Burning Sensation During Urination

Burning sensation during urination is the most common sign of urinary tract infection (UTI). The other causes include prostatitis, sexually transmitted infections, interstitial cystitis, radiation therapy, kidney stones, urethral stricture, pelvic inflammatory disease, etc.

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I get periods after every week, with a brownish vaginal discharge, severe abdominal pain and itching in the vagina, and a burning sensation during urination. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, I get periods after every week, and it has been happening for the last four months. I get a brownish vaginal discharge, severe abdominal pain and itching in the vagina, and a burning sensation during urination. There is swelling in the abdominal area and swollen feet. I also have severe p...  Read Full »


Dr. Uzma Arqam

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I thoroughly read your query and understand your concern. I will suggest you some precautions, investigations, and treatments: I suggest you take urinalysis, urine culture, vaginal swab test, thyroid function test, complete blood count, and pelvic scan with a full bla...  Read Full »

I have been having a burning sensation during urination and swollen and discolored penis tip. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor,I consulted a doctor two months ago because my penis tip was purple. The doctor said it was because of breaking tiny blood vessels under the meatus. He said to keep a watch. It has been over two months now, and the condition is persisting. It burns a little when I pee. My penis tip is a...  Read Full »


Dr. Madhav Tiwari

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thank you for your query. I understand your concern. You may have torn the frenular vessel. Could you help me with a few more details: Have you had rough intercourse or masturbation before? Do you have any difficulty retracting your penile skin? Do you have tr...  Read Full »

I am a 30-year-old male with a burning sensation and difficulty in urine flow for five years. Kindly help.

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 30-year-old male who has been experiencing inconsistent urine for five years. I always have the urge to urinate, and there is a burning sensation. I feel there is a weak urine stream and difficulty with the flow. I could not sleep for seven hours and had to wake up two times. I did...  Read Full »


Dr. Madhav Tiwari

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. It is very rare for someone of your age to experience incontinence unless there is a functional issue somewhere in the urinary tract. Could you please upload all your images and also help me with the following details: 1. How long has th...  Read Full »

Why do I have urethral irritation and discomfort during urination from a couple of days after having sex?

Query: Hello doctor, Recently, I have had some unusual symptoms. My girlfriend of six months and myself have regular and frequent sex. She never had any issues and also tested negative for STDs. However, I am having urethral irritation and discomfort during urination for the last couple of days. Today, I s...  Read Full »


Dr. Dilip Kumar Meena

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern and would be happy to help. You have urethritis that can be due to gonococcal and non-gonococcal causes. It is difficult to differentiate between both without a clinical and a laboratory examination. I suggest you can take tablet Azithromyci...  Read Full »

What are the possible causes for the difficulty in urinating?

Query: Hello doctor,I have had a difficulty urinating since more than five months. I have had UTI in the past. I know this time it is not an infection as I do not have any pain or stinging. I feel my bladder is full and I feel a discomfort as I cannot empty it. I drink enough water. I have had bladder and...  Read Full »


Dr. Shahil Khant

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I think you are suffering from interstitial cystitis or bladder pain syndrome. It is a diagnosis of exclusion. So, when you visit your urologist, you should talk to him about this possibility. He may advise cystoscopy to rule out other causes. I suggest you ...  Read Full »

I have a 5 mm kidney stone that made its way to the bladder, along with constant itching and burning sensations while urinating. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor, I have been diagnosed with a 5 mm kidney stone. It has made its way to my bladder. At the age of 16, I had three stones at once. However, now I believe I have an infection in my urethra, or the stone is stuck there. I have constant itching and burning sensation when I urinate. I also f...  Read Full »


Dr. Madhav Tiwari

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. It is good that the stone has made its way into your bladder and is no longer stuck in the kidney or ureter. The stone of 5mm will easily pass out of the bladder without getting stuck (if it’s not already passed out) as the female urethra has enough room to pass. T...  Read Full »

Is self-catheterization usually advised after surgery for burning urination?

Query: Hi doctor, A few months ago, I have undergone surgery for urine burning problem. They said there is no need for self-catheterization. At present, there is no burning problem. Sometimes, slight burning or uneasiness occurs. The flow is quite reduced. Now, the doctors recommended for self-catheteriza...  Read Full »


Dr. Shahil Khant

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Please relax and do not worry. I have gone through your case completely. You had a stricture in urethra for which endoscopic surgery was done. After this surgery, patients may require self-dilatation and not self-catheterization. Both are different. Self-dilatatio...  Read Full »

My wife has a burning sensation in her urethral opening. Is it due to UTI?

Query: Hello doctor, My wife has a burning sensation in her urethral opening. She was soaking in a bathtub, so we think soap is the culprit. The problem is we are abroad and have no access to any antibiotics. The symptoms started yesterday after a long walk, and her soaking in the bathtub was the day befo...  Read Full »


Dr. Samer S J Altawil

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. This could be an inflammatory reaction from the soap or a urinary tract infection (UTI). It is difficult to differentiate clinically as symptoms are similar, but the allergy reduces in one day as she does not expose herself to the soap. UTI persists for a long time. ...  Read Full »

Why does my lower stomach hurt and have gas?

Query: Hello doctor, Pain in lower right stomach and gas passes many times a day. And some time low burning in urine. No fever or any other problem.  Read Full »


Dr. Sultan Zeb Khan

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Please drink a lot of water for the urinary problem. Take the following medications for the stomach problem. 1. Capsule Esomeprazole 40 mg once daily before breakfast for four weeks. 2. Tablet Mebeverine 135 mg thrice a day before meals for two weeks. 3. Tablet Rifax...  Read Full »

Why do I still have burning sensation after completing the antibiotic course for treating UTI?

Query: Hello doctor, I have had problems with urine frequency due to stress, but last week I had severe burning sensation and pain, consulted a doctor and was diagnosed with UTI. The pus cells were 20 to 25, the CRP was 188 mg/L, and I had e.coli bacteria. Even the PSA level was 7.55 ng/mL. The doctor pr...  Read Full »


Dr. Samer S J Altawil

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and understand your concern. A male's UTI (urinary tract infection) requires investigations to know the reason, and it starts with an ultrasound with a post-void scan and uroflowmetry for assessment. White blood cells and pus cells in urine mean it is...  Read Full »

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