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Kenji Taylor, MD, MSc (Family Medicine, Primary Care Physician)

Dr. Taylor is a Japanese-African American physician who grew up and was educated in the United States but spent a considerable amount of time in Japan as a college student, working professional and now father of three. After graduating from Brown, he worked in finance first before attending medical school at Penn. He then completed a fellowship with the Centers for Disease Control before going on to specialize in Family and Community Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) where he was also a chief resident. After a faculty position at Stanford, he moved with his family to Japan where he continues to see families on a military base outside of Tokyo, teach Japanese residents and serve remotely as a medical director for Roots Community Health Center. He also enjoys editing and writing podcast summaries for Hippo Education.

Nao Saito, MD

Nao Saito, MD (Urology)

After graduating from Tokyo Women's Medical University School of Medicine, Dr. Saito worked at Tokyo Women's Medical University Hospital, Toda Chuo General Hospital, Tokyo Women's Medical University Yachiyo Medical Center, and Ako Chuo Hospital before becoming Deputy Director (current position) at Takasaki Tower Clinic Department of Ophthalmology and Urology in April 2020.

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  • Hurts to pass urine with little urine

  • Painful urination and little urine

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About the Symptom

Discomfort or burning with urination, usually felt at the urethra, the tube that carries urine out of the bladder or the area surrounding the genitals. This symptom is often accompanied with a reduced amount of urine.

When to see a doctor

Seek professional care if you experience any of the following symptoms

  • Less urine with pain

Possible causes

Generally, Less urine with pain can be related to:

  • Gonorrhea

    Gonorrhea is a sexually transmitted disease caused by the N. gonorrhoeae bacteria.

  • Interstitial cystitis

    Inflammation of the bladder's muscle layers. The exact cause is unclear so other treatable possible causes like infection need to be ruled out. Since the condition can last for a long time, coping strategies are important.

  • Prostate cancer

    Prostate cancer starts in the cells of the prostate which is a gland in the male reproductive system. Men are usually diagnosed by a blood test called the PSA (Prostate Specific Antigen). When it reaches a certain value, men are usually referred to a urologist for evaluation.

  • Genital herpes
  • Cystitis
  • Herpes simplex
  • Pollakiuria
  • Hematospermia
  • Behcet's disease
  • Overactive bladder

Doctor's Diagnostic Questions

Your doctor may ask these questions to check for this symptom:

  • Are you experiencing painful urination and decreased urine output?

  • Have you had sexual intercourse with anyone other than your regular partner in the past month?

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References

  • Mehta P, Leslie SW, Reddivari AKR. Dysuria. 2023 Nov 12. In: StatPearls [Internet]. Treasure Island (FL): StatPearls Publishing; 2023 Jan–. PMID: 31751108.

    https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/31751108/#:~:text=Dysuria%20typically%20occurs%20when%20urine,a%20burning%20sensation%20during%20urination.

Reviewed By:

Kenji Taylor, MD, MSc

Kenji Taylor, MD, MSc (Family Medicine, Primary Care Physician)

Dr. Taylor is a Japanese-African American physician who grew up and was educated in the United States but spent a considerable amount of time in Japan as a college student, working professional and now father of three. After graduating from Brown, he worked in finance first before attending medical school at Penn. He then completed a fellowship with the Centers for Disease Control before going on to specialize in Family and Community Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) where he was also a chief resident. After a faculty position at Stanford, he moved with his family to Japan where he continues to see families on a military base outside of Tokyo, teach Japanese residents and serve remotely as a medical director for Roots Community Health Center. He also enjoys editing and writing podcast summaries for Hippo Education.

Nao Saito, MD

Nao Saito, MD (Urology)

After graduating from Tokyo Women's Medical University School of Medicine, Dr. Saito worked at Tokyo Women's Medical University Hospital, Toda Chuo General Hospital, Tokyo Women's Medical University Yachiyo Medical Center, and Ako Chuo Hospital before becoming Deputy Director (current position) at Takasaki Tower Clinic Department of Ophthalmology and Urology in April 2020.

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