Nitrofurantoin

Nitrofurantoin is an antibiotic used to treat urinary tract or bladder infection. Some of the side effects include headaches, diarrhea, nausea, numbness, and loss of appetite.

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Why do I get recurrent urinary tract infection?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 17 years old. I am on my menstrual cycle and a week ago and started showing signs of a UTI and self treated with normal cranberry juice and lots of water to help relieve the symptoms. It started to work and I did not have any burning sensation in my urine and not so cloudy. Days ...  Read Full »


Dr. Prathish Kumar

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read about your issue and I see that you are having repeated urinary tract infections. With the current symptoms of associated pain in the mid-abdomen, we need to check whether the infection has spread up to the kidneys. At your age, the common cause will be a sto...  Read Full »

What are the causes of urethral discomfort apart from UTI?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 24 year old female. I was previously diagnosed with UTI for three to four times in the last two years. Now, I have a frequently occurring problem of itching and burning in my urethra about three to four times in a month. It stays for around 4 to 5 hours and slowly goes off after ...  Read Full »


Dr. Vivekanandan G

Andrologist, Urologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. First of all, drinking 8 liters of water a day will harm your kidneys. Bring it down to not more than 3 liters per day. All burning sensation in urethra is not due to UTI (urinary tract infection). So, the next time when you develop urethral discomfort, please do a urine ...  Read Full »

Can cell therapy help a patient with neurogenic bladder?

Query: Hi doctor, My daughter, who is 22 years old, has neurogenic bladder. Her height is 4'10" and weight is 53 kg. She is suffering from voiding dysfunction and constipation. She underwent surgery for spinal lipoma when she was 45 days old. Her bladder trabeculated and grade 3 reflux. Her right kidney is...  Read Full »


Dr. Anshul Varshney

Criticalcare Physician, Diabetologist, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, Medical Gastroenterologist, Nephrologist, Pulmonologist, Rheumatologist

Answer: Hi. Welcome to icliniq.com. We are here to help you. Yes, your daughter needs treatment. I need to know that, how is she doing without medicines? How many times in the night does she pass urine? For further information consult an internal medicine physician online --> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-...  Read Full »

Can my mom take Nitrofurantoin for persistent UTI and E.coli infection?

Query: Good evening Dr. I require your kind advice regarding my mom's medication. She is 53 years old. You see my mom had persistent UTI & E-coli infection for almost a year throughout 2018-2019. Her health deteriorated due to which she had a fall last year & got fractures in her spine & right shoulder,...  Read Full »


Dr. Mahendra Thakre

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, I hope you are doing well. I understand your concern and worry. I understood that your mother had fall and dorsal spine injury since then she is having recurrent urinary tract infection. our understanding of any disease management has based on the cause of disease or symptoms. For the sa...  Read Full »

How to deal with fatigue, body pain and increased urinary frequency during pregnancy?

Query: Hello doctor, I am pregnant but I feel like I cannot do anything. I am weak and my body feels like it is on fire but it is not I am wanting to throw up all day. I am using the restroom more than normal. My heart rate goes racing and I get light-headed. What is wrong with me? I have been dealing wi...  Read Full »


Dr. Sameer Kumar

Family Physician, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist, Infertility Specialist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The fact that you are 5 months pregnant and frequenting restroom more than normal, with fatigue and weakness and likely lower back pain and nausea as well indicates a possible urinary tract infection having set in. You should get a urine routine and culture microsco...  Read Full »

What is the cause for pain and irritation during urination?

Query: Hello doctor, I am having pain and irritation while passing urine. My urine report says my blood cell count is more than 100. My ultrasound report is normal. I feel shy to tell the doctor about my problem. I do masturbation once or twice a week, but nothing ever happened. Now my urine color is almo...  Read Full »


Dr. Saurabh S Pandya

Urologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The most common cause for your problem must be urinary infection or a stone in the kidney tube. Since sonography is normal, infection is more likely. Do a urine culture sensitivity test and start an antibiotic. I suggest tablet Nitrofurantoin 100 mg twice daily for ...  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 »


Dr. Muhammad M. Hanif Md.

Cardiologist, Criticalcare Physician, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

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 »

I have chronic pelvic pain syndrome. Do I need physiotherapy or surgery?

Query: Hello doctor,My question is regarding chronic testicular pain and the possible treatment options. For the past six months, I have experienced on and off bilateral discomfort in my testicles. It was uncomfortable but not too painful. It would go away for a couple of weeks before returning for a few ...  Read Full »


Dr. Shahil Khant

Andrologist, General Surgeon, Urologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Relax and do not worry. Yes, you are suffering from chronic orchialgia. It is a part of chronic pelvic pain syndrome. Now regarding the pelvic exercises, if you are feeling better and your pain remains only 2 or 3, then I feel you should continue it at presen...  Read Full »

Please suggest some medicines for my wife's UTI and hematuria.

Query: Hi doctor, My 31 year old wife got UTI and hematuria last year, which got resolved after medication. Today she started having UTI symptoms like frequent urination with burning and pain. Please suggest some medicines.  Read Full »


Dr. Shahil Khant

Andrologist, General Surgeon, Urologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. She needs to get these basic tests. Ultrasound of the abdomen. Urine routine and culture. CBC (complete blood count). Serum creatinine. For the time being, I suggest you try taking the following for the urinary tract infection (UTI): Tablet Niftran (Nitrofurantoin) 100 mg...  Read Full »

Can you explain the conditions which cause right lower abdominal pain?

Query: Hi doctor, I am having mild pain in my mid and right lower abdomen region. When I press, I can feel some gas moving inside. I poked it continuously. I am also burping and passing gas. My doubts are, is the pain due to gas? Or did my constant poking worsen it? Or is it something serious like appendi...  Read Full »


Dr. Muhammad M. Hanif Md.

Cardiologist, Criticalcare Physician, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I want to assure you do 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 history and reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity) and can well understand your genuine health conc...  Read Full »

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