An uncomfortable sensation at the end of urination is a common symptom that can be very worrying. It’s often accompanied by discomfort and a feeling of fullness in the bladder, even after you’ve just peed. Female patients may also feel a pulsing sensation in their vagina. So what’s causing this tingling sensation and what can you do about it?

I Have a Weird Feeling After I Pee - Why?


Urinary tract infection (UTI)

A UTI may be the cause of the tingling sensation after urination. Female patients are particularly susceptible to UTIs, due to a short urethra situated near the vagina. Common symptoms of UTIs include an increase in the frequency and urgency of urination, with a persistent urge even after passing certain amounts of urine. You may find that it hurts to pee at the end; women often experience additional pelvic pain. Patients may produce unpleasant-smelling, cloudy urine, sometimes occurring alongside pain in the suprapubic region. Blood in the urine may manifest as red, bright pink or cola-colored pee.

UTIs can be easily treated with antibiotics, but while you’re waiting for the drugs to take effect, you can ease your symptoms by drinking plenty of water to flush out the bacteria and dilute the urine. With the exception of cranberry juice, which some find can relieve UTI symptoms, avoid fruit juices, as well as alcohol and caffeine, until the infection is resolved. These drinks can cause bladder irritation, exacerbating your symptoms. A warm heating pad applied to your abdomen may ease bladder pressure and discomfort.

To prevent yourself contracting a UTI, make sure you go to the toilet before and after sex, and when you wipe your genital area, do it from front to back, not the other way around. You should also avoid bubble baths, or douching your vagina, as these can lead to irritation in the urethra and vagina. Wear loose cotton panties to allow your private area to breathe. If you think you have a UTI, your doctor will need to perform a urine analysis to detect for infection.


Infection or Sexually transmitted infections (STIs)

A tingling sensation after urination in females may indicate a vaginal infection, especially if there is isolated pain when peeing, without an increase in frequency or urgency.

STIs have similar symptoms to UTIs, so you’ll need to see a doctor, who’ll do a physical examination and possibly urinalysis to find out what you have. Blood in the urinary tract may have come from the vagina, due to menstrual cycle bleeding, irritation of the external genitalia or an STI. Additional STI symptoms include pain, itching, sores, and unpleasant discharge from the urethra or vagina.


What Are Other Causes for Weird Feeling After I Pee?

Below are the experience of others which provide more explanation for possible causes of weird feeling after peeing:

“This happened to my sister. It turned out she was allergic/sensitive to the red dye in medications and Kool-Aid, and this was causing her bladder wall to become inflamed. To get rid of the cystitis, she drank cranberry juice every day for about two weeks. It took about 3 or 4 days for her to get better. Now, she takes cranberry supplements occasionally to stop her symptoms coming back.”

"If you have lower back ache in addition to pain when you pee, you may have a kidney stone. This is particularly common in those who have previously had kidney stones, don’t drink enough water, or have a family history of this condition. You may also see blood in your urine."

What to Do About Weird Feeling After Peeing

If it hurts to pee at the end, you will probably need to see your doctor, particularly if your symptoms persist or are getting worse. However, sometimes there may be a tingling feeling when you pee straight after sex, which is associated with minor urethral irritation. This is nothing to be concerned about, and won’t require any specific intervention unless the feeling continues or is severe. If you do think that you may be suffering from a UTI or STI, you will need medical intervention, but the infection can be easily treated by your doctor with the appropriate antibiotics.


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  • Rakhi SinghDec.2 11:25
    Yourl have UTIs i had the same symptoms went on antibiotics go to ur general doctor
  • B.K.Nov.7 11:41
    I had similar symptoms before, discomfort after pee. It felt like so much effort to start peeing and to end the pee as if something was clenching. and I sill felt full before and after. When I went and checked myself it turned out I had genital warts and had to get into a small surgery to remove them. I waited too long to check myself because the symptoms would come and go and would lessen with cranberry supplements and whatnots. Best to go get checked. I feel the discomfort coming back lately and that worries me but when I got checked again last month my urine tests were clear.
  • Beatrice Aug.20 23:52
    I have a strange feeling in my vagina that makes me feel like I need too pee often, I'm drinking lots of water and cranberry juice but it is still here after a week it started to occur after wearing a tampon? It's worrying me and I want it to stop
  • Akansha SinghJul.28 12:35
    Hi, I am having a tinkling sensation in my vagina when I pee and urge to urinate often like in every minute. This is really irritating me what should I do. I do not have any other symptoms like blood in urine or smelly urine. I having this sensation from past 2 days.
  • Rebekah SJul.25 03:31
    Jennifer, did you and your daughter ever find out what was wrong? I'm going through the same thing, minus the bleeding. I feel an urgency to pee, but when I do, very little comes out.
  • Maddy SJul.28 17:05
    @ : i have the same thing !! but once im done a weird feeling comes and it wont go away for at least an hour !!
  • DenaMay.8 18:03
    I have the EXACT same thing. Idk what to do and it hurts so so bad.
  • JenniferSepulvedaMar.11 03:52
    My daughter feels like she has an urgent need to pee but only pees a little she also has blood come out.she does not have a uti I am very worried for her. She had tests but were negative.
  • AnjJun.6 02:34
    @ : I have the same case
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