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Dysuria

 

Dysuria is a condition of painful urination.

Causes

  • Urinary tract infection
  • Sexually transmitted diseases
  • Gall bladder or kidney stones
  • Cancer
  • Certain medications
  • Urethral damage during intercourse or other physical activities like cycling

Symptoms

  • Burning pain while urinating
  • Broken flow or slowness while urinating
  • Increased frequency of urination but decreased volume
  • Blood in urine
  • Painful sexual intercourse

Treatment

  • Antibiotics in case of bacterial infection
  • Treatment of the underlying cause

Prevention

  • Practicing safe sex
  • Wearing loose clothes
  • Maintaining adequate genital hygiene
  • Changing tampons and sanitary napkins at appropriate intervals