Dysuria Symptoms: Causes, Types, Treatments and Home Remedies
Dysuria is not a clinical diagnosis; it indicates a symptom of a primary health issue. The discomfort is felt when the urine passes out of the body. The pain is experienced within the body too.
It is a very clinical presentation in primary care. Any individual including children can experience painful urination, irrespective of gender, but it’s more common in women.
The ICD-10-CM Code for dysuria is R30. 0
Dysuria in women
Dysuria in men
Generally, the symptoms in men observed are
- Burning pain with urination
- Penis discharge
- Itching, tenderness, or swelling in the penis or groin
- Pain during sex or masturbation
- Blood in the urine (hematuria) or semen (hemospermia)
Primarily, painful urination is felt at the beginning or after a person urinates. When pain occurs at the start of urination then it mostly indicates urinary tract infection (UTI). Pain after urination indicates trouble with the bladder or prostate.
Painful symptoms in women can be inner or outer. When pain occurs outside the vaginal area then it is due to inflammation or sensitive skin irritation. Pain experienced internally signifies a urinary tract infection (UTI).
Some of the common symptoms of dysuria include
- Painful urination or discomfort during urination
- A strong, sudden feeling to urinate
- Strain while urinating
- Urinary incontinence
- Different urine color and/or smell
- Bladder infection (cystitis)
- Interstitial cystitis
- Bladder and kidney stones
- Bladder cancer
- Acute and subclinical pyelonephritis
- Vaginal infection
- Urinary tract infection
- Urethral diverticulum
- Genital herpes
- Burning vulvar syndrome
- Chronic bacterial prostatitis
- Prostate disease
- Sexually transmitted diseases(STDs)
- Cancer treatment (chemotherapy or radiation therapy)
- Chemical irritation
- Frequent urination due to certain health problems
- Diet - spicy or acidic foods, carbonated drinks, caffeine, and alcohol
- Antibiotics are used for bacterial infections (STDs, UTIs, bladder infections).
- Antifungal drugs to cure vaginal yeast infections.
- Skin inflammation is treated by identifying the cause of the irritant.
- Dysuria because of a bladder or prostate medical condition is managed by addressing the specific health problem.
Dysuria treatment at home
Frequently Asked Questions:
Dysuria can exist for a few days, but in some cases, they stay longer depending on the cause.
The most common source of dysuria is an infection, mainly cystitis.
Dysuria should be treated on time to avoid any further serious health problems.
UTIs are often seen in pregnancy. It’s not an emergency in pregnant women but should be treated with antibiotics that are safe to use.
Dysuria is painful urination or a feeling of discomfort while urinating. Usually, it means urinary tract infection (UTI), but there may be many other causes. UTI is not a symptom, but it’s an infection.
- Medical history
- Physical examination
- Urine analysis
- Urine microscopic examination
- Urine culture
- Vaginal or urethral smears/pH
- Ultrasound examination of kidneys and ureter
- A cystoscopy
- An intravenous pyelogram (IVP)
- Painful urination not going away
- Drainage or discharge from penis or vagina
- Foul-smelling or cloudy urine
- Blood in the urine (hematuria)
- Passing of bladder or kidney stone
Yes, it can be cured by using prescribed medicines and adopting good lifestyle habits.