Dysuria - Symptom Evaluation

Dysuria | Painful Micturition | Painful Urination - Symptom Evaluation

Q: Which doctor treats dysuria?

A: Dysuria is treated by an urologist.


Q: What is the difference between increased frequency and urgency in urination?

A: Increased frequency is the need to urinate much more often than normal, sometimes every one to two hours. Urgency refers to a sudden and overwhelming need to urinate due to which the patient finds it extremely difficult to hold back urine till he/she can reach a bathroom.

Q: Can a man have discharge from a urinary tract infection?

A: Infection of the urethra can cause discharge in males as well. Gonococcal infection causes excessive pus-filled discharge, while other infections like Chlamydial infections usually cause mucus-like discharge.

Q: Why are diabetes patients prone to urinary tract infections?

A: Diabetes patients are prone to urinary tract infections due to the high glucose content of their urine and the lowered immunity. Diabetes also predisposes to complications of the urinary tract that could predispose to urinary tract infections.