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Culture And Sensitivity

Culture is a test done to identify the microorganism responsible for causing infection. Sensitivity is done to determine which medicine to use to treat the particular infection. Culture and sensitivity tests can be performed during urinary infection.

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What is post-vasectomy pain syndrome and how to treat it?

Query: Hello doctor,I had a vasectomy nine weeks ago. The first few days were fine but on the 6th or the 7th day, I started to feel a sense of fullness in my left testicle and I then experienced swelling. I rang my doctor and he prescribed me Difene which brought the swelling down but I still had tendernes...  Read Full »

Dr. Khant Shahil Ramesh Bhai

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Relax and do not worry. I am extremely concerned about your problem. I think you have PVPS (post-vasectomy pain syndrome) but it is a diagnosis of exclusion. It happens because of congestion of epididymis and various other reasons. There are some tests to be done to r...  Read Full »

I have a sore throat. Is it viral or bacterial?

Query: Hello doctor, I had an IV treatment for fever. I took four doses of Monocef 1 gm. My fever is gone, and I am feeling better. I still have a sore throat, and there is a lot of mucus generated. The mucus is transparent. How do I confirm that I have got a viral or bacterial infection? Since my fever w...  Read Full »

Dr. Salah Saad Hassan Shoman

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Distinguishing between viral and bacterial infection relies primarily on obtaining a mucus sample and subjecting it to culture to pinpoint the responsible microorganism. Your doctor likely inferred a bacterial infection due to your favorable response to antibiotics. This...  Read Full »

I have vaginal discharge after three months of delivery. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, Three months ago, I had a forceps delivery. Now, I am experiencing heavy vaginal discharge. I guess that comes from below my clitoris. I can see mucus like discharge in and around clitoris. When I sit, I feel a gush below clitoris. My doctor said there is no problem and I am normal. Bu...  Read Full »

Dr. Radhakrishnan Nair Bhaskaran

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Do you have pain while passing urine or in the lower abdomen? If pus or yellowish discharge per vagina, then you need to consult a gynecologist and get a speculum examination. If necessary, then get an ultrasound scan. Culture and sensitivity of the discharge will con...  Read Full »

Kindly help me cure chronic amoebiasis permanently.

Query: Hi doctor,I have been suffering from chronic amebiasis from childhood. I am now 47 years old. Mucous problem is there most of the time. I cannot be able to digest spicy and fried foods. And, I cannot tolerate acidic food items. I am taking medicines like Norfloxacin TZ and digestive enzyme tablet. E...  Read Full »

Dr. Salah Saad Hassan Shoman

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I suggest you undergo a stool culture followed by drug sensitivity test. The result will provide you with the exact medication that your infection is sensitive to. Also, it will provide the medications that you should avoid as your infection will be resistant to. Kindly c...  Read Full »

Why do I have indigestion and pain in the left side of the abdomen?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 51 year old male, who has diabetes. For my diabetic problem, I am using Insulin Human Actrapid daily 10 units. Therefore, I am getting weak and getting fits. So far, I have had five fits. I got CT scan of the brain, and there was a small blood clot in the brain. I also have pain...  Read Full »

Dr. Pankaj Jawandhiya

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I went through all your reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). You have a urinary infection, which is causing all your symptoms of vomiting and abdominal pain. The kidney are not removing toxins from your body and its accumulation is causing all sympt...  Read Full »

I have had recurrent UTIs for the past 9 years. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am suffering from UTI for the past nine years. It is repeating three months once, and I tried many antibiotics. Now, I am not taking any medicines. I am a 15-year-old female. Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Suneetha B S

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I can understand your concern. Have you ever undergone a urine culture and sensitivity test? If not, please get urine routine, and urine culture and sensitivity tests done. If you go for a urine test, make sure you clean your genitals with soap and water before the tes...  Read Full »

Why do I have pain in my ear even after using ear drops?

Query: Hello doctor, I had a mild ear infection. I went to see a doctor as the ear started draining clear fluid. The doctor said the draining was only on the outside of the ear. She prescribed Ciprodex ear drops. I am on the second day of taking them and I just woke up in the middle of the night with ...  Read Full »

Dr. Rathod Rahul Narayanrao

Answer: Hello, Welcome to No, it is not so, as you have an infection in the outer part of the ear. It is called as otitis externa. In this condition, there will be a severe aching pain in the outer ear. The cause of otitis externa may be due to a humid environment, any micro-injuries, or any ...  Read Full »

I sense something inside my urethra. What is it?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 33-year-old male. I have problems in my private parts. Sometimes, I have slight numbness, slight pain in testis with coldness. But all this sensation does not last long. There is mild fever with tiredness and fatigue. Sometimes, I sense something inside my urethra while urinatin...  Read Full »

Dr. Geetha Priyadarsini Kamminana

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Well, the treatment is apt according to the drug sensitivity report (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity). The drug would have already started showing its effect by now that is within 48 hours after initiation if you have started. Kindly continue the...  Read Full »

I have a rice-sized thing inside my foreskin, which suddenly got bigger. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, So for my entire life, I have had this rice-sized thing inside my foreskin. It never caused any problems, never hurt or anything. Then suddenly, it just got bigger to the size of a bean and hurts to the touch. It does not hurt when I pee or anything, just to the touch, because it is in m...  Read Full »

Dr. C. Elanchezhian

Answer: Hello, Welcome to It has got puss. It may be due to Impetigo. Take Capsule Augmentin (Amoxicillin and Clavulanic acid) 625 mg twice daily in the morning and evening. Tablet Combiflam (Ibuprofen (400mg) and Paracetamol (325mg)) twice daily for five days. Apply T-Bact (Mupirocin...  Read Full »

I have a UTI due to low nitrates and less blood. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I am suffering from a urinary tract infection. The main symptoms is a burning sensation. When I urinate. I have tried two antibiotics Nitrofurantoin and Ciprofloxacin. I completed three days of Nitrofurantoin, but I also experienced a severe headache, and vomiting. I currently have one d...  Read Full »

Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Thank you for your query, I suggest you to get done ultrasound examination of kidney, ureter, and bladder to rule out stone and also try to get done urine culture and sensitivity report. Culture report may isolate the causative organism and sensitivity report will guid...  Read Full »

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