What Does Stinging Urination Mean?

Date:2022-09-12 click:0
Urination is essential for the body to excrete metabolic waste. When the kidneys produce urine, it goes into the bladder and the ureters, removing the excess waste in the kidneys.

A healthy adult, with normal food and water intake should urinate about 4-6 times a day, and the urine should be clear or yellowish. Once the body is abnormal, the urine will also change. Especially when there is a problem with the genitourinary system, there will be apparent abnormalities in urination. 
For example, stinging urine is one of the signs that may be related to the following five factors.
1. Gonorrhea
Gonorrhea is an infection of the genitourinary system caused by gonococcus, mainly a septic infection, and is a sexually transmitted disease. Its incidence rate ranks second highest among sexually transmitted infections in China. The incubation period of acute gonorrhea is usually about 2 to 10 days, with an average of 3 to 5 days. Its main symptoms include purulent discharge from the pubic area, stinging pain during urination, and signs of urethritis. Especially for female gonorrhea patients, 70% of them have urethritis symptoms.
2. Non-gonococcal urethritis
This disease refers to symptoms of urethritis caused by the infection of pathogens other than gonococcus, which includes Chlamydia trachomatis, ureaplasma mycoplasma, and others. The incubation period of the disease averages about 1-3 weeks, and about 50% of patients have symptoms such as painful urination and itching of the urethra. Some female patients also have vaginal and vulvar itching and lower abdominal discomfort.
3. Cystitis
The bladder is the place where urine is stored in the body. If you hold urine for a long time, it may produce a lot of bacteria in the bladder, which can cause bladder infection and lead to cystitis symptoms. In addition, when the urethra is infected with bacteria, it can travel backward to the bladder and cause an infection. When the patient urinates, the bacterial urine in the bladder will irritate the urethra, resulting in burning, painful urination, and pain in the abdomen after urination.
4. Prostatitis
The prostate gland is one of the essential sex glands in the male body, and the prostate fluid it secretes is also an integral component of male semen. When a man has prostatitis, the pressure in the posterior urethra also increases abruptly, causing the smooth muscle capacity of the posterior urethra of the prostate to increase and urine may flow backward into the prostate. At that time, the uric acid within the urine creates a chemical irritation that can trigger symptoms such as painful urination and groin pain.
5. Pyelonephritis
Pyelonephritis is an inflammation of the renal pelvis and kidney parenchyma induced by pathogenic microorganisms, usually accompanied by varying degrees of lower urinary tract infection in the early stages of the disease. Especially in patients with acute pyelonephritis, there is a tendency to have a fever, stinging urine, and frequent urination. However, patients with chronic pyelonephritis are characterized by bacterial urinary infections and changes in kidney function, which can even develop into chronic renal insufficiency in severe cases.
All of the above five diseases can lead to stinging urine symptoms.
Therefore, if similar manifestations frequently occur, you should promptly have your urinary system, kidneys, prostate, and other organs examined. Find the root cause and carry out scientific treatment, avoiding the further development of the disease to affect the health and prognosis results.
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