In most cases, it is treatable and often curable, depending on the cause. If you suffer from symptoms of urinary discomfort, you deserve to understand the various risk factors and underlying medical conditions behind the condition and the treatments for it. 

What is urinary discomfort?

Urinary discomfort is a sensation of pain or uneasiness in the pelvic region due to urinary tract irritation. Common symptoms include:

  • Burning during urination
  • Burning after urination
  • Frequent urges to urinate
  • Feeling of incomplete emptying
  • Persistent urgency
  • Fever
  • Chills
  • An overall sense of pressure or being unwell

While these symptoms can be uncomfortable, they are usually minor and resolve quickly with treatment. However, getting checked out by a doctor is essential if you experience these signs or symptoms regularly or if they become particularly severe.


What conditions cause urinary discomfort?

There are many possible causes of urinary discomfort − some more serious than others − but all warrant a thorough evaluation by a specialist, mainly when the condition is chronic. The most common cause is a urinary tract infection (UTI), generally caused by bacteria entering the bladder or urethra through contaminated water or other sources such as sexual contact. Other possible causes include the following:

  • Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) such as gonorrhea and chlamydia
  • Kidney stones
  • Enlarged prostate glands
  • Interstitial cystitis
  • Bladder cancer
  • Radiation therapy
  • Overactive bladder
  • Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID)
  • Endometriosis
  • Trauma associated with childbirth or pelvic surgery
  • Foreign objects lodged in the bladder or urethra
  • Radiation therapy
  • Certain medications
  • Pelvic floor disorder

What is the treatment for urinary discomfort?

The type of treatment recommended for urinary discomfort will reflect the underlying cause. Antibiotics are usually prescribed for infections due to bacteria – such as UTIs – to clear up the infection quickly and effectively. Painkillers can also help alleviate any associated pain until the antibiotics start working. Dr. Bahlani may also recommend lifestyle changes, such as rest and drinking lots of fluids.

If another underlying condition, such as an STD or endometriosis, exists, further diagnostic tests may be required to confirm and develop the most appropriate course of action. Having fellowship training in interstitial cystitis and other misdiagnosed urological conditions, Dr. Bahlani has been a pioneer in the field and can utilize this expertise for a tailored treatment plan.

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Cystoscopy for urinary discomfort

Cystoscopy may be performed when other diagnostic tests have been inconclusive or complications are present. If this is the situation, Dr. Bahlani may recommend undergoing a cystoscopy. The test involves inserting a flexible tube into your bladder via the urethra to get direct visual feedback about what’s happening inside your lower urinary tract. This procedure rarely takes more than 30 minutes and can provide invaluable information about any abnormalities present.

What are some of the benefits of cystoscopy with Pelvic Pain Doc?

With Dr. Bahlani, cystoscopy is a minimally invasive procedure that can be performed in an operating room or her office.

It is mostly painless and requires no recovery time, making it much more convenient than other treatments. Furthermore, it can be combined with bladder instillation (wash) if necessary.

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Why choose Pelvic Pain Doc for urinary discomfort treatment?

Dr. Bahlani is an experienced surgeon specializing in treating sexual and pelvic health issues. She has the clinical expertise to diagnose patients properly and the surgical skill to produce remarkable results. Her fellowship training in these areas uniquely qualifies her to manage chronic or acute urinary discomfort. Additionally, she brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to navigate complex diagnoses and treatments effectively. With Dr. Bahlani on your team, you can access world-class care for urinary discomfort challenges. Contact us today.

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