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Probably one of the most dreaded things that can happen to us is getting the sensation of burning when we pee. The very first question that comes to your mind, if you think of the worst that is, is that you have cancer which can be normal to think when it feels like hellfire is raining down your urethra. However, you need to relax and not go to the extreme. There are many other reasons because of which it burns when you pee.
We are here for you, a list of some of the most common reasons behind it. However, as a letter of precaution, if something of this sort ever happens, it is always better to go to a real doctor and find out the pinpointed reason, and not just something general.
Urinary Tract Infection
A UTI stands for urinary tract infection, whose main causes of occurring is if you did not pee immediately after having sex, you were not hydrated, or did not maintain proper hygiene around your genitals.
UTI happens when bacteria, especially E. Coli, gets into your urethra. The result is persistent urge to go to the bathroom every few minutes and feeling the burning sensation whilst peeing. If it is an UTI that you have got, then the doctors can prescribe you a round of antibiotics to kick the infection and something extra for the pain.
Uncomfortable burning can happen if you have a yeast infection which can happen due to an overgrowth of yeast in the vagina. This is usually accompanied with another tell-tale sign, which is getting thicker discharge.
Anti-fungal medication, which can be purchased without any prescription, can handle this problem, but depending on the severity of the issue, you should visit the doctor so that they can give you better medication.
To avoid recurrent yeast infection, it is advised to wear cotton underwear, and maintain proper hygiene.
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This is one foul-smelling problem to have. This happens when the “good” and “bad” bacteria in your vagina gets disturbed due to sex, product you use, and so on, and can lead to fish-scented discharge in addition to painful pee.
Your doctor will most probably prescribe you antibiotics that can either be taken orally or vaginally.
Sexually Transmitted Diseases
Plenty of STDs have painful pee as their symptom, that is if they show any symptoms because more often than not they don’t. Herpes, an extremely common viral infection, known for causing sore on the mouth and genitals can be one of the causes.
Other STDs that can cause burning pee are gonorrhoea and Chlamydia, which also cause abnormal discharge in yellow or green colour. So, make sure to keep an eye out for that.
Sex Related Vaginal Tear
Minor abrasions from sex can cause some burning while peeing. To cut back on that yikes-inducing sensation, pour warm water over your vaginal area when you’re peeing. The temperature will help obstruct the nerve pathways.
Too Much Feminine Hygiene Products
We are often misled to believe that your vagina is a dirty place which needs to be cleaned as often as possible with a multitude of products.
When in reality, your vagina actually has a good self-cleaning procedure, to maintain its pH balance.
You don’t need too many products down there, because they are the ones that are causing the skin in your vagina to get irritated, which in turn gives you that burning sensation when you pee.