Pain when urinating has a wide range of possible causes, ranging from minor to potentially serious. It can range from mild discomfort to a stinging or burning sensation or severe pain. As with any unexplained and persistent symptoms, it’s important to get it checked out with a doctor.
There are many possible causes of pain when urinating.
Your doctor will probably:
Other possible tests include:
These will vary, according to the cause of the problem.
Avoiding potential irritants in products such as perfumed soaps, toiletries, lubricants, condoms and feminine hygiene products can help. Your GP may also recommend changing prescription medication if the cause is a side effect of a particular drug.
For more serious causes such as an enlarged prostate, kidney or bladder stones, or cancer, your GP or consultant will recommend treatment for your condition.