Dysuria - Definition

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Dysuria is difficulty with urination, meaning evacuating urine from the bladder. Dysuria is usually painless in the absence of other associated disorders. It can appear as a delay at the start of urination, a weaker stream, late dripping, the need to push to start urination, and a feeling of not having finished urinating. In men, it is often due to a narrowing of the urethra or an increase in the volume of the prostate, but it can also be a sign of an infection or a tumor. In women, it is most often a symptom of a urinary tract infection.