When a person is experiencing the pain after urination there are many different possible causes.
It is important to note that pain during or after urination should not be taken lightly and should be reported to a doctor, because it is a symptom of some fairly serious medical conditions.
This pain after urination often lasts for as long as a minute or two after going to the bathroom and it can be both a slight discomfort or a really terrible and severe pain, which could even cause a person to refrain from urinating, which is a very unhealthy thing to do as well.
There are several factors that are often to blame for this painful sensation after urination and the cause needs to be identified so that it can be treated and the pain can subside.
One of the most common conditions that leads to painful urination is urinary tract infection or UTI. Both men and women can suffer from this problem and it usually occurs in any part of the urinary tract, which is composed of the prostate, urethra, kidneys and ureters.
It is caused by bacteria usually infecting the bladder, which will eventually lead to an infection and painful urination.
Another possible cause of prostatitis, which is when the prostate gland, in a man obviously, swells.
The prostate gland surrounds the neck of the urethra, which is the tube that takes the urine from the bladder and releases it outside the body.
When the bladder is inflamed, it will interfere in the flow of urine, which will cause a person to want to urinate frequently, but not be able to, which is fairly frustrating.
The blockage of the urethra can also lead to pain as well.
Sexually transmitted diseases could also be causing the pain.
One of the symptoms of chlamydia is painful urination, and it will usually be accompanied with lower abdominal pain and a discharge from the vagina or penis. Men can also experience testicular pain and women will find intercourse to be painful as well.
Another STD that can cause painful urination is gonorrhea. The symptoms of the disease can be felt in many different parts of the body, according to wear the infection is. When it affects a man’s urethra it can cause painful urination and a pus-like discharge from the penis. When it affects a woman’s cervix, it will also cause painful urination, abdominal pain, pelvic pain and vagina bleeding in between periods.