Pain during urination can be caused by infection in the urinary system; irritation or injury of the genital area; or stones (small masses of minerals) in the urinary tract. Urinary tract infections (UTIs) are the most common cause of painful urination.
Reviewed by: Steven Dowshen, MD
Date reviewed: April 2014
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