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Dysuria (cont.)

Dysuria Treatment

The most common cause of dysuria is a urinary tract infection. Infections are treated with antibiotics. Based on the current pattern of urinary tract infections in your community, your health-care professional will chose the optimal medication. If a culture indicates that bacteria are present that are resistant to the initial antibiotic, your doctor might change the medication once the results of the culture are known.

If the cause of the dysuria is not infectious, your health-care professional may order further tests and treatments.

Self-Care at Home

Dysuria usually requires an evaluation by a health-care professional and should not be treated without medical supervision.


Your medical professional will chose the optimal medication for your condition. If it is an infection, an antibiotic will be prescribed and you should take the full course of the medication, even if you feel better.

Pain medication is sometimes given in the form of a general analgesic or a specific product that will numb the pain in the urinary tract. It is important to follow the instructions for these products closely.

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 9/3/2015

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