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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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What causes pain at the end of urination?

Query: Hi doctor, I am having pain at the end of urination, but the pain is not excruciating. Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Samer Sameer Juma Ali Altawil

Answer: Hi, Welcome to The pain at the end of urination is likely due to inflammation of the prostate. Chronic inflammation of the prostate can happen at a young age and presents symptoms like pain at the base of the penis or area between testis and anus, pain at the end of urination, or burnin...  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 Sameer Juma Ali Altawil

Answer: Hi, Welcome to 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 »

I have burning sensation while urinating along with abdominal pain. What could be the reason?

Query: Hello doctor, I had mild abdominal pain and a burning sensation while passing urine yesterday. What could be the reason? Kindly help. Thank you.  Read Full »

Dr. Samer Sameer Juma Ali Altawil

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Thank you for your query. This condition seems to be prostatitis, not enlarged prostate. Prostatitis can cause rectal symptoms as it lies adjacent to it. Inflammation will cause swelling and some degree of prostatic enlargement. A urine test can be normal as it is no...  Read Full »

Why do I have pain and burning sensation while urinating and ejaculation?

Query: Hi doctor, I had mild pain and burning symptoms in my penis for half a week. The symptoms are sporadic, and there is no blood or anything else noticeable other than the feeling of slight burning and pain while urinating or ejaculation. Yesterday I felt the symptoms a bit stronger. During masturbatio...  Read Full »

Dr. Samer Sameer Juma Ali Altawil

Answer: Hello, Welcome to This seems to be prostatitis which can be caused by sexual contact. The treatment is by long-term antibiotics and alpha-blockers. I suggest taking tablet Ciprofloxacin 500 mg twice daily for four weeks and tablet Tamsulosin 0.4 mg once at night for 30 days. After tha...  Read Full »

Why is my mother suffering from burning sensation while urinating even after taking medicines?

Query: Hello doctor,My mother is diabetic and hypertensive. Ten days back, she had some gas and discomfort in her abdomen, loss of appetite, and slight burning while passing urine. After two days of having Pan D, the symptoms did not improve, so she was started with Oflox OZ twice a day. After three days, ...  Read Full »

Dr. Samer Sameer Juma Ali Altawil

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Urinary tract infection (UTI) is more common in females. Most of the time, it is related to the short urethra and ascending infections, but sometimes there are other causes like stones or obstruction in the urinary tract and bladder nerve supply. In addition, there is b...  Read Full »

Can prostatitis cause pain and burning sensation in perineum and anus while urinating?

Query: Hi doctor,I was diagnosed with acute prostatitis. I am experiencing pain and burning sensation in the perineum and anus while urinating, especially at night. My test reports for STD and urine analysis came back negative. I am currently taking tablet Bactrim. My query is, how long does it take for th...  Read Full »

Dr. Samer Sameer Juma Ali Altawil

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Prostatitis is inflammation of prostate gland leading to increased frequency, urgency, and difficulty in passing urine along with deep perineal pain or discomfort. The accurate diagnosis is made through semen culture, and I hope you got this test done. Usually, the resu...  Read Full »

Does prostatitis cause burning sensation?

Query: Hello doctor, I had unprotected sex with one girl at the end of the previous year (she is known to me). Then, three months ago, I had protective sex with another girl with a protective condom. But oral sex was done without a condom. Then I knew the previous girl has HSV 2 (herpes simplex virus), th...  Read Full »

Dr. Samer Sameer Juma Ali Altawil

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Herpes simplex 1 symptoms persist, and the diagnosis is prostatitis. You need semen for culture to check what type of bacteria is infecting your prostate, then antibiotics for six weeks for that specific type of bacteria. That is best to be done as the prostate infec...  Read Full »

Why do I have the urge to pass urine all the time?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 42 years old. I have been referred to see a urologist after an irregular DRE (digital rectal examination). My PSA (prostate-specific antigen) score was 0.6 ng/ml. My symptoms are the need to urinate all the time and urgency. I have been given three or four antibiotics for what was...  Read Full »

Dr. Samer Sameer Juma Ali Altawil

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. PSA (prostate-specific antigen) is normal. The enlarged prostate can be benign and chronic prostatitis last in prostate cancer. Since PSA is normal, then we need to investigate chronic prostatitis. Burning urination or frequency and difficulty...  Read Full »

Will prostate enlargement cause burning sensation and frequent urination?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a burning sensation while passing urine, and I get frequent urination at night. My USG abdomen and pelvis shows, prostate is enlarged in size and measures 80-90 cc in volume, median lobe of prostate is seen projecting into the bladder base, visualized bowel loops are non-dilated...  Read Full »

Dr. Samer Sameer Juma Ali Altawil

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Your presentation and investigations (attachment removed to protect patient identity) showed a prostate enlargement with median lobe enlargement, which makes it difficult for him to empty his urine completely, causing urinary infection. Therefore he was treated with m...  Read Full »

What is the diagnosis of red rash that appears on the head of penis with burning urination?

Query: Hello doctor, A year ago I urinated and the urine appeared very yellow and there was a burning sensation. Within a few hours, a reddish/brown rash appeared on the head of my penis that lasted three to four days and then disappeared as quickly as it appeared. However, I have been left with a myriad o...  Read Full »

Dr. Samer Sameer Juma Ali Altawil

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Thanks for the detailed history and presentation with pictures (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Your problem has been there for a long and you had a thorough investigations done and you tried many treatments. Persistence of problem might be related to chr...  Read Full »

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