Dysuria

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Background

  • Painful urination
    • due to inflammation of urethra, bladder, or prostate
  • Dysuria is uncommonly used to describe difficult urination

Clinical Features

  • Pain with urination
  • Additional features dependent on underlying cause

Differential Diagnosis

Dysuria

Evaluation

Men

  • Men <50 yr: symptoms usually due to STI
  • Men >50 yr: incidence of acute cystitis rises dramatically due to prostatic obstruction

Management

Disposition

See Also

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