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Dysuria (Painful Urination, Urination Discomfort)

Dysuria Overview

Dysuria is the feeling of pain, burning, or discomfort upon urination. Although dysuria frequently indicates the presence of a urinary tract infection (UTI), it can have a variety of causes. Dysuria should always trigger a visit to a health-care professional for evaluation and diagnosis.

Dysuria is common, accounting for a significant percentage of visits to a primary-care doctor. Symptoms occur more commonly in women, especially in young women and people who are sexually active. Most of the time, dysuria will be caused by a simple urinary tract infection, but a complete evaluation by a health-care professional is necessary for proper diagnosis, especially if the symptoms reoccur.

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 9/3/2015
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Dysuria (Urination Discomfort) Cause

Kidney Infection Symptoms

Some of the more common symptoms of kidney infection are:

  • fever and chills,
  • nausea and vomiting,
  • a burning sensation with urination (dysuria),
  • dull pain on the side or lower back pain (dull kidney pain), and dehydration.

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