Why Does It Hurt When I Pee? 5 Causes of Pain During Urination in Men

Why Does It Hurt When I Pee? 5 Causes of Pain
During Urination in Men
It’s fiery, it’s prickly, and it’s downright unbearable – when a man feels pain
during urination it’s certain to make him paranoid. Dysuria, fancy doctorspeak for painful urination is the condition that affects the bladder and its
nearby parts. While it’s true that partner-transmitted infections can cause
pain during urination, there are several other potential causes of painful
urination and thankfully, most of them are treatable. Here’s a quick rundown
of five of the most common causes of pain during urination and how to stop
the burn.
#1: Urinary Tract Infection
Nope! Urinary tract infections aren’t just for women! A UTI happens when
excess bacteria accumulate somewhere in the urinary tract. This part of the
body includes the area from the kidneys through the bladder to the urethra,
which is what carries the urine from the body.
In addition to pain during urination, men can experience other symptoms
such as needing to urinate frequently, cloudy or blood-tinged urine, urine
that smell particularly bad or sour, a fever, and pain in the side or back.
Treatment usually involves oral antibiotics. For those with a severe UTI, a
trip to the doctor or hospital may be required for intravenous antibiotics.
#2: Kidney Stones
No doubt every man has heard a horror story from a buddy or his Pops about
passing a kidney stone. Often remarked as the male equivalent of having a
baby, kidney stones are comprised of the build-up of calcium or uric acid
which create stones in and around the kidneys. When they are lodged in the
area where urine enters the bladder, they can cause intensely painful
Kidney stones also carry some additional symptoms like pink or brown
tinted urine, nausea, cloudy pee, small spurts of urine, pain in the back and
side, fever and chills intermittently, and pain that varies in intensity.
When it comes to kidney stones, men generally have to pass them (urinate
them out), or if they are too big, shock wave lithotripsy may be needed to
break up them into small pieces.
#3: Prostate Infection
A short-term bacterial infection, what’s known as prostatitis, can result in
pain during urination. Symptoms that accompany this infection can also
include difficulty in urinating or excessive urination (especially at night),
difficulty in release, and pain in the bladder, testicles, and male organ.
Prostatitis is treated with antibiotics. If a man suffers from chronic bacterial
prostatitis, he may need to take antibiotics for up to three months. Other
modalities which help are hot baths, prostatic massage, anti-inflammatories,
and alpha blockers (they relax the muscles around the prostate).
#4: Medications or Chemical Sensitivity
Often overlooked in a panic, many men have reactions to new medications
or chemicals in everything from body wash to scented toilet paper to
If a man is taking a new medication and notices painful urination, he should
call his doctor to see if that is a side effect of the medication. If pain during
urination happens with redness, swelling, rash, or itching, it may be an
allergic reaction which can be treated with an anti-histamine and time (and
of course, discontinued use of the offending product).
#5: Partner Transmitted Infections (PTIs)
PTIs are often the first thing that pops into mind when a man experiences
pain during urination. PTIs such as chlamydia, gonorrhea, and herpes can
cause painful urination since they affect the urinary tract. Each PTI also has
a host of potential partner symptoms, blisters or discharge, so if risky
intimate behavior is potentially a cause, head to the doctor or a clinic
immediately for testing. And of course, refrain from intimacy or selfpleasure until a diagnosis is given.
When to See the Doc for Painful Urination
Honesty, a prudent first step when experiencing pain during urination is to
place a call to the doctor. This is especially true if the pain lasts longer than a
day, it accompanied by unusual discharge, there is pain in the side or back, a
fever is present, or the urine is red, pink, or brown.
While waiting for medical treatment, try to drink as much water as possible
to dilute the urine and taking an over-the-counter anti-inflammatory to
manage the pain.
Also, be sure the member is clean and well-moisturized. Use a mild cleanser
to wash the member, rinse thoroughly, and after drying, apply a specially
formulated male organ health crème (health professionals recommend
Man 1 Man Oil, which has been clinically proven safe and mild for
skin). These types of crèmes contain all-natural ingredients and nutrients
essential for male organ health and wellbeing. Look for creams with a widerange of vitamins such as A, B, C, D, and E, as well as a natural emollient
like Shea butter that won’t aggravate tender genital skin.
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