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What causes painful urination? 34 possible conditions

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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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Chlamydia Infection

Chlamydia is a sexually transmitted disease that should be treated quickly in order to avoid complications. It is caused by bacteria that are usually spread through sexual contact. People with chlamydia often don't hav...

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Orchitis is the inflammation of the testicles. It can be caused by either a bacterial or viral infection. It's commonly caused by the mumps virus.

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Reactive Arthritis (Reiter's Syndrome)

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

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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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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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Endometrial Cancer (Cancer of the Uterine Endometrium)

Cancer of the uterine endometrium, or endometrial cancer, is a type of cancer that starts in the inner lining of your uterus called the endometrium.

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Genital Herpes

Genital herpes is a sexually transmitted infection (STI). This STD causes herpes sores, which are painful blisters (fluid-filled bumps) that can break open and ooze fluid. According to the Centers for Disease Contro...

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Vulvar Cancer

Vulvar cancer is a cancer of the vulva, or a female's external genitals. Learn about the symptoms, causes, risk factors, diagnosis, and treatment of vulvar cancer.

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Acute Prostatitis

Acute prostatitis is the sudden onset of inflammation in your prostate. Learn how to recognize and treat this uncomfortable condition.

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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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Cystitis is inflammation of the bladder. Most often it is caused by a bacterial infection known as a urinary tract infection (UTI).

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Acute Infective Cystitis

Acute cystitis is a sudden inflammation of the bladder. Learn about the causes, symptoms, and treatment.

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