What Is Dysuria?

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Dysuria is a condition commonly characterized by pain, discomfort, or a burning sensation experienced during urination. The condition can occur in both men and women of any age, although women are generally more likely to experience it than men due to the anatomy of the female outer urinary organs, which includes a shorter urethra.

This makes it easier for harmful microorganisms to get into the urinary tract, including the bladder. Such microorganisms may then cause urinary tract infections, which are the most common cause of painful urination. In men, dysuria is more likely to occur in older men, although males of other ages can also get dysuria.

1. Symptoms of Dysuria

The symptoms of dysuria manifest differently for men and women. When a man experiences the pain before urination, it usually indicates that he may have a urinary tract infection. However, if they experience it after urination, it might point to a more serious problem involving the prostrate or the bladder. On the other hand, women have either internal or external dysuria symptoms. Internal pain generally indicates that a woman may have a urinary tract infection. And if the pain is experienced externally, the dysuria might be the result of irritation or inflammation of the sensitive skin.

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