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Getting burning sensation while urinating and noticed pinkish discharge. What is the disease?

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I have burning when urination, a pinkish discharge during the last couple of tricles of urine, the need to urine more than usual
Posted Wed, 20 Feb 2013 in Urinary and Bladder Problems
Answered by Dr. Michelle Gibson James 3 hours later
Hi, thanks for using health care magic

Burning on urination as an only symptom can be attributed to urine passes).
However when the symptom of dysuria (discomfort such as burning on urination) is combined with symptoms such as frequency (need to urinate more than usual) then urinary tract infection.A urinary tract infection can involve any aspect of the urinary tract- the urethra, bladder, ureter, kidneys and in men, the prostate.
Women commonly experience these infections.
The pink discolouration that you observed may be blood, this can sometimes occur in urinary tract infections because the lining of the tract is inflammed.
This can also be associated with discomfort in the abdomen, fever and in severe cases weakness, nausea and vomiting.

It is diagnosed by testing a urine sample in the doctor's office and more intently, at the lab.
Treatment involves the use of copious fluids, cranberry juice is effective in some persons and the use of oral antibiotics.

hope this helps, feel free to ask any other questions
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Follow-up: Getting burning sensation while urinating and noticed pinkish discharge. What is the disease? 1 hour later
Thank you for your reply. How can a person just all of a sudden wake up with a UTI? Thought it had to be transmiied to you by another person. What are some other causes? The symptoms just appeared this morning, also i read somewhere it could possibly be due to Kidney Bladder or Prostate issues.
Answered by Dr. Michelle Gibson James 11 hours later
Urinary tract infections are not transmitted from one persons to the next. It is not a contagious illness, sexually transmitted infections are transmitted from one person to the next not UTIs (urinary tract infection).

Urinary tract infection can involve the urethra, ureter, bladder or kidney, they are all part of the urinary tract, in most cases the infection is limited to the bladder or urethra, if it extends the kidneys the symptoms are usually more severe.

Sexually transmitted infections may be associated with the symptoms due to irritation of the urethra but in these type of infections there may be a discharge.

In men, the symptoms can be as a result of prostatic infections, however women do not have a prostate.

Feel free to ask any other questions
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