Dysuria (Pain with Urinating)
What is Dysuria?
Dysuria is the medical term used to describe pain or burning when urinating (peeing) or having trouble urinating. You can have dysuria when you have a urinary tract infection (UTI) or inflammation. It can be caused by some chemotherapies or radiation therapy when the treatment area includes the ureters, bladder or urethra.
How is dysuria managed?
Dysuria can be managed by:
- Drinking more water.
- Treatment of an infection if you have one.
When should I call my care team?
If you are having pain or trouble urinating, contact your care provider. Your care team will be able to work with you to figure out what is causing it and what treatment you need.
American Family Physician. Dysuria: Evaluation and Differential Diagnosis in Adults. 2015. Found at: https://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/1101/p778.html
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