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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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I am worried about the repeated stomach pain even during urination for a month. What to do?

Query: Hi doctor, I am in my early twenties and I am having frequent stomach ache for a month. The pain is either on the upper right side of my belly or the top center of my belly just below the chest. It occurs frequently during the day and even at night. It causes chills when I have the sensation of goin...  Read Full »

Dr. Arpit Varshney

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Pain in this specific part of the abdomen is related to either liver or stomach. It can be seen in a liver abscess (due to eating unwashed or unhygienic food). It can also be due to fatty liver. Apart from the liver, it can also arise due to acid peptic disease. Howeve...  Read Full »

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

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

Dr. Thakre Mahendra Shivram

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I hope you are doing well. I understand your concern and worry. I understood that your mother had a fall and dorsal spine injury. Since then, she has recurrent urinary tract infections. Our understanding of any disease management has based on the cause of disease or s...  Read Full »

My mother has fever, lower stomach pain, vomiting and cold. Does she have UTI?

Query: Hi doctor, My mother is having lower stomach pain, vomiting, fever, feeling cold, and not feeling hungry. She took Aciloc 150 and Mucaine gel in the afternoon. After that, she took Sompraz D 40 before having dinner. She took a rice meal at dinner and she vomited it. Then she was given Pantoprazole ...  Read Full »

Dr. Sandeep V. Nair

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Your mother can have a urinary tract infection (UTI) and it needs to be evaluated. Lower abdominal pain, fever, and decreased appetite can be due to symptoms of UTI. Kindly do a urine routine and if it shows the presence of pus cells or bacteria, then she needs to take ...  Read Full »

I frequently experience a burning sensation while urinating. What should I do?

Query: Hi doctor,I have burning sensation while urinating for the last seven to eight days. Sometimes it relieves by itself and again it occurs causing pain. Please let me know what I can do to make myself feel better and eliminate this pain.  Read Full »

Dr. Madhav Tiwari

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Sorry to hear about your trouble. I want to know a few details to help you with: How many times during the day and night are you passing urine? Do you have any white discharge from the vaginal area? Do you have any back pain or tummy pain while you pee? Do you have a...  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 Subhash Pandya

Answer: Hello, Welcome to 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 sev...  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

Answer: Hi. Welcome to We are here to help you. Yes, your daughter needs treatment. I need to know how she is doing without medicines. How many times in the night does she pass urine?   Read Full »

I had a burning sensation while urinating. Kindly help.

Query: Hi doctor, Last week I had a burning sensation during urination along with large amounts of discharge. I was informed that I should try Monistat because it seemed like a yeast infection. But it did not help. Two days after that, I noticed bumps in my private areas. Since yesterday, I have developed...  Read Full »

Dr. Varunbabu Aucha

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Burning sensation while urination indicates urinary tract infection (UTI). For this, I suggest taking; Plenty of oral fluids around four to five liters in a day, continue tablet Nitrofurantoin (as mentioned in the query) twice a day, morning and evening, for five days, ta...  Read Full »

Can Silodosin improve urine flow in kidney infection?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 52-year-old male, married and with a son. My basic complaint is recurrent UTI, poor urine flow and chronic testicular pain. I was down with kidney infection since past five months and had to be treated with Magnex Forte for five days. A CT scan showed mild perinephric stranding....  Read Full »

Dr. Khant Shahil Ramesh Bhai

Answer: Hello,Welcome to per my understanding, you are suffering from two things. Recurrent UTI (probably due to bladder neck obstruction), and chronic testicular pain. I want to see your urine flow report (printed graph). Do you have an ultrasound done? (I specifically want pre and post void...  Read Full »

I have chronic pelvic pain syndrome. How to cure this?

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 d...  Read Full »

Dr. Khant Shahil Ramesh Bhai

Answer: Hello, Welcome to 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 present along ...  Read Full »

My 7 year old daughter has repeated urine infections. How to clear it out?

Query: Hello doctor, My 7-year-old daughter has a urine infection. We have done a urine culture as well as regular analysis and found that there is an infection. She has had this problem for a long time. She has a bad habit of holding her urine for a long time until she can hold it no more. She also faces ...  Read Full »

Dr. Praveen Pushkar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to answer a few questions- From what age did she start having UTIs (urinary tract infections)? How often does she get UTIs? Does she have a fever now? How is the general condition? Once this episode resolves, in my suggestion, she needs an ultrasound KUB (kidney, ur...  Read Full »

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