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Question by  grandpasny (2)

What causes burning and a frequent need to urinate?

I'm asking about a man that's 62. The burning sensation stops after urinating.


Answer by  starmlw (960)

This is usually the first sign of a urinary track infection. In a man that is 62, it could also be a sign of benign prostate hypertrophy or an enlarged prostate. These two possiblities go hand in hand because when the prostate enlarges it causes urinary retention which leads to infection. He should see a doctor.

Reply by grandpasny (2):
He had a PSA test a few months ago wouldn't it had shown in that?  add a comment

Answer by  jheremans (1446)

This might mean that the man has a kidney either has stones in them or it can mean almost anything like prostate, bladder and urethral problems.


Answer by  AHPapp (39)

There are a number of causes. Some causes could be interstitial cystitis, urinary tract infection, or prostate problems. Some medications can cause bladder and urethra irritation as well.

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