Painful urination can have various causes, ranging in severity from 'needs attention' to 'generally fatal'. Finding the true cause means ruling out or confirming each possibility – in other words, diagnosis.
Diagnosis is usually a complex process due to the sheer number of possible causes and related symptoms. In order to diagnose painful urination, we could:
|Urinary Tract Infection||56%||Possible|
|Kidney Disease||5%||Ruled out|
|Urethritis-Urethral Syndrome||1%||Ruled out|
|Bladder Cancer||1%||Ruled out|
Do you suffer pain or burning while urinating?
Possible responses:→ No / don't know
→ Very slight, barely noticeable
→ Yes, but not too worrying
→ Yes, worrying
→ Yes, severe - excruciating
See the link between Blood In Urine and Bladder Cancer.
Painful and/or difficult urination is a common sign of a kidney stone.
Symptoms include painful, burning or itching sensations during urination.