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I"m wondering why i have burning during urinating?

By Anonymous April 19, 2009 - 4:35pm
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I've had burning sensation and frequency about 4 months now. It started the morning after intercourse. All std and bacteria seeking tests have come back negative and the urologist has given me sample medications to try that my Grandmother is even on. I'm his youngest patient by at least 30 years. He suggests IC but i dont experience any pain, just burning around urethral opening and vaginal area when i feel the urge to pee, during urination, as well as about 10 minutes after. I'm at a loss and would like a better diagnoses so I can make myself knowledgable on how to treat it. Thanks for your input.

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Having UTI like symptoms in summer
It has beee 2 weeks since I have been having UTI like symptoms. I tried one remedy and the relief was immediate!
Here is what I did.
- 1 Cup of rice ( used white rice)
- 4 cups of water

Rinse rice 2 times then let rice soak in 1 cup of water for 30 mins.

Pour rice and water into a blender then add the rest 3 cups of water and bend it. Strain water to remove solids then drink it.

I drank 2 glasses one after other and I felt much better almost after 15 mins of drinking it.

You can also cook water and make rice water using starchy part of boiled water.

Change panty few times a day. Wash your gentiles after going to bathroom for number 2. Wash with soap and water not wipes.

August 28, 2016 - 7:12am
EmpowHER Guest

Hello I had sex with a new partner two weeks ago after a 3 years being marry I been feeling burning pain in my vaginal area when I pee it don't hurt when I have intercourse and I have a slightly yellow discharge what does this mean it'll be a UTI or should I be worried about more I am very scared I never had an STD ever in my life I've been with the same partner this is the first I slept with somebody different

July 28, 2016 - 5:07am
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I have the same thing! I've been seeking an answer for ever! It's the same UTI symptoms but never bacterial. I've had all the tests and dozens of urine cultures! Would love to know what it is. Also, no matter how much water I drink, my urine is still dark yellow (brown) and stinks. Not to mention the constant burning. Not even alieve or Tylenol helps with the pain. So glad to hear I'm not the only person with this problem. Doctors told me it could be due to constipation, but I haven't seen a correlation between the two.

August 1, 2015 - 2:12pm
EmpowHER Guest

Hi Guys,

Even I am facing the same problem from past 3 years.I dont know what is exactly happening only feeling burning on my urethra mouth sometimes in vagina , some times anus or pelvic area.i had so many urine culture , Scans , so many antibiotics , pep smear , gonohorea , chlamydia and other tests too but everything came negative.
Whenever i do IC the next morning it comes , when i check for UTI it comes negative.I have checked my sugar also its normal.

So i dont know what it could be.In morning when i pee for first the urethra starts burning and continues for few minutes and slight burning whenever i pass urine..............

Please help .............If guys have find any solution for this ghost dieases.

December 22, 2010 - 5:20am
(reply to Anonymous)

Were you able to read the post directly above yours, regarding vulvodynia? Please talk with your doctor about this, as it is "unexplained pain".

Your symptoms now: is the only time you are experiencing burning in your urethra is 2 minutes first thing in the morning?

December 26, 2010 - 10:02pm
EmpowHER Guest

OMG I have the SAME THING! Its 7 am and I just got up to go pee and my urethral opening is on fire! I am 24, I am NOT sexually active. I have been tested for everthing known to man with no positive result. The burning sensation lasts a few minutes to a few hours.. I just drink a glass of water, lay a cold wash cloth over my girl parts and lay on my back spread eagle and try to doze off again until its gone. I get it maybe 3 or four times a month. I am wondering if there is something about the acidity of what I am eating? I had bellpepper and tomato salad for dinner last night ( a la weight watchers) but I have never payed attention to that correlation before. I really wish there was a name for this horrible condition that obviously effects so many women, I am also glad I am not alone. Anybody else linking acidity of meals as a trigger?

September 8, 2010 - 7:47am
HERWriter Guide (reply to Anonymous)

Hi Anon

Thanks for your post! I'm sorry you are in so much pain, I could almost feel it as you wrote it.

