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Medically reviewed by Last updated on May 6, 2024.

What is dysuria?

Dysuria is difficulty urinating, or pain, burning, or discomfort when you urinate. Dysuria is usually a symptom of another problem.

What causes dysuria?

The following are the most common causes of dysuria:

What increases my risk for dysuria?

What other symptoms may I have with dysuria?

How is dysuria diagnosed?

Your healthcare provider will examine you and ask about your symptoms. Tell your healthcare provider about any medicines you are taking. You may need any of the following to find the cause of your dysuria:

How is dysuria treated?

Treatment will depend on what is causing your dysuria. Your healthcare provider may refer you to a specialist, such as a urologist or a nephrologist. You may need medicines to help treat a bacterial infection or help decrease bladder spasms.

Treatment options

The following list of medications are related to or used in the treatment of this condition.

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How can I manage my dysuria?

When should I seek immediate care?

When should I contact my healthcare provider?

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