Painful urination is trouble or burning while passing urine. This is often felt in the tube that carries urine out of the bladder or around the genitals. In women, it's often caused by urinary tract infections. In men, it's often caused by urethritis and prostate problems. If you're pregnant, or if painful urination doesn't go away and has other symptoms, make a medical appointment.

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