There are numerous conditions which can cause pain while urinating, and many of these require medical evaluation and treatment. The physicians who will be qualified to discuss this issue with you include your primary care physician
or your urologist
Pain on urination can be caused sometimes by sexually transmitted infections, especially chlamydia and gonorrhea. A simple urine test can be performed by your physician to rule out these two possibilities.
Pain on urination also sometimes be caused by a urinary tract infection
. Although urine infections are uncommon in men, they can occur. You may noticed that you have to urinate more frequently than before or notice blood or a cloudy color to the urine. Simple tests can also rule out this possibility.
Occasionally, simple dehydration or not taking enough fluids can cause pain with urination. This is because the urine becomes concentrated and can irritate the urethra on its way out.
Finally, prostatitis, or inflammation or infection in the prostate, could be a possibility. This condition is more common in men who hold their bladders from long periods of time, such as interstate truck drivers.
As always, the diagnosis and management of your specific condition will require a physical examination by your personal physician. Scheduling an office visit with your primary care physician is strongly recommended.