Definition of Dysuria

Pain, discomfort, or burning with URINATION. Dysuria may be primarily external (occur with the passing of URINE through the URETHRA) or internal (felt as discomfort, pressure, or pain within the lower pelvis). Dysuria is most commonly a symptom of CYSTITIS (INFLAMMATION or INFECTION of the BLADDER and urethra), though it occurs as a symptom of numerous conditions involving the genitourinary tract.

The diagnostic path begins with urinalysis and may include other diagnostic procedures, depending on the full spectrum of symptoms and the findings of the urinalysis. Treatment targets the identified causative condition.

Condition for which Dysuria is a Common Symptom

CONDITIONS FOR WHICH DYSURIA IS A COMMON SYMPTOM
BENIGN PROSTATIC HYPERPLASIA (BPH)CHLAMYDIA
CYSTITISEPIDIDYMITIS
GONORRHEANEUROGENIC BLADDER
PELVIC INFLAMMATORY DISEASE (PID)PROSTATITIS
pyelonephritissexual trauma
TRICHOMONIASISURETHRITIS
URINARY TRACT INFECTION (UTI)UROLITHIASIS
VAGINITIS

See also ANURIAENURESISHEMATURIANOCTURIAOLIGURIAURINARY INCONTINENCEUROLITHIASIS.

Dysuria – Definition
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