I am suffering from sharp pain while passing urine. What could it be?

Q. Can cystitis cause pain during urination?

Answered by
Dr. Faisal Abdul Karim Malim
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on Apr 15, 2023 and last reviewed on: May 26, 2023

Hi doctor,

I am 17 years old and have sharp pain while passing urine. I need to go to pee, but not able to pass urine. I searched this up on the internet. It might be cystitis. It has been going on for about two weeks and causing me a lot of pain and confusion.

Are you able to help?

Thank you.



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Please go for a urine routine and microscopy test along with a sonography KUB (kidney, ureter, and bladder) to be sure if this is UTI (urinary tract infection) or cystitis. If the urine report shows more than ten pus cells per HPF (high-pass filter) with a normal sonography report, treat it as UTI with a course of Cefixime 200 milligrams twice a day for five days. Kindly go for a urine culture as well before starting this. Please drink at least six to seven cups of water daily to prevent these issues.

Thank you.

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