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Dysuria refers to pain on urination, often described as a burning pain. It is one of many urinary symptoms that indicate an underlying problem. Although normally associated with UTI or vaginitis, dysuria can be a symptom of numerous medical conditions.[1]

Causes of Dysuria

Dysuria is typically associated with inflammation of part of the genitourinary tract. Effectively treating dysuria is dependent on identifying the underlying causes and associated conditions. Some of the factors that can cause dysuria directly include:



  • Infections are a common cause of acute dysuria.

Associated Conditions

Dysuria is a common symptom in the following conditions:[2]

Naturopathic Treatments

The treatment for dysuria primarily involves identifying the underlying condition and then selecting the appropriate naturopathic treatment strategy. A few of the specific treatments for dysuria include:


Reviewed by Iva Lloyd, BScH, RPE, ND [1]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Carter C, Stallworth J, Holleman R (2011) Rakel: Textbook of Family Medicine, 8th ed Chap 40 Urinary Tract Disorders Saunders
  2. Ferri FF (2012) Ferri's Clinical Advisor 1st ed Section D- Dysuria Mosby