urination is typically described by as a “burning”
sensation that can be felt during urination. It can be caused by infectious and noninfectious
conditions. It can also be accompanied by other symptoms of urinary tract infections (UTIs),
such as frequent urination or blood in the urine, and it can occur after intercourse in women when
infection is present.
Can painful urination be a symptom of an STD?
Yes. Painful urination frequently is associated with a bacterial urinary tract infection; however,
STDs can also be the cause. Getting tested regularly for STDs is the best way to stay up-to-date on
your sexual health. If you are having unprotected sex or sex with a new partner, STD testing may be
the right decision for you.
Most patients don't know that painful urination
can be a symptom of
Chlamydia and gonorrhea are curable with antibiotics
if detected and treated early. As long as it’s treated in the early stages, long-term risks
associated with chlamydia and gonorrhea are minimal.
Untreated STDs can cause long term health problems for patients, so it’s important to
get tested if you believe you’re at risk.