When You Have Painful Urination and Burning (Dysuria)
Urethral Pain: Causes, Treatment, When to See a Doctor
Stinging when urinating is a broad term that describes discomfort during urination. This stings may come from the bladder, urethra, or perineum. The urethra is tube that carries urine beyond your body. In men, the area between the scrotum and the anus is known as the perineum. In women, the perineum is the area in between the anus and the opening of the vagina. Stinging during urination is very common.
What Causes Painful Urination?
Painful urination with burning, also known as dysuria, is most often felt in the tube that carries urine out of your bladder called the urethra or the area surrounding your genitals called the perineum. Pain is often felt when you stop urinating. Painful urination with a burning sensation is usually a sign of a urinary tract infection , irritation, or inflammation of the bladder, urethra, or prostate. In women, it is most likely a urinary tract infection. If you feel severe pain just as you stop urinating, your bladder is probably the source of the problem.
The term dysuria refers to any pain or discomfort associated with urination peeing. It does not refer to urinary frequency how often you go , though disorders of frequency can often be accompanied by dysuria. Men and women of any age can experience painful urination.