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March 2, 2017
By Louise Carr, Associate Editor and Featured Columnist




Taking a pee is usually a relief. But not always. It is easy to
take peeing for granted. You hardly notice the call of nature
until something goes wrong. Sometimes urination is highly
painful, turning a regular trip to the bathroom into
something you dread.

There’s burning and mild irritation when you pee, and there
is also pain. Dysuria is the name for pain when urinating, and
it affects both men and women. It is actually more common
for women than men to feel pain when peeing, and when the
condition affects men it is more common in older men.

Why does it hurt when you take a pee? And is there
anything you can do to relive the pain when it occurs?

Common Causes of Pain When You Pee

One of the most common reasons it hurts when you pee is
because of a urinary tract infection (UTI).

Urinary tract infections are the second-most common
infection reported in the US, and they account for around
8.1 million doctor visits every year, according to the National
Center for Health Statistics in 2008, the last year for which
data is available.

Women are particularly at risk of painful peeing due to
urinary tract infections because the urethra in a woman is
shorter, leading to bacteria more quickly entering the
bladder.

But urinary tract infections can occur in men and women,
and in different parts of the urinary tract including the
kidneys, ureters, bladder, and urethra. The risk of painful
peeing due to a UTI is raised as you age, and when you have
kidney stones, or diabetes.

A sexually transmitted infection can also make it painful to
pee. These include genital herpes, chlamydia, and gonorrhea.
In men, prostatitis (infection or inflammation of the
prostate) is a common cause of pain peeing.
In women, a yeast or vaginal infection, interstitial cystitis,
pregnancy, inflammation of the fallopian tubes, urethritis,
using personal care products, and forgetting an inserted
tampon can all make it painful to pee.

Other irritations and inflammations can make it hurt when
you urinate, including stones in the urinary tract, vigorous
activities like mountain biking, irritation from soaps or
spermicides.

Is Pain When Peeing a Sign of Something Dangerous?

If it hurts when you pee, see if the feeling goes away after a
couple of hours. If painful urination persists see a doctor to
rule out any underlying causes of the pain.

You should also see a doctor if you experience pain and you
also have a discharge from the penis or the vagina, or you
see blood in your urine. It could also be the sign of a serious
infection if you have a fever, back pain, or pain in your side.

In many cases the pain you experience when peeing can be
resolved at home. We looked at the latest scientific studies to
find out what you can do naturally when it hurts to pee.


































1.
Use Uva Ursi to Cure Pain from a Urinary Infection When
Peeing


Uva ursi has been used for centuries as a treatment for
kidney and bladder infections because of its active ingredient
arbutin.

This active ingredient is broken down in the body to form
hydroquinone, which in turn acts as an antiseptic. A paper
from the European Scientific Cooperative on Phytotherapy
1996-1997 discovered that uva ursi acted against most
major bacteria in the urinary tract, although it was not a
double blind study to find out if using uva ursi actually
makes a difference to pain levels during a urinary tract
infection.

2.
Use Vitamin C When Pregnant to Reduce Pain When Peeing

If it starts to hurt when you pee and you are pregnant, see a
doctor as soon as possible in order to take care of any
infection that could cause a problem during the pregnancy.

In addition, a 2007 study from Universidad de Colima in
México found that you could prevent bladder infections
during pregnancy that could cause pain when peeing by
taking  100mg of vitamin C every day.

3.
Interstitial Cystitis Can Cause Pain When Peeing

Interstitial
cystitis can be a major cause of pain when peeing
for women. In order to reduce the pain and clear the
infection, experts have looked at a variety of natural
remedies.

Quercetin is a bioflavonoid and it is believed to have anti-
inflammatory properties. A paper entitled “Treatment of
interstitial cystitis with a quercetin containing compound: a
preliminary, double-blind placebo control trial” presented at
the  American Urological Association 2001 Annual Meeting
reported that a quercetin supplement reduced symptoms like
pain in interstitial cystitis, which could help if it hurts when
you pee due to this common condition.

4.
It Hurts When You Pee Because of Prostatitis?

When the prostate is inflamed it is called prostatitis.
Symptoms of prostatitis include painful urination, fever, pain
in the lower back, chills, and aches.

One natural remedy believed to make a difference to
prostatitis is a grass pollen extract.

In a 2006 study from Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Beverly
Hills, researchers looked at 60 men with these symptoms due
to prostatitis. They found that after six months, the use of
the grass pollen extract was more effective than placebo at
relieving pain and other symptoms of prostatitis.

5.
Treat Pain When You Pee Due to a Vaginal Infection

Vaginal infections in women can be a major cause of pain
when urinating. There are three main reasons for vaginal
infections – a yeast infection, a parasite infection, and a
bacterial infection.

You are more likely to experience this kind of infection when
you take antibiotics, corticosteroids, oral contraceptives, or
when you are pregnant or have diabetes.

Researchers suggest that tea tree oil can treat a vaginal
infection that causes painful urination.

Tea tree oil is antibacterial and has antifungal properties. A
1962 study from author EF Pea looked at 96 women with
trichomonal vaginitis who received treatment via tampons
soaked in tea tree oil left inside the vagina for 24 hours,
which was followed by a tea tree oil vaginal douche.

After three and four weeks, women reported feeling less
pain and reduced symptoms. However, the trial was small
and it was not double-blind, so more research is needed.

6.
Can Pumpkin Seeds Prevent Pain When Peeing?

One reason for pain when urinating is kidney stones. This
can be an extremely painful reason for the complaint.

A 1993 study from Mahidol University, Bangkok in Thailand
suggests that pumpkin seeds could help to prevent kidney
stones from developing, although this study is extremely
small and did not look at humans but rather at chemical
changes in urine.

7.
Relieve Pain When Peeing Using Probiotics

The friendly bacteria otherwise known as probiotics show
promise at treating bladder infections, which are a common
cause of painful urination.

A 2005 study from Maximilianstrasse 31, D-80539 Munich,
Germany and authors Bauer HW, Alloussi S, Egger G, et al
demonstrated that a probiotic consisting of a harmless strain
of e.coli helped cure a bladder infection.

The study looked at 453 women who suffered from a
bladder infection which was ongoing at the start of the
study. They took either the e.coli treatment or a placebo for
90 days, went without treatment for three months, and then
received treatment for the first ten days in months seven,
eight, and nine.

In comparison to placebo, using the probiotic resulted in a
34 percent reduction in the recurrence of bladder infections.

In other words, using probiotics can mean less time
suffering from pain when peeing.



















































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