"Burning" on Urination
Deeply unpleasant. Like a fire in the penis. Not just in the "exposed part", either, but often going deep inside, almost to the bladder, or actually to the bladder. There is also a feeling of increased urgency to piss, or increased frequency of pissing.
Regrettably you have either a bladder infection or urethritis.
Both of these are dead simple to deal with. If it's a long established problem, you need the doctor. If you are at all concerned, you need the doctor. If there is blood in the urine, you definitely need the doctor. If the self help stuff here doesn't help, you need the doctor.
There are two main things to do in order to make life more pleasant and to give the infection a chance to heal. Well there is a third, too. And it's the most important. If you indulge in unprotected penetrative anal intercourse inside your partner, start to use a condom. Unless you do, you are likely to reinfect yourself, and make the problem worse, perhaps intractable.
You need to treat the infection fast, or it will take a hold. After you've eliminated the cause of the infection, perhaps even before, do what sounds like the very worst thing. Drink lots of water. I mean lots. Take a pint and drink it now. Then drink a pint each hour until you're pissing like a fire hose, and keep drinking. If you're metric, take a wine bottle full. And drink it like medicine. If there is a drink called "Barley Water" in your country, buy some and drink it. If not, buy some pearl barley, soak it and boil it in water, and drink the resulting liquor. Flavour it by all means. But drink.
The objective is to dilute the strong urine as far as possible so that it no longer burns when you piss. Try to use alkaline stuff to flavour it, maybe bicarbonate of soda unless you are sodium intolerant, but that isn't as important as dilution of urine. Ok, you'll be spending most of your time peeing for a good while, but it's better than hurting.
There is an excellent homoeopathic remedy for urethritis and cystitis. Find a mail order homoeopathic pharmacy (US Citizens spell this homeopathic), and ask for "Cantharis 30C". When it arrives, dissolve one tablet under your tongue night and morning without food, and without swallowing the tablet, until the symptoms ease and go. If the symptoms do not go within a time you find acceptable, go to your doctor.
Leaving urethral infections untreated leads to major complications. If the infection erodes the lining of the urethra sufficiently you may need a urethroplasty. This is not a procedure you want. I know. For other reasons I have had one. Just to give you an idea of what is involved, read below:
- If you were uncircumcised, you will be circumcised now. Say "goodbye" to a lot of highly sensitive cells and nerves you used to enjoy sex with.
- The penis is opened along the urethra for the length of the diseased tissue
- The old tissue is surgically removed
- New tissue is removed surgically from the inside of the mouth (The urethra is quite large - expect to have most of the inside of your cheek removed, apparently it grows back)
- The cheek is sewn together. Do not expect to be able to open your mouth wide for ages. Giving a blow job is not possible. Mind you, you won't want to receive one, either.
- If you had a foreskin, that may well be used in addition to the mouth skin. It's good with urine, but it does grow hair. It isn't ideal
- If there is insufficient skin in your mouth and removable from the shaft of your penis, the scrotum can be used. However, this is not wonderful because it and urine are incompatible. It can need replacing after some years. It also grows hair.
- The new tissue is then sewn in to the penis, sewn in at the edges and also at various places in the centre of the graft. Expect about 30 to 40 stitches on a large graft.
- A surgical pressure dressing the shape of a large tampon is sewn into the penis to press the graft into place using ten or more stitches with nylon fishing line. This dressing takes quite a lot of strain. A catheter is inserted to piss through.
- Sleeping is fine. Waking is evil. An erection is exquisitely painful, pulling several tens of stitches, and making your penis feel more aroused! A literal vicious circle. You will fear sleep.
- After about 3 days the catheter is removed. You now piss on the tampon, which soaks up the urine and starts to smell foul
- After a fortnight the tampon, which now stinks, is removed.
- Did you think you would now feel normal? Not a chance. The penis is still slashed open along the length of the wound, and the stitches take a while yet to vanish. You will be also pissing from where the catheter finished for the next four months. Oh, and the shaft skin is sewn to the makings of the new urethra and is no longer mobile, so achieving orgasm is "interesting". Penetrative sex is possible, but I doubt you will want a sore wound anywhere near your partner's anus. Too tight, and too much danger of infection if the would were to be opened by accident.
- Finally the surgeon will sew the open slash back into a tube shape. This time you get the catheter for a fortnight.
- Your frenulum is no nowhere to be seen. So sexual sensation is now seriously diminished.
So, I guess you will agree that treating and preventing urinary tract infection early on is worthwhile!