What Could Be Causing My Painful Urination?
Emptying the bladder is something most of us don’t have to think much about – until there’s something wrong. One of the most common complaints about urination is acute or ongoing dysuria, or painful urination, which can be caused by a wide range of issues. The best way to determine what’s causing your dysuria and to get the rapid relief you deserve is to visit Kasraeian Urology in Jacksonville, FL for an evaluation by either of our board-certified urologists, Dr. Ahmad Kasraeian and Dr. Ali Kasraeian. Below, you’ll find helpful information regarding the potential causes of burning or painful urination, treatment options, and more.
Why does it hurt when I pee?
Whether you have developed a gradual pain with voiding or the sudden onset of burning with urination, it can be a frustrating and highly disruptive issue. The first step in getting relief from dysuria is to understand what’s causing your symptoms. Because there are many potential causes of dysuria, it can be difficult to do this on your own – but we can help. During your initial consultation for painful voiding in Jacksonville, FL, we will thoroughly assess your symptoms and use advanced diagnostic tools and tests to determine the cause of your dysuria. Some of the most common causes of pain or burning during urination include:
- Urinary tract infection (UTI)
- Bladder infection (cystitis)
- Kidney infection
- Kidney stone
- Prostatitis (men)
- Prostate problems (men)
- Prostate cancer (men)
When should I see a doctor for painful urination?
If your symptoms persist, if they are severe, or if they are accompanied by other symptoms – like fever, nausea, vomiting, or blood in the urine – it is important to be evaluated by a medical provider as soon as possible to prevent worsening symptoms or further complications.
How is dysuria treated?
The appropriate course of treatment for painful urination will depend on the cause of the patient’s symptoms. One of the most likely causes of acute burning and pain with urination is urinary tract infection. To evaluate for a UTI, Dr. Kasraeian may perform a urinalysis, urine culture, or PCR urine test.
With a PCR urine test, patients can receive same-day results that identify which bacteria is causing their UTI, which antibiotics will be effective in treating their UTI, and other important information that is not available with other types of UTI testing. Should a patient’s urine test come back clear, Dr. Kasraeian will evaluate for other causes of dysuria and, based on his findings, recommend the most appropriate course of action.
How can I prevent future UTIs?
If UTI is determined to be the cause of your dysuria, there are some things you can do to improve the health of your urinary tract and discourage the development of a subsequent UTI. These include:
- Drink at least 2 – 3 liters of water per day
- Drink cranberry juice regularly
- Practice proper urologic/gynecologic hygiene
- Women should wipe toilet paper from front to back
Whether your symptoms are found to be the result of a UTI or another condition, like a kidney stone, our knowledgeable team of urology experts can help you get rapid, long-lasting relief so you can get back to your daily routines.
Suspect a UTI in Jacksonville, FL? We can help
In most cases, burning with urination is something that is impossible to ignore and often becomes progressively worse. Without proper evaluation and treatment, symptoms can worsen, and more serious problems can arise. Protect your urologic health and get the comfort you deserve by calling Kasraeian Urology to schedule your private consultation for dysuria with either of our board-certified urologists, Drs. Ahmad and Ali Kasraeian, today.