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Painful Urination After Swimming
Chlorine, Dehydratio: Sometimes, rigorous swimming will dehydrate you and increase your body temperature. The chlorine can also irritate your local skin if you are sensitive. So, some people will have burning for a few hours after swimming. Sometimes you may be unlucky, when you swim in public pools that are crowded, you may get an infection. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
The high end of. ..: 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. ...Read more
Specify... please...: The specifics & sequence of events in this question are unclear to deduce a proper answer. However, I just wonder which one came first, that is, sex led to painful urination and later painful sex or sex exaggerates both already painful sex and urination. To get things done correctly, follow instructions in http://www. Formefirst. Com/eNewsletter06.html. More on UTI & voiding? See HOME of the Site. ...Read more
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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Many possibilities: Too many possibilities to enumerate. See a urologist for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more
Infection: That is in and of itself diagnostic of infection. ...Read more
Depends: Usually an uncomplicated bladder infection is easily treated with a short course of antibiotics. For long term pain, you really need an exam to screen for scarring, polyps, or resistant infections. It's usually a quick visit. Pyridium (phenazopyridine) can be added short term to numb your bladder until your infection is treated. ...Read more
What's the cause of occasional painful urination with the pain occurring on one side of the vaginal wall?
Ulcer or Sore: You may have an ulcer or a sore on one side of your vaginal opening. When the urine stream touches it, it may give you pain or burning sensation. Please get checked. Some women have vulvar itching on one side of the labia from a yeast infection or allergy and the scratching on it causes raw areas. When the urine touches it, you get pain on one side. Good Luck. ...Read more
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
Moderate concern: While even a "mild" urinary tract infection can have severe symptoms, there are many potential causes of infection, including usual and unusual bacteria, yeast, stds, and even other organisms. While many resolve on their own, depending upon associated medical conditions, sexual activity, age, immune status, medication use, and other factors, each case should be evaluated if it persists. ...Read more
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