(HealthDay News) -- Painful urination is a common sign of an infection of the urinary tract. But you don't have to have an infection to experience painful urination, which should be evaluated by a doctor without delay.
The American Academy of Family Physicians suggests these possible causes of painful urination:
- A urinary tract infection.
- A side effect of certain medications, such as chemotherapy drugs.
- In women, an ovarian cyst or irritation of the vagina.
- Also in women, a sensitivity to products such as douches, lubricants, soaps, scented toilet paper or contraceptive foams or sponges.
- A kidney stone.