Urethral Infection

Urinary tract infection which occurs in the urethra results in urethritis or urethral infection. It is highly prevalent in women and is most commonly due to bacterial infections like Escherichia coli. Painful and frequent urination, abdominal pain, nocturnal urination, urinary incontinence, and cloudy and foul-smelling urine are the signs of urethritis. Urinalysis and urine culture help in diagnosing urethritis. Antibiotics are the first line of treatment for urethritis which, if left untreated, can lead to chronic kidney dysfunctions.

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Why are my UTI and urethral itching not improving with any antibiotics?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 27-year-old male, and I used to have a recurrent UTI. For the past two months, my urethra is constantly itching. I did a kidney function test, and my uric acid was high. My urine culture test shows bacterial culture. I was prescribed antibiotics and antifungals, but nothing i...  Read Full »


Dr. Samer Samer Juma Ali Altawil

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your description states that you have an infection that does not respond to antibiotics or antifungals. The reason is either the infection is in the prostate, or a proper antibiotic is not given. Antibiotics should be prescribed according to the organism's sensitivi...  Read Full »

I have problem while peeing from yesterday. How to manage it?

Query: Hello doctor, I am an 18 year old male, and I have a problem while peeing from yesterday. It feels heavy under my stomach, just below my penis. Every time I try to pee, I cannot, and I have to push in order to do so. I drank an entire bottle of water today. Normally, I would be able to pee after a...  Read Full »


Dr. Sandip Dinkar Sanap

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Difficulty in urination in a young individual is generally obstruction at bladder neck due to infection of the urinary bladder, prostate inflammation or muscle spasms. A final diagnosis can be made on thorough examination, blood, and ultrasound examination. Blood tests...  Read Full »

What does an itchy penis mean?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 18-years-old, and the tip of my penis is itching for the past three days. It does not hurt, not red or swollen, but I could feel a leak while walking. Also, I have not been sexually active for about a month. Can you help? Thanks.  Read Full »


Dr. Vaibhav

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your symptoms are suggestive of mild infection of the urethra (urine tube). Sometimes, even the passage of a small stone in urine can create a minor internal injury at the urethral tip that causes irritation and itching. The best solution is to get a physical examin...  Read Full »

Does urinating after sexual intercourse prevent UTI?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 29 years female. I do not smoke or drink. My weight is 203 lbs. I have recurring UTIs for two months. It started when I did not pee after sex. My symptoms improve on taking antibiotics but return whenever they are discontinued. A urologist suggested a cystoscopy and urodynamics, whi...  Read Full »


Dr. Shahil Khant

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Relax and do not worry. This issue is very common in young females of your age, so nothing to worry about. I have some questions for you. Have you done a urine test? Does it happen only after having sex? I think cystoscopy or urodynamic study is not require...  Read Full »

Is it advisable to use a penis pump to extract sperm from the urethra?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 35-year-old male. Can you have serious damage to the inside if you use a penis pump tube to insert into the urethra to try to extract or suck out sperm? I am embarrassed to say that I have tried this, and a blood clot came out. It was long, but it did not seem like a vesicle or...  Read Full »


Dr. Nagaraj Patil

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern. As you said, you had a bleed earlier, it could be a blood clot. I cannot say firmly as I have not seen it. However, this act of inserting something into the urethra and suck out things is hazardous and is not recommended. Sperms or seme...  Read Full »

Is hernia in groin after risky sexual exposure a concerning issue?

Query: Hi doctor, In December 2019, I had a high-risk sexual exposure with a male. I was receptive. I did not know until the end that he did not use a condom. From that moment on I was in so much stress and anxiety. I tested many times for the following from January to June. 1. HIV Duo - Negative. 2. Sy...  Read Full »


Dr. Shahil Khant

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have read your query and seen the images (attachment removed to protect patient identity). All your reports are also perfectly normal, so do not worry at all. It is not STDs (sexually transmitted disease) or HIV (human immuno-deficiency virus). There is no physi...  Read Full »

What could cause burning sensation in the external urethral orifice?

Query: Hello doctor, My penile external urethral orifice (urethral meatus) burns at some places when I touch I. Is that normal or is there any infection? I am noticing from one year and it burns in some places only when I touch, whereas in other places it does not. May I know why? And every report is norm...  Read Full »


Dr. Dhepe Snehal Laul

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Is there any swelling, inflammation, or redness near urethral orifice? History of urethritis? Burning micturition? Increased frequency of urination? Lower abdominal pain? Sexual history? Are you sexually active? Any contact with irritant, or scented lotion or soap?A...  Read Full »

How to treat UTI with cloudy urine and painful urination?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 41-year-old female. I have UTI symptoms since Monday, about four days now. I have cloudy urine with strong smell and stinging pain while urinating. I do not want to go to the hospital due to the risk of COVID-19. I am currently on 10 mg Imidapril for hypertension. Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. Reetika Joshi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I fully understand your concern and will surely help you. It is indeed an intelligent choice to avoid hospital in view of COVID-19. The symptoms as you have told are cloudy urine, strong smell and pain during urination which you have told are of UTI (urinary tract i...  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

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 »

What causes pain in the kidney region?

Query: Hi doctor, I wake up with pain in the kidney region every morning after approximately three to four hours of lying in the supine position or on my left side. The pain localizes beneath the left and right kidneys, more on the left and down toward the pelvis on the left side. It hurts the most when in...  Read Full »


Dr. Vivek Chail

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through the reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). There is no significant problem with your kidneys, ureters and urinary bladder. The cecum and colon are not showing any problems. The duodenum and right testicular vein are not having any ...  Read Full »

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