Have you experienced a sharp pain or burning sensation while passing urine? If you have, then you know what burning micturition means. If the symptom occurs frequently, you may be suffering from a disorder in your kidneys, bladder or urethra. Even though the symptom of burning urination is more common in women, it can affect men as well. Here is a look at some of the causes of burning micturition.
Sexually transmitted diseases causing infection of the urethra
Burning urination can also happen during summer season
Burning urination can also happen when urine is too much acidic
When do kidney stones cause burning micturition?
While most people with kidney stones may not suffer from a burning sensation while urinating, others will complain about the same. If you suffer from a kidney stone and the stone in question passes between the bladder and the urethra, you will notice the burning sensation and sharp pain during urination. If you do not know that you have kidney stones, you may mistake the symptoms for a bladder infection.
However, in some cases, you may suffer from both infections and kidney stones.
What causes Kidney stone formation?
A kidney stone is a hard, crystalline mineral material formed within the kidney or urinary tract.
Anyone may develop a kidney stone, but people with certain diseases and conditions (such as gout) or those who are taking certain medications are more susceptible to their development.
Many people have a habit of forming Kidney stones and people consuming specific diet (such as diet rich in oxalates etc. are also at the risk of developing kidney stones)
Most of the kidney stones (around 85%) are formed of calcium (Ca. oxalate or Ca. phosphate stones) and the remaining types are cystine stones, struvite stones or Uric acid stones.
The Calcium salts get precipitated in the nephrons and over a period become kidney stones
What are the signs and symptoms of Kidney stones?
The most common signs and symptoms of Kidney stones are as follows;
A dull ache/pain in the flanks (back)
Feeling of heaviness in the flanks
Sharp pain in the groin or back (when the stone passes from the kidney to ureters)
Sharp pain while urinating, with or without blood in the urine (When the stone reaches urinary bladder or urethra)
In some cases, the patient may not feel any symptoms or may feel mild symptoms when the stone passes from kidney, ureter, bladder or urethra.
Usually, such patients may notice the passage of stones when they urinate.
The size of the kidney stones may vary (from a small stone measuring 5 mm up to a big kidney stone measuring up to 25 mm.
Calcium oxalate stones, have sharp edges and cause pain and blood in urine when they pass from kidneys, through ureters and bladder.
Ayurvedic approach to micturition and kidney stones-
In Ayurveda, kidney stones are called Vrukka Ashmari. Kidney stones can be very effectively treated by Ayurveda treatment. Special herb extracts help dissolve kidney stones. Many herbal formulations help to increase the urine flow and help to wash away the Kidney stones through urine. Many times a bigger stone is broken down to small pieces which can pass through the ureters and are thrown away via urination. Special panchakarma treatments can be given to patients who suffer from multiple kidney stones or have large kidney stones. Furthermore, Ayurvedic practitioners will list out dietary and lifestyle changes that you would need to follow. As Ayurveda is the natural/herbal treatment of kidney stones, you have no risk of suffering from side effects. Furthermore, Ayurveda does not simply treat the disease, it also restores the critical balance in your body. This helps to stop the recurrence of the kidney stones. This holistic approach is better for all-round recovery and health.