Escherichia coli infection usually causes diarrhea, but it may also result in pneumonia, urinary tract infections, and acute kidney failure. Despite it being harmless, few strains can cause infections. Ground milk, unpasteurized milk, infected vegetables and fruits, water, and animal feces transmit the bacteria. Nausea, diarrhea, abdominal pain, and fatigue are the symptoms of E.coli infection. It usually goes away on its own, but if needed, antibiotics can be prescribed.
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Is hematuria associated with bladder cancer?
Query: Hi doctor, I am a 40-year-old female. Three months back, I started to have frequent urination and a heavy feel in the lower abdomen during urination after sex. I had gross hematuria after urination three times. I consulted a doctor and she gave me tablet Fosfomycin for two days. I took it immediate... Read Full »
Dr. Samer Sameer Juma Ali Altawil
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You have an unlikely chance to have bladder cancer considering your age and your symptoms do not associate with cancer. Bladder cancer occurs in aged peoples having prolonged smoking habits with painless hematuria. Your symptoms are related to infection and cystitis of ... Read Full »
Can you interpret my semen analysis reports in layman terms?
Query: Hello doctor, Good day. My wife and I are trying to conceive and one of the tests done was a semen analysis test for me. I picked the results up from the laboratory, but I would not be able to see my doctor till a couple of days because of work. I am anxious and I would love an interpretation. I hav... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The attached report (attachment removed to protect patient identity) suggests that it has normal liquefaction time, total sperm count is in the normal range and active mobile is low, volume adequate, and normal morphology is low and also has pus cell which indicates ... Read Full »
Why is there an unusual sense of something inside my urethra while urinating?
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 icliniq.com. 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 th... Read Full »
I have been diagnosed with UTI, and I am resistant to moderate oral antibiotics. Is my UTI due to ESBL bacteria?
Query: Hi doctor, I have recently been diagnosed with UTI, and it is six weeks to postpartum. I also have a 3-year-old kid. I took Amoxicillin for four days and then retested it on the fifth day, which is still there. I was told that it was resistant to moderate oral antibiotics. I have also done a urine c... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and understand your concern. I have seen your lab reports (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity). Is this lab report a newer one or an older one? What are the symptoms that you are facing? Thank you. Read Full »
How can urinary infection in an elderly woman be treated?
Query: Hello doctor,My 86-year-old bedridden mother has a urinary infection. The culture and sensitivity reports are attached. Can you tell me which antibiotics to take? Also, can the low level of antibiotics prevent future infections of the urinary tract? She was having E. coli for a year and a half until... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Kindly answer these questions. 1) Does she pass urine properly or is she on a catheter? 2) Is she in diapers? 3) Does she have any problems in passing urine? 4) Are there any urinary symptoms? 5) Is she having control and sensation of urine? 6) Does she have any epi... Read Full »
What could be the reason for my increased creatinine level?
Query: Hello doctor, I have a UTI with an E. coli infection detected. My blood urea is 27 mg, and the serum creatinine is 1.3 mg. My primary health doctor advised me to consult with a nephrologist to find out the reason behind the rise of creatinine levels. He told me that the creatinine level is near bor... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The probable cause could be interstitial kidney injury or interstitial nephritis. Differential diagnosis includes drug-induced kidney injury and infection-induced toxic insult. E.coli (Escherichia coli) can cause toxic and interstitial injury to kidneys, but it is us... Read Full »
Should I be concerned about getting infected by the germs from the feces of my neighbor's pet?
Query: Hi doctor,How long do fecal germs exist? My neighbor's dog uses my backyard as a toilet beneath my window. Should I be concerned about fecal dirt in the atmosphere? Read Full »
Answer: Hi,Welcome to icliniq.com.Most fecal germs do not survive for more than a few hours. But if the dog is infested with some parasite, they can survive for a few days. Read Full »
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 »
What is the possibility of UTI in males?
Query: Hello doctor, I am a 33 year old male. Two months ago, I had discomfort under the right testicle. I ignored it as it was not much painful. I went to my physician, and I had a urine test. It came back with white and red blood cells. The doctor said that I have a urinary infection, and he gave me Cip... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. This is no reason that since you are male and not involved in sex, you cannot have UTI (urinary tract infection). The bacteria can transmit from anywhere, like if you have constipation or when you are dehydrated, or your blood sugar level is high. UTI is less common i... Read Full »
Will fever persist for more than 30 days in an HIV patient with E.coli infection?
Query: Hi doctor, My mother has HIV. Her current age is 57 years. She got HIV 32 years ago due to a blood transfusion at the time of delivery. Her HIV was diagnosed after two years of delivery. She had health issues for few months, and they were resolved. Five years ago, she again had health issues. After... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. She is on second-line treatment. CD4 (cluster of differentiation 4) is very low. It would help if you assessed Vitamin-D3, Vitamin-B12, T3, T4, and TSH (thyroid-stimulating hormone) level to know why muscle pain, joint pain is there. Till then, I suggest applying Omn... Read Full »