Nov 1, 2015 Issue
Dysuria: Evaluation and Differential Diagnosis in Adults [Article]

Review the history, physical examination, and laboratory findings that are most likely to determine the cause of dysuria in men and women. Learn how clinical decision rules can guide the diagnosis.

Apr 15, 2002 Issue
Evaluation of Dysuria in Adults [Article]

Dysuria, defined as pain, burning, or discomfort on urination, is more common in women than in men. Although urinary tract infection is the most frequent cause of dysuria, empiric treatment with antibiotics is not always appropriate. Dysuria occurs more often in younger women, probably because of th...

Sep 1, 1999 Issue
Evaluation of Dysuria in Men [Article]

Men with pain or a burning sensation on urination should be evaluated with a thorough history, a focused physical examination and urinalysis (both urine dipstick and microscopic examination of the urine specimen). Although dysuria may be caused by anything that leads to inflammation of the urethal m...

May 1, 1998 Issue
The Woman with Dysuria [Article]

Bacterial cystitis is the most common bacterial infection occurring in women. Thirty percent of women will experience at least one episode of cystitis during their lifetime. About one third of patients presenting with symptoms of cystitis have upper urinary tract infection. A careful history to iden...

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