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Dysuria refers to painful urination.[1][2] Difficult urination is also sometimes, but rarely, described as dysuria.[3]

Dysuria
SpecialtyUrology, Infectious disease

It is one of a constellation of irritative bladder symptoms (also sometimes referred to as lower urinary tract symptoms), which includes nocturia and urinary frequency.

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Differential diagnosisEdit

This is typically described to be a burning or stinging sensation. It is most often a result of a urinary tract infection. It may also be due to an STD, bladder stones, bladder tumors, and virtually any condition of the prostate. It can also occur as a side effect of anticholinergic medication used for Parkinson's disease.

Dysuria causes can be split into four categories. These include a large number of conditions which may or may not be included in this list.

Drugs and irritantsEdit

GenitalEdit

Urinary tractEdit

OtherEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Dysuria at the US National Library of Medicine Medical Subject Headings (MeSH)
  2. ^ Mark B. Mengel; L. Peter Schwiebert (2005). Family medicine: ambulatory care & prevention. McGraw-Hill Professional. pp. 121–. ISBN 978-0-07-142322-9. Retrieved 23 June 2011.
  3. ^ "Dysuria" at Dorland's Medical Dictionary

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