Painful urination is a common symptom of several illnesses or diseases. There are many different ways to treat painful urination, depending on the cause. If you do not know what is causing it, then make sure to see a doctor to find out.
Urinary Tract Infection
A urinary tract infection is exactly what it sounds like– an infection in the urinary tract. This can happen for a couple of different reasons, but mostly due to coming in contact with Escherichia coli, a type of bacteria. When treated right away, symptoms should clear up quickly. If not treated, the infection can spread to the kidneys and other areas of the body, causing more serious problems.
Other than painful urination, a person will a UTI may also experience frequent urination, cloudy or bloody urination, and pelvic pain. If you have these symptoms, make sure to see a doctor. Antibiotics are the best way to cure a UTI. That being said, natural UTI remedies can help to reduce the pain associated with the infection.
Probiotics are not the same as antibiotics, but they can still help. The easiest place to find probiotics are in plain sugar-free yogurt. You can eat this to get more probiotics in your system, which can help to kill bad bacteria and improve your immune system. Some women like to put yogurt directly on the urethra, but this is not recommended.
Bladder stones are more common in men, but women can get them too. Most people get bladder stones when they hold in their urine or do not use the bathroom as often as they should. When this happens, the urine in the bladder builds up and combines with other waste in the bladder which can cause crystals (stones) to form.
If you think you have bladder stones, the best thing to do is see a doctor. If the stones are large, a doctor may need to operate. When the stone is small, you may be able to use home remedies to pass the stones at home without surgery.
One of the best ways to dissolve the stones from the inside of your body is to drink apple video vinegar. It should be noted that this is its own thing, not a combination of apple juice and vinegar. Mix two tablespoons of apple cider vinegar with a cup of water (warm or cold). Drink this at least once a day, every day, until the stones are passed.
Bacterial vaginosis is a type of bacterial infection in the vagina. This is not an STD/STI. Other than a buildup of bacteria, doctors do not yet know what exactly causes bacterial vaginosis.
Some symptoms of bacterial vaginosis include discolored discharge (grey/white), pain after sex, foul-smelling discharge, and itching. These symptoms are also similar to a yeast infection, so it is best to see a doctor to find out which ailment you are facing.
If you see a doctor, he or she will likely prescribe you a pill to clear up the bacteria. It is not necessary to see a doctor for this, but it will help to clear up the ailment faster. If you choose to use home remedies, try garlic. You can eat garlic on a regular basis. It contains natural anti-inflammatory properties that can help to reduce the symptoms of bacterial vaginosis. Some women also insert cloves of garlic in their vaginas. This can cause a burning sensation, so try this method at your own risk.
UTIs, bladder stones, and bacterial vaginosis are all relatively common ailments that can cause painful urination in women. They are so common that most women will face at least one of these problems in their lifetimes. If you are worried you have one of these ailments, make sure to see a doctor to confirm it. Use home remedies alongside a doctor’s treatments and medications to get the best results to heal as fast as possible.