Painful urination is a broad term that describes discomfort during urination. This pain may originate in the bladder, urethra, or perineum. The urethra is the tube that carries urine outside of your body.
Your abdomen is home to many organs, some of which are responsible for digestion and urination. All are subject to dysfunction and infection, which can lead to abdominal pain and painful urination. The nature of abdominal pain can vary from sharp to dull and burning to cramping.
Pregnant women can be more likely to get UTIs because of the changes the body goes through. This is one of the reasons why your midwife will test your wee at every antenatal appointment. If you get a UTI in pregnancy, you will need treatment with antibiotics that are safe to use in pregnancy. Your GP will ask for a sample of your wee so that it can be tested to make sure that you are put on the correct antibiotic.
People with interstitial cystitis IC have repeat discomfort, pressure, tenderness or pain in the bladderlower abdomenand pelvic area. Symptoms vary from person to person, may be mild or severe, and can even change in each person as time goes on. Urgency is the feeling that you need to urinate right now.
If you have pain in the area below your belly button and above your legs, this is known as pelvic pain. A lot goes on in the pelvic area; it's home to your bowel, bladder, ovaries, uterus womb and more. That's why when you have pelvic pain, it's important to know the differences between the common causes, to learn what's normal and what's not, and when you should seek help.
Minor cramps when you have your period? Totally normal. But chronic pelvic pain —meaning it lasts more than six months—is a whole different story, and up to one in four women may experience it, according to a review published in Pain Physician. Read on for the most common culprits.
Painful urination dysuria is when you feel pain, discomfort, or burning when you urinate. The discomfort may be felt where urine passes out of the body. It may also be felt inside the body.
The uterus and the bladder are held in their normal positions just above the inside end of the vagina by a "hammock" made up of supportive muscles and ligaments. Wear and tear on these supportive structures in the pelvis can allow the bottom of the uterus, the floor of the bladder or both to sag through the muscle and ligament layers. When this occurs, the uterus or bladder can create a bulge into the vagina. In severe cases, it is possible for the sagging uterus or bladder to work its way down far enough that the bulge can appear at the vagina's opening or even protrude from the opening.