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Alternative Names Dysuria; Painful urination Home Care Follow prescribed therapy. Call your health care provider if Call your health care provider if: There is drainage or a discharge from your penis or vagina You are pregnant and are having any painful urination You have painful urination that lasts for more than 1 day You notice blood in your urine You have a fever What to expect at your health care provider's office Your health care provider will perform a physical examination and ask questions about your symptoms and medication history, such as: When did the painful urination begin? Does the pain occur only during urination? Does the pain stop after urination? Do you have back pain? What other symptoms do you have? Have you had a fever higher than 100 degrees F? Is there drainage or discharge between urinations? Is there an abnormal urine odor? Are there any changes in the volume or frequency of urination? Do you feel the urge to urinate? Have you noticed blood in the urine ? Are there any rashes or itchi...
Frequent urination means needing to urinate more often than usual. Urgent urination is a sudden, compelling urge to urinate, along with discomfort in your bladder.
A frequent need to urinate at night is called nocturia . Most people can sleep for 6 to 8 hours without having to urinate. Middle aged and older men often wake to urinate once in the early morning hours.
Urgent urination; Urinary frequency or urgency
Together, frequent and urgent urination are classic signs of a urinary tract infection .
Diabetes, pregnancy, and prostate problems are other common causes of these symptoms.
Other causes include:
Medicines such as diuretics
Overactive bladder syndrome
(infection of the prostate gland)
Stroke and other brain or nervous system diseases
Tumor or mass in th...
One of the major risks of having spine surgery is the development of an infection. Discitis is an uncommon infection of the spinal disc that can occur after spinal surgery. Because of its rarity, discitis is often not on the minds of doctors. In this world of rushed, inattentive doctors, a person with an infection of the spine can be dismissed as a "common back pain" case when in fact discitis is the culprit.
A 58 year old woman who had years of lumbar pain came to me one and a half years following a complicated lumbar fusion; the surgery was complicated by the fact that the surgeon had to operate twice in order to get the hardware placed correctly. Unfortunately, the surgery did not cure her pain; and she came to me for pain management.
Two months into her treatment with me, she had a severe episode of low back pain after shoveling snow. She went to her primary doctor with not only complaints of worsening back pain, but she also had a fever and an upset stomach. That ...
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