Dysuria (dis-YOOR-ee-ah) is painful or difficult urination.
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Urine (pee) is stored in the bladder. When we urinate
(pee), urine exits the body through a tube called the urethra. If there's an infection
or inflammation somewhere in the urinary tract, a person might feel a burning, painful
Some causes of dysuria include kidney stones; sexually transmitted infections (STIs,
also called sexually transmitted diseases, or STDs) like genital herpes; vaginal
infections; certain medications; irritants like certain soaps or bubble baths; and
Dysuria is a fairly common condition and an isolated episode of painful urination
usually is not a cause for alarm. If it persists, is severe, or is associated with
other symptoms like fever, blood in the
urine, or vomiting, contact your doctor.
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