Why Urinating Becomes Painful in Some Females?
Q: Every time I pee it’s very painful; I almost cry. But there’s nothing I can do other than to to fight the pain. And some parts are irritating. I can’t wash it very well because of that pain and I have my period now. Is feminine wash OK? I can’t go to my doctor because that’s too embarrassing. What should I do? Please help.
Painful urination in women and girls could be due to changes in vaginal tissue and the surrounding area during phases like menopause or teenage. What is your age group?
When It Hurts to Urinate Around Menopause
Around menopause, the genital tissues start getting atrophied due to lack of hormonal support. This renders them prone to dryness and irritations. Urine is an irritant. Each time the lady urinates, the area gets irritated and inflamed. If no care is taken, small ulcers soon develop in the area. Treatment is applying lubricant and emollients on the area.
When Peeing Causes Pain During Teenage
In teenage, due to increased sexual urge, girls may scratch or vigorously rub the vulval area. On urinating, the scratched areas may pain and further ulcerate.
Treatment of Painful Burning Micturition
- Trim your nails
- Wash the area with cold water to keep it clean.
- Whenever you need to rub, use some lubricating cream.
- UTI or urinary tract infections- They are common in women. Usually there is some pain or dull ache behind the pubic bone (groin area). Fever may accompany. The condition is treated by antibiotics.
- Allergy due to any new bubble bath, soap or douche may lead to small ulcers or bumps in the area. Urine irritates these lesions, causing pain.
- Infective conditions like STD and herpes need to be ruled out. They cause ulcerations which may pain during urination.
It is alright to wash the area and keep it clean. In case you notice any discharge like pus or blood, see a doctor at the earliest.