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Health Tip: Painful Urination

- Pain while urinating often indicates an infection -- usually in the urinary tract. However, it can also be caused by other conditions, and should always be diagnosed and treated by a doctor.

Here are possible causes of painful urination, courtesy of the U.S. National Library of Medicine:

  • A urinary tract infection (UTI).
  • Gonorrhea or chlamydia, both of which can cause inflammation of the urethra.
  • An inflamed prostate.
  • Chronic inflammation of the wall of the bladder.
  • Inflammation of the vagina.
  • Inflammation of the vulva.
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Posted: February 2008