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    DIVA Answers “It Hurts When I Urinate”

    I’m scared to see a doctor because it hurts whenever I urinate and it doesn’t come once please what can I do?

    A painful burning feeling when you urinate is often a sign of a urinary tract infection (sometimes also called a bladder infection). However, painful urination can occur even if you don’t have an infection. Certain drugs, like some used in cancer chemotherapy, may inflame the bladder. Something pressing against the bladder (like an ovarian cyst) or a kidney stone stuck near the entrance to the bladder can also cause painful urination.

    Painful urination can also be caused by vaginal infection or irritation. You might be sensitive to chemicals in products such as douches, vaginal lubricants, soaps, scented toilet paper or contraceptive foams or sponges.

    Painful urination can be a symptom of a more serious problem. You should tell your Doctor about your symptoms and how long you’ve had them. Tell your Doctor about any medical conditions you have, such as diabetes mellitus or AIDS, because these could affect your body’s response to infection.