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

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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

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 more

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Treatments for really bad urethral pain?

Treatments for really bad urethral pain?

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

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I am experiencing urethral pain. The following also describes me: Pain during sex. What should I do?

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

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Is bladder & urethral pain after a C-section normal?

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

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How do I relieve urethral pain from having a cystoscopy? It hurts and burn. Pharmacy is closed so I can't get my meds

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

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Can perineum-urethral pain be symptoms of prostatitis, even when digital rec. Exam, ultrasnd with urinalysis show nothing. What tests 4 confirmation?

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

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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?

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

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I have IC, feel my symptoms worse last weeks, I went to doc had cloudy urine. She gave me 3 day cipro (ciprofloxacin). I have a lot of urethral pain. Cloudy meaning?

I have IC, feel my symptoms worse last weeks, I went to doc had cloudy urine. She gave me 3 day cipro (ciprofloxacin). I have a lot of urethral pain. Cloudy meaning?

IC: Hello, Although cloudy urine typically indicates UTI, it definitely also occurs with interstitial cystitis. I hope you are under the care of a urologist for your IC. Best wishes to you for coping with IC. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can pain/irritation in the clitoral region radiate and feel like urethral pain? No uti, no std's, but irritated and wonder

Sure: Pain and irritation of the genitals often radiates to the surrounding tissue. The next step is a pelvic exam. This way a proper diagnosis can be made and the appropriate therapy prescribed. ...Read more

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Urethral pain before period? No UTI hip, urinary frequency. I have pcos, hormones?

Urethral pain before period? No UTI hip, urinary frequency. I have pcos, hormones?

May need uro/gyn ck: You may have a better diagnosis from a uro/gynecologist, who can test if your have urethral spasm, and if it's hormonally related or not, if it's a consistent monthly finding with your pcos. Good that you don't have uti, or urinary frequency with this. ...Read more

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Urethral Pain (Definition)

Pain one experiences while urinating typically described ...Read more