6 Causes of Painful Urination in Children

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Pain during urination is also called Dysuria. It is frequently seen among children of young age. The main causes of painful urination are bladder or kidney infections, or the infections of the urinary tract (UTIs).

Causes of Painful Urination in Children:

Painful urination is a very common problem seen among children and even adults. A child’s bladder holds less amount of urine as compared to an adult’s. Therefore, a child needs to urinate more frequently as compared to an adult. This does not mean that your kid has some problem.

However, if your child experiences burning or stinging sensations during urination, you should call a doctor. To book an appointment with the best child specialist in Karachi, Lahore or other main cities of Pakistan visit Marham.pk. Painful urination is caused due to a number of factors. Some of them are as follows:

  • It is mostly caused by a bacteria known as E.coli (Escherichia coli) which lives in the digestive tract of a person and then travels to the urinary tract and causes pain during urination.
  • Kidney infections are also a major cause of painful urination.
  • It is also caused by bladder infections.

UTI in kids

  • In girls, it is often caused due to genital skin irritation.
  • UTIs (urinary tract infections) are the major cause of painful urination.
  • Pain during urination is also caused when there is an infection, the bacteria reach the bladder and even if a small amount of urine touches the bladder, pain is felt by the child.


  • Fever
  • Pain in lower back
  • Vomiting
  • Stinging sensations during urination
  • Bad-odour pee
  • Frequent urination

Treatment of Painful Urination:

  • Drink a lot of water for frequent urination.
  • Intake of juices and fluids helps a lot. Cranberry juice is very effective in this regard.
  • Avoid having bubble baths.
  • Do not use perfumed soaps.
  • Wash your genitals with warm water or luke-warm water only.


  • Doctors provide medication like ibuprofen to ease the discomfort.

Final Thoughts:

Painful urination is a common problem among children. It is easily treatable nowadays, but ignorance and ill-timing can lead to serious infections and diseases that may prove fatal. It’s better to practice preventive measures in children from a young age, for example, proper washing and cleaning after urinating, eating a nutritious diet, drinking a good quantity of water, and using herbal soaps and shampoos because “prevention is better than cure”.

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Noorul Huda
She Attained a Masters in Zoology from the University of Punjab, She has been an active researcher and learner regarding today's health issues. One of her major interests lies in studying and discovering medical break-throughs and their application in the society. Also, she likes to share her interests via her writings to spread mass-awareness.

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