Back pain, Painful urination: 8 Possible Causes
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What causes back pain and painful urination? 8 possible conditions

See a list of possible causes in order from the most common to the least.


Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID)

Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) is an infection of the reproductive organs in women. It's marked by pain in the abdomen, especially during urination or sex.

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Obstructive Uropathy

Obstructive uropathy happens when your urine flow reverses direction due to a blockage in a ureter.

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Kidney Stones

Kidney stones are solid masses of crystalized calcium or other substances that originate in the kidneys but can pass through the urinary tract. The greatest risk factor is making less than one liter of urine per day.

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Prostatitis is inflammation of the prostate gland. Learn more about its symptoms and how your doctor can treat it.

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Pyelonephritis is an inflammation of the kidney and upper urinary tract. Symptoms include flushed skin, back pain, fever, and nausea.

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Chronic Nonbacterial Prostatitis

Chronic nonbacterial prostatitis is a condition that causes pain and inflammation in the prostate and the lower urinary tract in men.

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Transitional Cell Cancer (Malignant Neoplasm of Ureter)

The renal pelvis and the ureter are lined with specific types of cells called transitional cells. Cancer begins in the transitional cells.

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Prostate Cancer Overview

Learn prostate cancer information, causes, symptoms and treatments.

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