Cranberry juice is rich in antioxidants which help fight the oxidative damage caused by free radicals due to aging. It aids in heart health and reduces the harmful low-density lipoprotein cholesterol levels. It also has an antibacterial effect which acts against E.coli bacteria, thereby preventing and treating urinary tract infections. Its phytochemicals promote digestive health by inhibiting H.pylori in the stomach. Cranberry juice tends to increase the effect of blood thinners and certain medications.
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Is Amikacin a safer option to treat UTI while breastfeeding?
Query: Hello doctor,I am a 36 year old female. I am currently breast feeding. I am suffering from severe UTI since 20 days. My gynecologist suggested Ceftum, Citralka, and Urispas for three days. After taking the course I was fine for two days. But, after two days, the UTI symptoms came back, but not as se... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen the reports sent by you (attachment removed to protect patient identity). You are suffering from a urinary tract infection with E.coli. Nitrofurantoin is the correct medicine, as per your urine culture report. As the infection is severe, your symptoms... Read Full »
Even after taking antibiotics for cough and stomach pain, there is no relief. Why?
Query: Hi doctorI have been sick on and off for two months. I have had a cough, stuffed nose, body aches, fever and burning when I urinate. I also have had a sharp pain in the stomach and headache. I have taken antibiotics, but they did nothing to me. I am a 45 year old male. Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your query and symptoms. I feel you need to get evaluated for infectious as well as autoimmune disorders. As per chronicity of the symptoms cough of more than three weeks and stomach ache with burning micturition fits more for infectious disease. As yo... Read Full »
I suffer from recurrent urinary tract infections for a year. Why?
Query: Hi doctor, I am a female of 23 years old. I have been getting recurrent UTIs for the past two years. My urine culture at first showed bacteria, but now they are not showing that I have an infection. I also used to be pain-free for one to two days after starting antibiotics. But, during the last thre... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You are a known case of recurrent urinary tract infection. Both the partners have to take treatment. My advice is to drink plenty of liquids and eat citrus fruits like lemon, orange, musambi, kiwi, gooseberry, etc. Avoid spicy, fried and junk food. Take light blend di... Read Full »
Kindly go through the laboratory reports of my wife and suggest.
Query: Hi doctor,Kindly see the laboratory reports of my wife. She is pregnant. Her age is 30 years. Our doctor has given certain medicines of vitamins, iron, etc. Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. My hearty congratulations for becoming a father. The reports of your wife are all in their normal limits (attachment removed to protect patient identity) except for the iron studies, which is usually low in the pregnant women. I suggest your wife Iron tablets daily from ... Read Full »
How to treat and prevent recurrent urinary tract infections?
Query: Hello doctor, My partner repeatedly got UTIs over the past two years, and it appears to be unique to our relationship. She is largely immune to the antibiotics prescribed, and on a couple of occasions, has progressed to severe kidney infections. I wonder if it could be something with my body and if... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. UTI (urinary tract infection) is very common in females, especially in an active sexual relationship. If she had any blood or urine tests and ultrasound abdomen reports, please send me. If it is not done, kindly get an ultrasound abdomen and pelvis to rule out any p... Read Full »
What can be done for recurrent bladder infection?
Query: Hello doctor, My mother is 86 years old. She is in relatively good health but is prone to a bladder infection. She does not feel pain when infected, so it gets bad before weakness and other symptoms tip us off. She just got out of the hospital with the latest bout. I am thinking that we could take ... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Females are more prone to urinary tract infection due to the proximity of the anal orifice to the urethral orifice. However, post-menopause, this increases due to increased cornification of the vulva, which allows more easier access for the pathogen to form colonies. Adde... Read Full »
I have been on my period for 15 days and when I pee it stings. Why?
Query: Hi doctor, I have been on my period for 15 days so far, and I just noticed today when I pee it stings first and then goes away. I am a virgin. I also missed my period for a month or two before this occurred due to stress with classes. Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. There is nothing to get stressed. You might be having urinary tract infection, which is very common in girls. You take care of your hygiene, especially during periods and frequent change sanitary towels and wash the area with plain water as many times as possible. Se... Read Full »
What are the complications associated with panurethral stricture?
Query: Hi doctor, I am a 30 year old male. I had a BMG urethroplasty a week ago. Currently urinating with catheter due to pan-anterior urethral stricture. Are there any complications and risks associated with it? Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I welcome you and want to assure you need not worry as everything is going to be fine if proper care and treatment is opted in for. I have thoroughly gone through your case and can well understand your genuine health concerns. Read Full »