First Aid: Pain With Urinating (Peeing)enparentshttps://kidshealth.org/EN/images/headers/P-FA-UrinationPain-enHD.jpgWhen it hurts to pee, a urinary tract infection (UTI) is usually to blame. But there are other causes. Here's what to do.urine, urination, pain, urinary system, irritation, injury, genitals, stones, minerals, urinary tract, UTI, infection, burning, stinging, bad-smelling, bloody, discolored, fever, chills, decreased appetite, decreased activity, no appetite, lethargy, lethargic, irritable, irritability, nausea, vomiting, lower back pain, abdomen, abdominal pain, wetting, bedwetting10/20/200907/10/201809/02/2019Kate M. Cronan, MD07/03/201819085bc9-3c9c-4a81-abdc-681e16669fc7https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/urination-pain-sheet.html/<p><a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/first-aid-guides.html/"><img class="right" title="Parents image" src="https://kidshealth.org/EN/images/buttons/P-firstaid-enBT.jpg" alt="First Aid" name="4990-P_FIRSTAID_ENBT.JPG" /></a></p> <p>Pain while peeing (urinating) can be caused by different things, including:</p> <ul> <li>infection in the <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/kidneys-urinary.html/">urinary tract</a></li> <li>irritation or injury of the genital area</li> <li><a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/kidney-stones.html/">stones</a>&nbsp;(small masses of minerals) in the urinary tract</li> </ul> <p><a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/urinary.html/">Urinary tract infections (UTIs)</a>&nbsp;are the most common cause of pain during peeing.</p> <h3>Signs and Symptoms</h3> <ul> <li>burning or stinging with peeing</li> <li>the urge to pee more often</li> <li>bad-smelling, bloody, or discolored pee</li> <li><a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/fever.html/">fever</a> or chills</li> <li>decreased appetite or activity</li> <li>irritability</li> <li>nausea or <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/vomit.html/">vomiting</a></li> <li>lower back pain or <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/az-symptoms-ab-pain.html/">abdominal (belly) pain</a></li> <li>wetting accidents (in potty-trained kids)</li> </ul> <h3>What to Do</h3> <ul class="kh_longline_list"> <li>Call the doctor if your child has pain while peeing or can't pee.</li> <li>Follow the doctor's treatment instructions.</li> <li>Encourage drinking lots of water and other caffeine-free liquids.</li> <li>Give <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/acetaminophen.html/">acetaminophen</a> or <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/ibuprofen.html/">ibuprofen</a> as needed for discomfort.</li> </ul> <h3>Think Prevention!</h3> <ul class="kh_longline_list"> <li>Avoid bubble baths and perfumed soaps. Wash the genital area with only mild soap or lukewarm water.</li> <li>Change soiled and very wet diapers right away.</li> <li>Remind kids to go to the bathroom often.</li> <li>Teach girls to gently wipe from front to back and make sure no tiny pieces of toilet paper get left behind.</li> <li>Sexually active teens should get tested for <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/talk-child-stds.html/">sexually transmitted diseases (STDs)</a>.</li> </ul>
A to Z: DysuriaLearn more about dysuria (or painful urination) and its treatment.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/az-dysuria.html/67999468-2e78-4e6c-9631-fa619894b605
BedwettingLots of kids wet the bed. Find out more in this article for kids.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/kids/enuresis.html/cb5c6622-7aac-4d64-910c-379f5d98cbf7
Bedwetting (Nocturnal Enuresis)Bedwetting can be embarrassing and upsetting for teens, but there are effective ways to correct the problem and scientists are constantly developing new treatments.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/teens/enuresis.html/a9892aaa-dd05-426b-8b06-85fe07d5208d
For Boys: Trouble "Down There"Boys might feel embarrassed if they get hurt or have a health problem "down there." Find out more in this article for kids.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/kids/down-there.html/9bbd10ca-1449-4bc3-a16d-f58fdc3a2e7a
Getting a Urine Test (Video)If your doctor wants a urine sample, he or she means pee. It's easy to give a sample. Watch how this test is done in this video for kids.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/kids/video-urtest.html/409712ff-7ef6-45fb-9168-853f10b0490b
Kidneys and Urinary TractThe bean-shaped kidneys, each about the size of a child's fist, are essential to our health. Their most important role is to filter blood and produce urine.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/kidneys-urinary.html/0cbf3444-1a45-4512-9af9-bc76e5592336
Movie: Urinary SystemWatch this movie about the urinary system, which produces pee.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/kids/usmovie.html/9383ee79-0d68-4e64-ab41-0680cdcac139
Quiz: Urinary SystemTake this quiz about the urinary system, the system that produces pee.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/kids/usquiz.html/df3a73a1-b7a1-46e5-a115-5d2aaf4ea8db
Recurrent Urinary Tract Infections and Related ConditionsRecurrent urinary tract infections can cause kidney damage if left untreated, especially in kids under age 6. Here's how to recognize the symptom of UTIs and get help for your child.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/recurrent-uti-infections.html/879c8981-5f68-4043-9679-090edaf99dc9
Ultrasound: Renal (Kidneys, Ureters, Bladder)A renal ultrasound makes images of your child's kidneys, ureters, and bladder. Doctors may order this test if they suspect kidney damage, cysts, tumors, kidney stones, or complications from urinary tract infections.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/renal-ultrasound.html/05b3083e-733a-40c6-9fd9-5a38877ccc4f
Urinary Tract InfectionsA urinary tract infection (UTI) is one of the most common reasons that teens visit a doctor. Learn about the symptoms of UTIs, how they're treated, and more in this article.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/teens/uti.html/a97f6174-4629-4696-b5bc-a461856cdd95
Urinary Tract Infections (UTIs)Urinary tract infections (UTIs) are common in kids. They're easy to treat and usually clear up in a week or so.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/urinary.html/6a6f9f52-f903-4360-877f-dd35d531d84f
Urine Test (Video)This video shows what it's like to get a urine test.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/teens/video-urtest.html/e3255a0d-7e93-4be5-ae30-2d4c31a7b077
Urine TestsIs your child having a urine culture or urinalysis performed? Find out why urine tests are performed, and what to expect when the doctor orders them.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/labtest7.html/d8a510e5-7cb2-4868-9e5e-02f65dfb9f45
Why Am I Getting Urinary Tract Infections?Find out what the experts have to say!https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/teens/utis.html/a94f6c10-1211-49af-a327-589ab64f15e3
Your KidneysYou need at least one kidney to live. Find out why in this article for kids.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/kids/kidneys.html/e8b731bd-422b-4032-952a-5f2223257f23
Your Urinary SystemYou pee every day, but what makes it happen? Find out in this article for kids about the urinary system.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/kids/pee.html/6715ddc0-cd8e-428a-afd4-e3e3db22267f
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