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  • Burning sensation when passing urine

  • Pain at the beginning of urination

  • Burning pain when urinating

  • It hurts when I start urinating

  • Burning when passing urine

  • Burning when I pass urine

  • Painful when urinating

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Content updated on May 23, 2022


Dysuria describes a painful sensation with urination usually felt in the urethra (the tube carrying urine out of the bladder) or the area around the genitals. This pain is often described as burning or a discomfort.

When to See a Doctor

Seek professional care if you experience any of the following symptoms

  • Abdominal pain

  • Sensation of incomplete voiding

  • Urinary frequency

  • Gross hematuria

  • Fever

Possible Causes

  • Chronic pyelonephritis

    A type of urinary tract infection, characterized by repeated and chronic bacterial infection of the kidneys.

  • Trichomoniasis

    Infection of the vagina by a parasite called Trichomonas. The disease is sexually transmitted, but does not cause any symptoms in men.

  • Cystitis

    A type of urinary tract infection, caused by bacterial infection of the bladder.

  • Pollakiuria

  • Prostate cancer
  • Interstitial cystitis
  • Chlamydia infection

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Questions your doctor may ask about this symptom

Your doctor may ask these questions to check for this symptom

  • Do you feel pain when passing urine?

  • Do you have pain when you start passing urine?

  • Have you been passing urine more often?

  • Do you have painful urination and passing less urine?

  • Do you have a fever?

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