What other symptoms might occur with urination pain?

Urination pain includes burning, pressure, or other types of discomfort before, during, or just after urination. Urination pain may occur in the urethra (the opening where urine leaves the body) as well as the bladder area in the lower abdomen or pelvis. Pain with urination may also occur in the flank or lower back, or a woman’s genital or vaginal area.

Urination pain may be accompanied by additional symptoms, which vary depending on the underlying disease, disorder or condition. Symptoms can be due to problems in the urinary tract (kidneys, ureters, bladder and urethra) or the reproductive system.

Symptoms that may occur with urination pain include:

Abdominal, pelvic or flank pain (along your abdomen, side or back)

  • Abnormal coloring of the urine, such as dark, tea-colored, bloody, or pink-tinged urine

  • Cloudy or foamy urine

  • Fever

  • Foul urine odor

  • Frequent urination or a decrease in urination

  • Incontinence, leaking urine, or dribbling of urine

  • Nocturia (waking up at night to urinate)

  • Pain with sex

  • Rash, irritation or lesions on the genital area

  • Unusual vaginal or penile discharge

  • Urgency (a sudden intense need to urinate)

Serious symptoms that might indicate a life-threatening condition:

In some cases, urination pain can occur with symptoms that might indicate a serious or life-threatening condition that should be immediately evaluated in an emergency setting. Seek immediate medical care (call 911) if you, or someone you are with, have any of these serious symptoms:

  • Change in level of consciousness or alertness, such as passing out or unresponsiveness

  • Change in mental status or sudden behavior change, such as confusion, delirium, lethargy, hallucinations or delusions

  • Inability to urinate or dramatic decrease in urinating

  • Severe abdominal pain or flank pain (along your abdomen, side, or lower back)

INTRODUCTION

What is urination pain?

Urination is the elimination of urine from the body and is normally a painless process. When urination occurs with pain, burning, pressure, or other types of discomfort, it is generally a symptom of an underlying disease or disorder. This can include infection, inflammation, or other conditions of the urinary tract (kidneys, ureters, bladder and urethra) or reproductive system. Urination pain i... Read more about urination painintroduction

CAUSES

What causes urination pain?

Urination pain, including burning, pressure, or other types of discomfort, is generally a symptom of an underlying disease or disorder, including infection, inflammation, or other conditions of the urinary tract (kidneys, ureters, bladder and urethra) or reproductive system.

Urination pain can be caused by:

Medical Reviewer: Cynthia Haines, MD Last Annual Review Date: Aug 11, 2013 Copyright: © Copyright 2014 Health Grades, Inc. All rights reserved. May not be reproduced or reprinted without permission from Health Grades, Inc. Use of this information is governed by the HealthGrades User Agreement.

This Article is Filed Under: Kidneys and the Urinary System


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