Pain when passing urine and 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

More information on Bladder Cancer is available here.

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

More information on Chlamydia is available here.

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

More information on Chlamydia is available here.

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

Cystitis

Cystitis is inflammation of the bladder, usually caused by a bladder infection.


Symptoms of this condition may include:

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

More information on Cystitis is available here.

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

More information on Genital Herpes in Men is available here.

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

More information on Genital Herpes in Women is available here.

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

More information on Gonorrhoea in Men is available here.

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

More information on Gonorrhoea in Women is available here.

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

Pelvic Inflammatory Disease

Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) is an infection of the female upper genital tract, including the womb, fallopian tubes and ovaries.


Symptoms of this condition may include:

  • Vaginal bleeding after sex
  • Painful periods or menstruation
  • Bleeding between periods
  • Heavy periods
  • Difficulty passing urine

More information on Pelvic Inflammatory Disease is available here.

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

More information on Pyelonephritis is available here.

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