What could be wrong and what treatment is needed if a woman experiences painful urination with blood in the urine?
What causes painful urination and white pus in the urine?
The causes of "burning on urination" include urinary infection or STD. Both need urine testing to verify the diagnosis. For STDs, other tests are needed. Treatment may include: shot of penicillin for gonorrhea antibiotic pills or tablets for at least 7 to 10 days pyridium - a drug that helps bladder spasms in urinary infection but the pills turn the urine either blue, green, or red, depending on the dye used in the pill
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Urination - painful?
Definition Painful urination describes any pain, discomfort, or burning sensation when passing urine. Alternative Names Dysuria; Painful urination Considerations Pain may be felt right where the urine passes out of the body. Or, it may be felt inside the body, behind the pubic bone, or in the bladder or prostate. Pain on urination is a fairly common problem. People who have pain with urination also may have the urge to urinate more often. Common Causes Painful urination is most often caused by an infection or inflammation somewhere in the urinary tract. See: Urinary tract infections - adults Urinary tract infection - children Urethritis (in men) caused by gonorrhea or chlamydia Painful urination and women and girls may be due to: Changes in the vaginal tissue during menopause (atrophic vaginitis) Herpes infection in the genital area Irritation of the vaginal tissue caused by bubble bath, perfumes, or lotions Vulvovaginitis, such as yeast or other infections of the vulva and vagina Other causes of painful urination include: Interstitial cystitis Prostate infection (prostatitis) Radiation cystitis - damage to the bladder lining from radiation therapy to the pelvis area Home Care Follow prescribed therapy. Call your health care provider if Call your health care provider if: There is drainage or a discharge from your penis or vagina You are pregnant and are having any painful urination You have painful urination that lasts for more than 1 day You notice blood in your urine You have a fever What to expect at your health care provider's office Your health care provider will perform a physical examination and ask questions about your symptoms and medication history, such as: When did the painful urination begin? Does the pain occur only during urination? Does the pain stop after urination? Do you have back pain? What other symptoms do you have? Have you had a fever higher than 100 degrees F? Is there drainage or discharge between urinations? Is there an abnormal urine odor? Are there any changes in the volume or frequency of urination? Do you feel the urge to urinate? Have you noticed blood in the urine? Are there any rashes or itching in the genital area? What medications are you taking? Are you pregnant or could you be pregnant? Have you had a bladder infection? Do you have any allergies to any medications? Have you had sexual intercourse with someone who has, or may have, gonorrhea or chlamydia? Has there been a recent change in your brand of soap, detergent, or fabric softener? Have you had surgery or radiation to your urinary or sexual organs? A urinalysis will be done. A urine culture may be ordered. If you have had a previous bladder or kidney infection, a more detailed history and physical are needed, and extra laboratory studies may be necessary. A pelvic exam and examination of vaginal fluids are necessary if a female has a vaginal discharge. Men who have discharge from the penis will need to have a urethral swab done. Treatment depends on what is causing the pain. Reviewed By Review Date: 10/11/2010 Louis S. Liou, MD, PhD, Chief of Urology, Cambridge Health Alliance, Visiting Assistant Professor of Surgery, Harvard Medical School. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc.
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Can uti cause itching?
Absolutely. It can be very painful and irritating. It can itch and burn while you urinate but it can also itch when you are not urinating. The itching can be extremely uncomfortable and seem almost unbearable and is generally fairly specific to the urethral opening (where you pee from). However, if you're at risk for sexually transmissible infections, and if you are experiencing painful urination and itching, ask your health care provider if you were screened for trichomoniasis at the time of your visit, and whether you had a urine culture done. If not, and if your symptoms don't improve within 48 hours of the start of treatment, see your health care provider for a follow up exam and to determine if additional testing is needed.