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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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i have discomfort bottom of my stomach, heavey feeling i want to wee all the time it burns after then i feel i want to go again doc give me cephelexin 4 day course for blood protein in sample sent a sample off to the lab negatatve result bought dip sticks to do home testing neg results i am still suffering HELP

July 5, 2009 - 4:28am
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I have almost similar if not exact symptoms as you do. The first time it happened was some one or two months back, I don't exactly remember if sex triggered it. But the burning sensation occured both during and after urination. The pain and discomfort would usually last for several minutes to sometimes hours. I would usually use cold water to alleviate the burning sensation. It doesn't work perfectly but it's better than without it. The urine analysis test for bacterial infections was negative. My doctor gave an analegesic Phenazopyridine, which is an azo dye that gives a ghastly color to the urine. It's almost like urinating blood. It really didn't help and I discontinued it. Also, I hate the idea of having symptomatic relief when the real cause of the symtom is not known. Anyhow for almost two weeks I drank lots of water, continued using cold water to numb the area a lilltle bit and stopped wearing any kind of tight clothes and the burning was gone! But only to re-occur again and then gone again for a week and it happening again now! So I am thinking its pretty random and I have no clue what's happening to me. Also, I have noticed that the burning is more severe when urinating immediately after waking up in the morning than at other times through the day. Additionally, i feel the sting even near the viginal opening while urinating, but more in the urethral opening. I do not have any abnormal appearance in the area or any vaginal discharge or cloudy urine. I don't think I suffer from non-infectitious cystitis because in my case the pain and discomfort persists even after urination. I have a feeling that it is the urine itself causing the sting. If anyone has any knowledge of what is the cause of all this, please write back. Right now I am searching google for all the possible disease and sumptoms.

June 12, 2009 - 12:10pm
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Anonymous (reply to Anonymous)

the remedy is uretron... still i have no real reason why the symptoms happen eccept that when the ph balance inside changes we need an anticeptic to relieve the pain that occurs...

March 19, 2010 - 10:11am

The first thing that hit me was your statement that this burning sensation started after intercourse. That said, it's quite possible you're suffering from friction. If your vagina was a bit dry at some point during intercourse, the friction of skin against skin "burns."

Because all your tests are coming back negative (and that's a good thing), you might simply need to give yourself a rest and allow time to heal. Next time, if necessary, use a lubricant. There's no shame in that, and it can be quite pleasant.

Hope this helps.

April 20, 2009 - 4:43pm


I'm sorry that you are having burning before, during and after urinating, and have even seen a urologist who is not able to diagnose this. I do not usually provide a litany of possible health conditions (it usually serves no purpose than to possibly self-misdiagnose and focus on the condition rather than the symptoms).

However, since you said you are at a loss for what this could be, and wanted to become knowledgeable about what your symptoms could be, let's see if any of these conditions sound like what you are experiencing.

What medication has your urologist given you, and is it working at all? Like you, I am surprised that no bacteria are showing up on the lab tests (do you know which lab tests you had, and if there are any others that your doctor could recommend?), since this sounds very much like a UTI (especially since it occurred after intercourse). You can also see another specialist for a second opinion!

Other conditions that have similar symptoms as "burning with urination" (please note: this list is not all-inclusive, its a start):

- Have your doctor(s) ruled out vaginal infections? (I wasn't sure if they only tests you have done are urine tests?)
- Bladder conditions include: irritable bladder, interstitial cystitis (infection of bladder)
- Kidney conditions may be a possibility, but is sounds like the burning is more on the outside (vulva and urethra opening) and not as much on the inside of your body (bladder or back--where kidneys are located)
- Burning on the vulva (near urethra) could also be STI/STD (sexually transmitted disease or infection)
- Urethral conditions, including narrowing of urethra, PID (pelvic inflammatory disease)

Please write back, and let me know what your thoughts are, and maybe we can come up with something together. At least you can rule out some of the above, and let me know what tests have been done, as well as what medication you are on (and any additional symptoms). For instance, is there any difference in the color, amount or frequency of your urine?

April 19, 2009 - 7:22pm
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