What May It Be Caused by?
Sharp pain when urinating is most frequently caused by urethritis (inflammation of urethra). Urologic symptoms have a most negative effect on the life quality of the patient, particularly on his sexual life. The main cause of it is a sexually transmitted infection. Urination is accompanied with an immensely unpleasant feeling. Man experiences chiefly sharp pain when he urinate; it may occur after the process as well. The patient feels a kind of itch and burning sensation. This symptom may be accompanied by characteristic changes in urine color, quantity, impurities.
As has been mentioned, this pain is mainly caused by inflammatory processes. Further on, it can spread to other urinary organs, e.g. the bladder and kidneys. Sharp pain during urination in males may be caused by malicious STDs, as well as Trichomoniasis, E. coli, yeast-like fungi, enterococcus, and various viruses. The disorder is exacerbated by the following factors:
- lowered immunity.
Sharp pain when urinating also belong to the main symptoms of acute or chronic inflammation – urethritis. Other kinds of pain may be symptoms of urethritis as well. These include:
- dull pain;
- aching pain;
- stabbing pain;
- constricting pain;
It may indicate the presence of acute sexually transmitted infection, particularly gonorrhea or trichomoniasis.
With the appearance of any kind of the mentioned feelings, especially severe sharp pain, it is necessary to immediately consult the urologist as it can cause inevitable complications in the neighboring organs. Sharp pain may be a symptom of diseases such as:
- cystitis (inflammation of the bladder mucosa). It is mainly women who are subject to this malady. Sharp pain may appear after urination.
- urethritis. This disease concerns chiefly men; patients suffer from sharp pain during urination. It is often the case with gonorrhea. In women urethritis occurs much less frequently.
- pyelonephritis. It is most likely caused by chronic forms of cystitis or urethritis and is accompanied by stabbing pain in the area of kidneys.
- sharp pain at the end of urination can be manifestation of more serious diseases such as prostatitis, adenoma of prostate gland, or orchitis.
Sharp pain in women may testify to yeast infection, endometritis, cystitis, vaginitis, etc. Also it can indicate herpes viruses of 1, 2, 6 or 8 types.
Stones in kidneys and the bladder severely hamper the flow of urine and those of large size damage the mucous membrane of the internal organs and trigger the development of harmful bacteria. Therefore, kidney stones can emerge as the major cause of sharp pain when urinating. Most genital infections are asymptomatic. Detection and treatment of sexually transmitted diseases are much more effective at the early stages of the disease. It contributes to the ability to completely eliminate severe consequences and complications. Regular and multiple sexual acts (more than five times per day) tend to provoke slight sharp pain as well.
Special attention should be paid to peculiar discomfort in the area of the urethra. Most often it is permanent but subtle. It is possible that a patient might not even notice it. It resembles itch, and is often a sign of one of the sexually transmitted diseases. If you take a notice of this feeling, it is recommended to go through analyses for intracellular infection and various viruses.
The following procedures are to be undergone in cases of sharp pain and the mentioned symptoms:
- Swab for hidden viruses and sexually transmitted diseases.
- Ultrasound exam of kidneys.
- General urine analysis.
Every sexually active man must take care of his health and the health of the loved ones; it is essential to regularly visit the urologist and be tested for sexually transmitted diseases. Sharp pain during and after urination is not to be neglected, and it should be borne in mind that it is only a doctor who can diagnose the real cause of it and prescribe the proper treatment. Self-medication will not be of any use, it may only aggravate the problem. Most infectious and venereal diseases are nowadays successfully diagnosed and treated.