Painful urination (dysuria) is discomfort or burning with urination, usually felt in the tube that carries urine out of your bladder (urethra) or the area surrounding your genitals (perineum).
A number of conditions can cause painful urination (dysuria). In women, urinary tract infections are a common cause of painful urination. In men, urethritis and certain prostate conditions are frequent causes of painful urination.
Medical conditions and external factors that can cause painful urination include:
Contact your doctor or make an appointment if:
If you're pregnant, tell your doctor about any pain you have when you urinate.