I cannot tell you if your condition could be brought on by diet but as soon as I read your post, I thought of vulvodynia.

Have you heard of Vulvodynia? It's a little talked about (before EmpowHER!) condition that affects woman and is very painful.

From our Encyclopedia,
"Vulvodynia is chronic pain or discomfort in the vulva. The vulva is often called the lips of the vagina. The vulva includes:

■Labia (labia majora and labia minora)
■Vaginal opening

Symptoms of vulvodynia may include:

■Pain of the vulva, which may come and go
■Burning of the vulva
■Stinging of the vulva
■Irritation of the vulva
■Rawness of the vulva

Your doctor will ask about your symptoms and medical history, and perform a physical exam. Tests may include:

■Pelvic exam
■Tests to check for bacteria and/or yeast
■Magnified exam, using a colposcope—visual examination of the vulva and vagina using a low-power microscope
■Biopsy —removal of a sample of tissue for testing "

You can read a lot more about this condition, including it's possible causes, treatment options, expert articles and the experiences of other women on our Vulvodynia page here: http://www.empowher.com/condition/vulvodynia

Will you read through our section and tell me if you see some links? Of course, we cannot diagnose anyone but I think this is something you should at least look into!

I look forward to hearing from you!

September 8, 2010 - 1:01pm
EmpowHER Guest

Have you considered vulvar vestibulitis as the possible cause for your symptoms?
Look it up...it may help you.

February 16, 2010 - 7:25am
EmpowHER Guest

Hi guys, I suffer from the exact same symptoms, I am 21 now and sadly I have been suffering from the same thing since I was 14. I have had tests for STI's and tests in my urine, along with seeing a specialist. The tests of my urine (which have been frequent over the years) have varied in results from positive to negative infection. Eventually my Urologist gave me 1 antibiotic a day for a month which sorted the problem out for 1 yr (which was a blessing!) However, the problem has come back, which was expected, and now I have the symptoms again.

I visited my doctor again today as when I am hot the symptoms get worse and I have been in spain for the past month (I do not know if you have the same response but heat + bikini's+ Chlorine makes the prob worse) but, just my luck, the burning stopped the day I visited the doc n no infection was found. It is common for you own body to fight the infection itself, if only for a few days.

Basically this is an extremely common problem, normally worse around a womens period or during 'bowell movement' as the doc put it. I was told today that sadly it is a problem that causes discomfort but basically results in women having to 'manage the problem.' Doing this requires you to recognise the triggers and take preventative measures. For example, for the past 7 yrs of my life I have got used to drinking at least 2 litres of water a day to take the edge off, my body almost reacts naturally to this now, when I feel a burn I feel thirsty.

Some women take 1 antibiotic everytime after intercourse, my other technique was litres of cranberry juice in a day! But don't take too many anti-biotics, as this is what causes more persistant and painful infections in the long run.

Don't panic about STI's, I did that and was shocked when it came back clear as I was convinced that was the cause, but if u r concerned, it really never hurts to check just in case, but everyone is very keen to pin everythin down to STI's in young women, which drives me nuts!

Hope this helps! I have scoured the internet, seen specialists and everyhting else, sometimes it is sorted and sometimes not, but sadly it is a case of just getting on with it and 'managing the problem' which after 7 yrs I have finally resolved myself 2, but it really isnt 2 bad when u get used to it.

Best wishes


August 5, 2009 - 4:25pm
(reply to Anonymous)

It sounds, to me, like you have some natural chemical reactions that might be at the root of your ongoing infections.

Umpteen years ago, my doctor told me that my system was highly acidic and to minimize my intake of acidic foods. This meant cutting back on both foods I seemed to stay shy of, anyway, and those I absolutely loved, like citrus, tomatoes, even strawberries. To my system, these foods trigger the burning sensations. Not fun.

Chemical reactions are also caused by contact with substances that can trigger responses. Again, for me, certain fibers, for example, latex.

Oh, and I also want to add: I'm sensitive to my own sweat, go figure!

Have you ever been tested for your body's pH factor? Just a thought.


August 5, 2009 - 4:51pm
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