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Symptoms

Depending on the cause of dysuria, there may be other symptoms in addition to pain when urinating. Symptoms can include:

  • Lower urinary tract infection (cystitis) Frequent urination, an intense urge to urinate, loss of bladder control, pain in the lower front portion of the abdomen (near the bladder), cloudy urine that may have a strong odor, bloody urine

  • Upper urinary tract infection (pyelonephritis) Pain in the upper back, high fever with shaking chills, nausea and vomiting, cloudy urine, frequent urination, an intense urge to urinate

  • Urethritis A discharge from the urethra, redness around the opening of the urethra, frequent urination, vaginal discharge. Partners of people with urethritis that comes from a sexually transmitted disease often will not have any symptoms.

  • Vaginitis Pain, soreness or itching in the vagina, an abnormal or foul-smelling vaginal discharge or odor, pain or discomfort during sexual intercourse

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