Dysuria (Pain with Urinating)
What is Dysuria?
Dysuria is pain or burning when urinating (peeing) or having trouble urinating. You can have dysuria when you have a urinary tract infection (UTI) or inflammation. It can be caused by some chemotherapies. It can also be caused by radiation therapy when the treatment area includes the ureters, bladder, or urethra.
How is dysuria treated?
Dysuria can be helped by:
- Drinking more water.
- Treating the infection if you have one. Your care team will test a sample of your urine to see if there is an infection.
When should I call my care team?
If you are having pain or trouble urinating, contact your care provider. Your care team will be able to work with you to figure out what is causing it and what treatment you need.
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