Painful urination is a broad term that is used to describe discomfort during urination. This pain may be caused by your:
- urethra (the tube that carries urine outside your body)
- perineum (in men, the area between the scrotum and the anus and in women, the area between the anus and the opening of the vagina)
Painful urination is very common. The pain, burning, or stinging can indicate some medical conditions.
Painful Urination Due to Urinary Tract Infections
Painful urination is a common sign of a urinary tract infection (UTI). UTIs may be caused by bacterial infection or inflammation of the urinary tract.
Your urinary tract is made up of the urethra, bladder, ureters, and kidneys. The ureters are tubes that carry urine from the kidneys to the bladder. Inflammation in any of these organs may cause pain during urination.
Women and girls are more likely to develop urinary tract infections than men or boys. It is because the urethra is shorter in women than it is in men, and bacteria are more likely to live in a shorter urethra.
According to the National Institutes of Health, women who are pregnant or menopausal also have an increased risk of developing urinary tract infections (NIH).
Other Causes of Painful Urination
Other medical conditions may cause painful urination in men and women.
In men, prostatitis—or the inflammation of the prostate gland—is a primary cause of urinary burning, stinging, and discomfort.
You may also experience pain when urinating if you have a sexually transmitted infection, such as genital herpes, gonorrhea, or chlamydia. It’s important to get screened for these infections if you are experiencing pain and have participated in risky sexual activities, such as having sex without a condom or with multiple partners.
Another cause of painful urination is cystitis or the inflammation of the bladder’s lining. Interstitial cystitis (IC)—also known as painful bladder syndrome—is the most common type of cystitis.
Symptoms of IC include pain and tenderness in the bladder and pelvic region. According to the National Kidney and Urologic Disease Information Clearinghouse, doctors do not know what causes IC (NKUDIC).
In some cases, radiation therapy can cause bladder and urinary pain. This condition is known as radiation cystitis.
You may have difficulty in urinating comfortably if you have kidney stones. Kidney stones are masses of stiff material located in the kidneys.
Sometimes, painful urination is not caused by an infection, but rather by-products that are used in the genital regions. Soaps, lotions, and bubble baths can irritate vaginal tissues. Dyes in laundry detergents and other toiletry products may also cause irritation and lead to painful urination in those that are sensitive to them.
Mudra For Burning or Painful Urination
Mudra is a part of holistic healing Ayurveda and Yoga. It is very useful and easy to practice.Anyone can do it anytime, and there is no need of any expertise to do it. Just thirty to forty-five minutes of regular practice is enough to get good results. If you are new to mudras then follow the links to know more details like, how to do, benefits and precautions.
Before practicing Mudras it is very important to find your Ayurvedic Body type To find your Ayurvedic body type follow this link
Prithvi-vardhak or Prithvi mudra
Apaan- vaayu mudrā
The Practice of mudras is useful in many ways for you. It will enhance your entire health.
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