When to see a doctor

By Mayo Clinic Staff

Make an appointment to see your doctor if:

  • Your painful urination persists
  • You have drainage or discharge from your penis or vaginal area
  • You see blood in your urine
  • You have a fever
  • You have back pain or pain in your side (flank pain)
  • You pass a kidney or bladder (urinary tract) stone

If you're pregnant, tell your doctor if you have any pain when you urinate.

Aug. 20, 2011