Burning or painful urination may be a symptom of an infection, and so usually necessitates a call to the healthcare provider.
What causes it?
Oftentimes, painful or burning urination will be the result of an infection like bacterial vaginosis or a urinary tract infection, or a sexually transmitted disease (STD) like chlamydia, gonorrhea, trichomoniasis or genital herpes. As with any infection, burning or painful urination probably deserves a call to your healthcare provider.
Because burning or painful urination is so often the result of an infection, it’s a good idea to call your healthcare provider at the first sign of trouble, as prescribed antibiotics may be the likely solution for the irritation.
- “STDs & Pregnancy – CDC Fact Sheet.” CDC.gov. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 7/10/2013. Web.