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Dr. Marcus Degraw
129 doctors shared insights

Painful Urination (Overview)

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 caution under professional objectivity.


Dr. Marcus Degraw
129 doctors shared insights

Painful Urination (Overview)

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 caution under professional objectivity.


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What does it mean to have painful urination but have no stds? I have milkly discharge when i urinate and have painful urination.

What does it mean to have painful urination but have no stds? I have milkly discharge when i urinate and have painful urination.

Painful peeing: In a woman can be bladder, or vulvar, in man, bladder, prostatic or urethral. Vaginal milky/creamy (?Odor) common trichomonas), but urethral points to urethritis - chlamydia. I'd suggest pcp or urgent care to look, culture and treat. Difficult to sort out by this method, and do not even know your gender. ...Read more

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Managing Neck Pain (Checklist)

Use pain medication as directed
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Avoid fast movements
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See your doctor if your neck pain hasn't improved in 1 week
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Can chemo for colon cancer lead to painful urination (blood tests ruled out uti)? And advice to treat the pain?

Best is : To discuss with your oncologist regarding any known side effects of the chemo drugs being used. Pain could be related to your prior colon surgery also so a meeting with the surgeon would be reasonable as well. With no more information it is difficult to give you any more detailed answer. ...Read more

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On Zoloft (sertraline) for 4 months... Noticing painful urination, significant hair loss, migraines and easy bruising?

On Zoloft (sertraline) for 4 months... Noticing painful urination, significant hair loss, migraines and easy bruising?

Side effects: Speak to your prescriber about these issues. There may be an alternative medication with fewer potential side effects. ...Read more

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Managing Knee Pain (Checklist)

Try to determine the cause
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Write down severity, duration, location (front/back of knee, etc.)
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If swollen, ice the knee with a bag of ice, bag of frozen peas, etc.
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See a doctor
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Bloody urine with some clots, painful urination. All went away after treatment on bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim). Lab report not in. Is this likely UTI or bladder cancer?

Bloody urine with some clots, painful urination.  All went away after treatment on bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim). Lab report not in. Is this likely UTI or bladder cancer?

UTI: Although statistically, hematuria in this setting is most likely due to cystitis/uti, i would still recommend cystoscopy and upper tract imaging to rule out other more serious causes especially if there is not a strongly positive urinerr culture. ...Read more

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Can antibiotics cure painful urination and prostatitis?

Can antibiotics cure painful urination and prostatitis?

Yes: Antibiotics and analgesics/anti-inflmmatory medications are the mainstay of treatment initially for prostatitis and bladder infections. If caught and treated early, the cure rate is very high. If left untreated for a prolonged period of time, it can progress to chroinc prostatitis. ...Read more

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Managing Pain from Cancer (Checklist)

Ask oncologist to refer you to cancer pain specialist
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Ask pain specialist about both interventional and medication options
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If pancreatic cancer, ask about a celiac plexus block
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If neuropathy, request trial of ketamine-based topical creams
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For about 3 weeks now i've had painful urination. I get a burning sensation only after i urinate. Tried different antibiotics nothing seems to work.

For about 3 weeks now i've had painful urination. I get a burning sensation only after i urinate. Tried different antibiotics nothing seems to work.

See urologist...: Clinically, you have received more than enough antibiotics for urethritis. Now, it's the time for you to collect and record the detailed feature and degree of all your related symptoms with their sequence of events, and bring those to see urologist who usually can provide you a reasonable advice on what makes sense for your condition and offer the next step of care. Best wish ... Always. ...Read more

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What can cause painful urination?

What can cause painful urination?

Many things: A number of things can cause painful urination. A bladder infection, interstitial cystitis, a vaginal infection, or atrophic vaginitis can all cause painful urination. An evaluation typically begins with a history of the problem, a physical exam and a simple urinalysis. ...Read more

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Living with Ongoing Pain (Checklist)

Be sure correct diagnosis is made
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Only go to a pain physician trained to treat chronic pain
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Continue to look for more therapies that might be right for you
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Keep moving. Do not let pain sideline you. Pain will only get worse.
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What could cause painful urination?

This can be from : Bladder infection sexually transmitted disease in men or women; and prostatis in men. U/a, culture helps define, or emoiric treatment. W/u if recurrent. ...Read more

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Painful urination but no other symptoms?

UTI: Painful urination is most often due to a bladder infection. Sometimes a urethral infection from a sexually transmitted disease is also a cause. Start with a urine test, and if it is consistent with a UTI then antibiotics will resolve it. If you have any vaginal discharge then you should also have tests for stds. ...Read more

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Managing Chronic Pelvic Pain (Checklist)

office evaluation
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pelvic exam
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ultrasound
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Is painful urination in the morning normal?

Is painful urination in the morning normal?

No: This is not normal. You should see the urologist for examination of your urinating pattern and for testing of the prostate and urine. ...Read more

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Managing Back Pain (Checklist)

Lose weight
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Reduce stress by moving gracefully with tai chi, yoga, or dance
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Increase flexibility with gentle exercises and/or physical therapy
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Gradually increase muscle tone and strength to support your back
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What can cause painful urination on a child?

What can cause painful urination on a child?

Pain on Urination: We do see bladder infections in children. More common in young girls than boys. Boys will sometimes have a valve that prevents the bladder from emptying fully. Any irritation to the bladder wall can cause pain on urination. Sometimes it difficult to tell if they are irritated by urinating or if it is something else is going on in the general area. Time to see your doctor. ...Read more

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What does it mean if I have painful urination?

Many possibilities: Often but not always associated with an infection; can be bladder, kidney, vagina, prostate, testicular or limited to the urethra. Some std's can cause this as well as trauma, sexual activity and even vigorous athletics. A few drugs and herbs can cause urinary discomfort, and rarely obstruction. If associated with blood, foul odor or air passage, or if persisturgent medical evaluation is advised. ...Read more

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Dr. James Lin
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Pain On Urination (Definition)

Pain on urination = dysuria ...Read more


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