Some Things That Can Cause Painful Urination in Men and How to Fix Them

Some Things That Can Cause Painful Urination in
Men and How to Fix Them
Getting hot down there? Has peeing become something equivalent to
medieval torture? It’s time to figure out what’s going on. Painful urination in
men can be the result of many things. Painful urination, dysuria for the
medical-term lovers, affects the bladder and all the other parts that have a
role in urination. Here are seven causes of painful urination; the most
common may be surprising.
#1: Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)
There is a common misconception that UTIs are only experienced by the
fairer gender, but it’s not true. In fact, UTIs are the most common reason for
painful urination in men. They are caused by bacteria that takes up shop in
the urinary tract, which can actually encompass a wide area that includes the
bladder, urethra, and kidneys. UTIs are usually accompanied by cloudy or
blood-tinged urine, a fever, and unexplained pain in the side and back. In
most cases, a UTI can be cleared up with antibiotics and takes just a few
days before it’s totally gone.
#2: Urethritis
Urethritis is the inflammation of the urethra (this is the tube that carries the
urine out of the body), which is most often caused by bacteria. Antibiotics
are used for treatment.
#3: Allergic Reaction
One of the other more common, and often overlooked, reasons for painful
urination in men is an allergic reaction. This could be to anything the
member comes in contact with physically or any new meds. This includes
new body lotion, latex protection, laundry detergent, or even the perfume or
lotion an intimate partner wears. See a doctor immediately if new
medication may be to blame. Otherwise, wash the area gently, rinse well,
and air dry. Take an antihistamine if there is any swelling, itching, or rash.
#4: Bladder Pain Syndrome (BPS)
A lesser known cause, BPS is a chronic bladder issue, meaning it has no
cure. Usually the bladder will experience pressure and pain simultaneously.
BPS is nearly always complemented by lower urinary tract symptoms that
last six weeks or longer without an acknowledged cause. Symptoms can be
intermittent or long-standing and vary from mild to severe. Other chronic
issues BPS is linked to are irritable bowel syndrome, fibromyalgia, and other
chronic pain problems.
#5: Partner-Transmitted Infections (PTIs)
Most likely the worst-case scenario that pops into a man’s head when he
feels the burn, several PTIs are known to cause painful urination in men. The
PTIs linked to fiery pees are chlamydia, gonorrhea, trichomoniasis, and
herpes of the midsection. Get to a doctor or clinic immediately for testing
and be sure to mention any other unusual symptoms as well.
#6: Kidney Stones
Kidney stones form in the kidneys (obviously) and are a buildup of calcium
or uric acid, which forms stones. When the stones get lodged in the area
where urine meets the bladder, it causes painful urination. A man usually has
to pass the kidney stones by urinating them out. If they are too big to pass,
then a doctor may need to use shock wave lithotripsy to break them into
smaller pieces so they can be passed. Either way, a man will have to pee
them out, which can be exceptionally painful. This is often called the male
equivalent of childbirth.
#7: Prostatitis
Prostatitis is a bacterial infection that can also cause painful urination in
men. Symptoms that accompany prostatitis include an urge to urinate that is
especially persistent in the evening, aches in the midsection, and trouble
releasing seed. Antibiotics can clear it up, but it can take up to three months
to be fully rid of this infection.
How to Fix and Prevent Painful Urination in Men
For any and all of these causes, call a physician and schedule an
appointment for as soon as possible. Then start drinking as much water as
can be tolerated to dilute the urine and bring down the pain. Additionally,
some ibuprofen can also help with pain management. Next, be sure to clean
the member well and moisturize it well, as it may be inflamed. It’s suggested
that a man use a specially formulated male organ health creme (health
professionals recommend Man 1 Man Oil, which has been clinically
proven safe and mild for skin) rather than just any old lotion, as the
member has very delicate skin that can be easily irritated. Choose a crème
with a natural, soothing, and non-irritant base such as shea butter. Also,
crèmes with a combination of vitamins such as A, B, C, D, and E will
provide the member with antibacterial defense as well as calming and
healing properties.