Painful urination, Urinary urgency: 15 Possible Causes
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What causes painful urination and urinary urgency? 15 possible conditions

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

1

Urinary Tract Infection

UTIs are usually caused by bacteria and can occur in any part of the urinary tract. Symptoms of upper UTIs include pain in the upper back, chills, fever, and nausea.

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2

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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3

Bladder Infection

A bladder infection is a bacterial infection. It also may be called a urinary tract infection (UTI), which refers to infection anywhere in the urinary tract, including the bladder, kidneys, ureters, or urethra.

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4

Urethritis

Urethritis is a condition in which the urethra, or the tube that carries urine from the bladder to outside the body, becomes inflamed and irritated.

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5

Urethral Stricture

Usually the urethra is wide enough for urine to flow freely through it. When it narrows, it can restrict urinary flow. This is known as a urethral stricture.

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6

Bladder Neck Obstruction

Find information on bladder neck obstruction symptoms, causes, diagnosis, and treatment.

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7

Prostatitis

Prostatitis is an inflammation of the prostate gland, a common condition in adult males. It is often caused by infection.

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8

Menopause

Menopause is a natural biological process in women that marks the permanent end of menstruation and fertility. Hot flashes, vaginal dryness or pain, and frequent urination are signs.

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9

Bladder Cancer

The exact cause of bladder cancer is unknown. Learn about its symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment.

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10

Benign Enlargement of Prostate

Benign enlargement of the prostate is a common condition in which your prostate gland swells beyond normal size.

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11

Pyelonephritis

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

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12

Cystitis

Cystitis is inflammation of the bladder. It's most often caused by a bacterial infection known as a urinary tract infection (UTI). It can become a serious health issue if the infection spreads to the kidney.

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13

Hydronephrosis

Hydronephrosis is a condition that typically occurs when one kidney swells due to the failure of normal drainage of urine from the kidney to the bladder.

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14

Reactive Arthritis (Reiter's Syndrome)

Reactive arthritis is a type of arthritis triggered by an infection in the body.

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15

Acute Prostatitis

Acute prostatitis is the sudden onset of inflammation in the prostate. The prostate gland is a small, walnut-shaped organ located at the base of the bladder, in front of the rectum. The prostate provides 70 percent o...

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This feature is for informational purposes only and should not be used to diagnose.
Please consult a healthcare professional if you have health concerns.
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