Dysuria refers to painful urination, and it’s a condition that makes daily activities extremely uncomfortable for men and women of all ages. This condition is usually a result of a UTI, but it can have a number of different causes. If you think you might have dysuria, schedule a consultation with your vConfidence Certified Doctor to find relief.
What is Dysuria?
Simply put, dysuria is painful urination or a burning sensation when you urinate. It is a relatively common condition that affects men and women of all ages. However, it is more common in women and older men.
The severity can vary, and severe cases can create a significant loss in a person’s quality of life. The pain and discomfort are troublesome, and the condition can be embarrassing. In certain situations, the problem can even interfere in personal relationships or going through day-to-day activities.
Causes of Dysuria
There are a number of things that can cause dysuria:
- Urinary Tract Infection
- Yeast Infection
- Sexually Transmitted Disease
- Kidney Stones
- Interstitial cystitis
- Irritation of the urethra
- Horseback riding or bicycling
Urinary tract infections are the most common cause of dysuria, but the wide range of possible causes means that any person with symptoms should go to a doctor immediately to determine the cause. Once the accurate cause is determined, you and your vConfidence Certified Doctor can create a plan for you to find relief from your condition.
First, your doctor will ask about your individual condition. Tell your doctor if there was any trauma, when the condition happened, and whether you noticed the symptoms suddenly or whether they gradually got worse with time. Does this happen every time you urinate or sporadically? Next, your doctor will perform an abdominal and gynecological examination. After this a urine dipstick test can be used to detect any abnormal levels of bacteria which would be indicative of a UTI.
Treatment usually includes antibiotics to cure the UTI that may be the underlying cause of the dysuria. Your vConfidence Certified Doctor may also suggest laser therapy to relieve the pain. The laser is painless, and it stimulates the vaginal area to regenerate collagen. The increase in collagen will increase lubrication and elasticity which will make urination easier. The treatments only take about ten minutes, and patients generally require three sessions over a week to complete the process.
Contact your local vConfidence Certified doctor in Baltimore, MD to schedule a consultation and learn more about dysuria treatment.
Dr. Maria Canter is a board certified and vConfidence Certified Doctor in Baltimore, MD who specializes in female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery. She enjoys the opportunity to help women with their personal needs, and she does everything she can to produce results with noninvasive treatments.