Pain at the Start of Urination
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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.

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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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  • Pain at the beginning of urination

  • It hurts when I start urinating

  • Pain at the start of urination

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About the Symptom

Pain right at the start of passing urine.

When to see a doctor

Seek professional care if you experience any of the following symptoms

  • Pain at the start of urination

Possible Causes

Generally, Pain at the start of urination can be related to:

  • Gonorrhea

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

  • Cystitis

    A type of urinary tract infection that involves only bacterial infection of the bladder.

  • Chlamydia Infection

    A sexually transmitted infectious disease. It can cause abnormal vaginal or penile discharge and pain in the pubic area, but most infections have no symptoms. Chlamydia infection can also cause infertility and ectopic pregnancies and can be transmitted to the throat and rectum.

  • Overactive Bladder

Related serious diseases

Sometimes, Pain at the start of urination may be related to these serious diseases:

  • Urethritis

    Bacterial infection of the urethra (tube from which urine exits the body) leading to pain and penile discharge. It is most often caused by sexually transmitted diseases like Gonorrhea and Chlamydia infections as well as viruses like herpes.

Doctor's Diagnostic Questions

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

  • Do you feel pain when you start peeing?

  • Are you urinating more frequently than usual?

  • Are you experiencing painful urination and decreased urine output?

  • Do you have a fever?

  • Are you urinating less?

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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%20is%20the%20sensation%20of,least%20once%20in%20their%20lifetime.

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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