Difficulty passing urine

On this page you can find conditions that could be the cause of these symptoms although it is not a complete list of possible conditions.

Please note that if you have these symptoms, they may be unrelated to any of these conditions listed. If you are concerned about your symptoms then you should see a doctor.

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Conditions

Bladder Cancer

Bladder cancer is where a growth of abnormal tissue, known as a tumour, develops in the lining of the bladder.


Symptoms of this condition may include:

  • Painless blood in urine
  • Pain when passing urine
  • Passing more urine than usual
  • Urgent desire to pass urine
  • Continuous, unexplained weight loss

Our Health A-Z contains more information on Bladder Cancer.

If you are worried about this condition you can try our free AI Symptom Checker here.

Chlamydia

Chlamydia is one of the most common sexually transmitted infections (STIs) in the UK.


Symptoms of this condition may include:

  • Pain when passing urine
  • Pain in testicle
  • Penis discharge
  • Difficulty passing urine
  • Swollen scrotum or testicle

Our Health A-Z contains more information on Chlamydia.

If you are worried about this condition you can try our free AI Symptom Checker here.

Chlamydia

Chlamydia is one of the most common sexually transmitted infections (STIs) in the UK.


Symptoms of this condition may include:

  • Lower abdominal pain
  • Pain when passing urine
  • Bleeding between periods
  • Difficulty passing urine
  • Vaginal bleeding after sex

Our Health A-Z contains more information on Chlamydia.

If you are worried about this condition you can try our free AI Symptom Checker here.

Cystitis

Cystitis is inflammation of the bladder.


Symptoms of this condition may include:

  • Pain when passing urine
  • Lower abdominal pain
  • Cloudy urine
  • Difficulty passing urine
  • Urgent desire to pass urine

Our Health A-Z contains more information on Cystitis.

If you are worried about this condition you can try our free AI Symptom Checker here.

Genital Herpes in Men

Genital herpes is a common infection caused by the herpes simplex virus (HSV).


Symptoms of this condition may include:

  • Painful penile ulcer or blister
  • Pain when passing urine
  • Difficulty passing urine
  • Rash on penis
  • High temperature

Our Health A-Z contains more information on Genital Herpes in Men.

If you are worried about this condition you can try our free AI Symptom Checker here.

Genital Herpes in Women

Genital herpes is a common infection caused by the herpes simplex virus (HSV).


Symptoms of this condition may include:

  • Painful vaginal ulcer or blister
  • Pain in vagina
  • Pain when passing urine
  • Unusual vaginal discharge
  • Difficulty passing urine

Our Health A-Z contains more information on Genital Herpes in Women.

If you are worried about this condition you can try our free AI Symptom Checker here.

Gonorrhoea in Men

Gonorrhoea is a [sexually transmitted infection (STI)](yourmd:/condition/sexually-transmitted-infections/introduction) caused by bacteria called Neisseria gonorrhoeae or gonococcus.


Symptoms of this condition may include:

  • Pain when passing urine
  • Penis discharge
  • Difficulty passing urine
  • Tight foreskin on penis
  • Itchy penis

Our Health A-Z contains more information on Gonorrhoea in Men.

If you are worried about this condition you can try our free AI Symptom Checker here.

Gonorrhoea in Women

Gonorrhoea is a [sexually transmitted infection (STI)](yourmd:/condition/sexually-transmitted-infections/introduction) caused by bacteria called Neisseria gonorrhoeae or gonococcus.


Symptoms of this condition may include:

  • Pain when passing urine
  • Unusual vaginal discharge
  • Difficulty passing urine
  • Heavy periods
  • Pain in the pelvic region

Our Health A-Z contains more information on Gonorrhoea in Women.

If you are worried about this condition you can try our free AI Symptom Checker here.

Prostate Cancer

Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men in the UK, with over 40,000 new cases diagnosed every year.


Symptoms of this condition may include:

  • Difficulty passing urine
  • Passing urine at night frequently
  • Passing more urine than usual
  • Urgent desire to pass urine
  • Weak flow of urine

Our Health A-Z contains more information on Prostate Cancer.

If you are worried about this condition you can try our free AI Symptom Checker here.

Pyelonephritis

A kidney infection is a painful and unpleasant illness that usually happens when bacteria travel up from your bladder into one or both of your kidneys.


Symptoms of this condition may include:

  • Passing more urine than usual
  • Unusually tired
  • Pain when passing urine
  • High temperature
  • Lower back pain

Our Health A-Z contains more information on Pyelonephritis.

If you are worried about this condition you can try our free AI Symptom Checker here.