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San Diego, California - Painful urination (dysuria) is discomfort or burning with urination, usually felt in the tube that carries urine out of your bladder (urethra) or the area surrounding your genitals (perineum).

A number of conditions can cause painful urination. In women, the most common cause of painful urination is a urinary tract infection. In men, urethritis and certain prostate conditions are the most frequent causes of painful urination.

Painful urination can be caused by a number of conditions and certain substances, including:

Make an appointment to see your doctor if:

If you're pregnant, tell your doctor about any pain you have when you urinate.