A vConfidence certified doctor in San Diego can provide treatment for dysuria, also known as painful or difficult urination. Dysuria is usually a symptom of another problem such as a bacterial infection of the bladder or the kidneys, or inflammation of the urethra or vagina.
What is Dysuria?
Dysuria is the medical term for painful or difficult urination and it is usually a symptom of another problem. The painful urination has been described as burning, itching, or stinging and can occur before or after urination. Dysuria is primarily caused by bacteria entering the urinary tract system. The urinary tract system, meaning the parts of the body that urine must pass through to be eliminated from the body, includes two kidneys, two ureters, the bladder and the urethra system. When the lower section of the urinary tract is infected, this infection is called cystitis or a bladder infection. This kind of infection is very common in women aged 20 to 50. When the upper section of the urinary tract is infected, this infection is called pyelonephritis or a kidney infection. If the infection is in the urethra, it is called urethritis, and if it’s in the vagina, it’s called vaginitis.
What Other Symptoms May Accompany Dysuria?
Because dysuria is usually a symptom of another problem, a number of other symptoms may accompany it. These other symptoms can include: fever, cloudy, bloody or bad smelling urine, back, side, or abdominal pain, urge to urinate often but very little urine may be released, a discharge that smells bad, itching and swelling.
Dysuria Treatment in San Diego, CA
Treatment of dysuria will depend on the underlying cause of the infection. A urine sample will be cultured and the sample will also be analyzed for red and white blood cells or foreign chemicals. Antibiotics known to treat the offending bacterial organisms must be used. Analgesics, also known as painkillers, may help soothe any pain.
Contact a vConfidence certified doctor in San Diego, CA, today to diagnose and treat your dysuria.
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