Painful Urination? What The Problem May Be

Posted on: 30 April 2020

Going to the bathroom should be a relieving feeling. If you are feeling pain while you are urinating, there could be a number of different issues, both internally and externally. If you have pain while urinating, it's best to get to urgent care or to your physician for a checkup and for any necessary treatment that is required. Depending on your condition, some may be more severe than others, they should be tended to right away. Read on for what some of these problems could be if you are feeling pain while urinating.

Skin Irritation

If you are feeling pain while urinating and it is an external pain, it could simply be a skin irritation. Sometimes if your underwear is causing friction, or is too tight, it can cause irritation on the skin. If the skin is red and feels painful to the touch, getting urine on this area can cause a burning sensation that can be very painful. This can occur a lot in younger children especially.

Be sure your child is changing their underwear often and wearing the proper size. If they have an accident, they need to alert an adult and change their clothing and underwear, as the extra moisture can lead to skin irritations as well. Use Vaseline to help protect the skin from further irritation and allow your child to sleep without underwear at night to help with the irritation. Over-the-counter pain medication can help with any pain.

Bladder Infection

A bladder infection may be causing painful urination, and both adults and children alike can get a bladder infection. Bladder infections can sometimes be treated with drinking more water and over-the-counter pain medication, although sometimes it requires an antibiotic. Try drinking a lot more water, as not drinking enough could have been what led to the bladder infection in the first place.

Other infections leaving the body can also have caused the infection as well. This is why drinking plenty of water can help, as it helps to flush the toxins from the body. Drinking cranberry juice can sometimes help clear up a bladder infection as well.

Kidney Stones

Kidney stones can be very painful and you may also experience back pain, and other pain in the body as well. You may also be running a fever and have chills if you have kidney stones. Kidney stones can be caused by a number of different things, including a diet that contains a lot of caffeine from coffee or chocolate, and can also be hereditary. If you have kidney stones, it's best to leave all treatment to a physician. Get to urgent care for necessary treatment. 

If you have pain while urinating, it's best to go to urgent care for an exam and for treatment to prevent your condition from worsening.

For more information, reach out to an urgent care center near you.