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Dysuria, Ambulatory Care

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW:

Dysuria

is trouble urinating, or pain, burning, or discomfort when you urinate. Dysuria is usually a symptom of another problem, such as a blockage or urinary tract infection.

Common symptoms include the following:

  • Fever
  • Cloudy, bad smelling urine
  • Urge to urinate often but urinating little
  • Back, side, or abdominal pain
  • Blood in your urine
  • Discharge that smells bad
  • Itching

Seek immediate care for the following symptoms:

  • Severe back, side, or abdominal pain
  • A fever and shaking chills
  • Vomiting several times in a row

Treatment for dysuria

may include medicines to treat a bacterial infection or help decrease bladder spasms.

Manage your dysuria:

  • Drink liquids as directed. Ask how much liquid to drink each day and which liquids are best for you. You may need to drink more liquid than usual to flush bacteria out of your body.
  • A sitz bath may help decrease your pain. Healthcare providers may give you a portable sitz bath. This is a small tub that fits in the toilet. Fill the sitz bath or a bathtub with 4 to 6 inches of warm water. Sit in the warm water for 20 minutes 2 to 3 times a day.

Follow up with your healthcare provider as directed:

Write down your questions so you remember to ask them during your visits.

Care Agreement

You have the right to help plan your care. Learn about your health condition and how it may be treated. Discuss treatment options with your caregivers to decide what care you want to receive. You always have the right to refuse treatment. The above information is an educational aid only. It is not intended as medical advice for individual conditions or treatments. Talk to your doctor, nurse or pharmacist before following any medical regimen to see if it is safe and effective for you.

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The above information is an educational aid only. It is not intended as medical advice for individual conditions or treatments. Talk to your doctor, nurse or pharmacist before following any medical regimen to see if it is safe and effective for you.

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