Urinary Tract Infection

Urinary tract infection (UTI) is a bacterial infection commonly affecting the lower urinary tract, namely bladder and urethra. It can occur in both men and women. It is treated with a course of antibiotics.

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Is my daughter's treatment on track?

Query: Hi doctor, My daughter, who is 4 years old, has got cold, cough and viral fever 3 weeks before. After a week of suffering, she was prescribed with Mucolite and Azithral antibiotic five day course of 5 mL one daily. When she was recovering, she started complaining of painful urination and abdomen pai...  Read Full »


Dr. Prashant Kumar Singh

Child Health Specialist, Family Physician, Paediatrician, Pediatric Allergy Asthma Specialist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I do not think you should be worried about anything. According to the urine report, there is no infection. Pus cells above 6 is considered as infection and yours is just 4-6 which is quite normal. Recurrent episodes of cold and fever in this season are common due...  Read Full »

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 ...  Read Full »

Why do I get recurrent UTI?

Query: Hello doctor, For over two years now, it seems like I am constantly experiencing UTI pains and symptoms. The worst part is that there is a very painful stinging feeling that just comes and goes throughout the day sometimes and it is so painful that it is hard to walk sometimes. I am not sexually ac...  Read Full »


Dr. Reetika Joshi

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I fully understand your problem and I will surely help you. If you are having recurrent UTI (urinary tract infection), did you get a urine culture done? If there is bloody discharge, have you ever been checked for kidney or bladder stones? Have you ever had your ul...  Read Full »

Can whitish inflammation during cystoscopy related to urinary problem and ED?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a 30 -year-old male. I am 5 feet and 11 inches with 75 kg weight. I had difficulty initiating urination and also had a case of erectile dysfunction. The problem with starting urination was many years ago, which I ignored because I thought it would go away normally. I only recen...  Read Full »


Dr. Ankush Jairath

Urologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. One thing you have not tried yet is tablet Alfuzosin 10 mg for two weeks. You can try this, I think your flow will become better.  Read Full »

What could be the reason for redness and burning in urethra?

Query: Hello doctor, I have dry masturbated for years and it created dry, itchy skin on my penis shaft. I read where coconut oil had soothing qualities for sore skin. So I tried it for four to five times for three days. Some of it got into my urethra. I noticed some minor redness five days ago so I stop...  Read Full »


Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Cardiologist, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, Family Physician, General Practitioner

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Normally, the tip of urethra is slightly more reddish compared to the rest of the penis head, as the mucosa is thin over there compared to the penis head. It is possible that you have not noticed it or paid attention to it before, and now became more aware due to oil...  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 »

Please look into the urine culture reports and suggest the treatment.

Query: Hi doctor, My brother had pain in the right side under the rib and feeling stomach fullness. We took him to the hospital and an ECG and a few blood tests were taken. Both are normal and he was discharged with some painkillers. Next day morning, the same issue repeated. When we took him to the docto...  Read Full »


Dr. Muhammad M. Hanif Md.

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

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. As far as his urine reports are concerned (attachment removed to protect patient identity), he looks fine on that aspect. His situation suggested in the emergency room to get him thoroughly checked up for his cardiac functions and they found that to be fine. So, the pain ...  Read Full »

Why do I have symptoms of urinary infection, but negative urine culture?

Query: I am 22 yr old girl. I was suffering from Urinary infrction. I comleted my medication nd have urine culture but no bacteria found there but I still have high symptoms that is urge to pee and sensation in genital feels like I hv to pee all the time. I am getting depressed this is now 3 4 months I am ...  Read Full »


Dr. Sravanthi Nuthalapati

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Icliniq. I understand how distressing it must be for you. Please go for thorough evaluation of the cause for recurrent Urinary Infection. First of improve your water intake. Make sure you drink at least 3-4litres of water. Excessive urine while drinking plenty of water will flush ...  Read Full »

Which medicine can be taken to lower blood sugar levels?

Query: I am looking for my husband doxtor becuase he is a diabetic, asking for you what is the better medicine to lower his blood sugar at the same same time he has UTI .  Read Full »


Dr. Vitrag Shah

Diabetologist

Answer: Dear User, To decide a medicine for diabetes depends on the current physical and clinical condition. There are several aspects to be taken care of. It would be necessary for a doctor to start medicine after getting detailed medical history. That will include current sugar levels, which type of dia...  Read Full »

What foods to be avoided for deranged kidney function?

Query: Hi doctor, My brother is suffering from back pain. His doctor recommended some painkiller for one month. Now, he also got pain on the right side of his back. His doctor recommended laboratory test for kidney and liver along with MRI of back. The result showed some kidney related problem. I want to k...  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. In your brother's report (attachment removed to protect patient identity), I can see some kidney dysfunction as well as urinary tract infection. So, I would recommend you to get his urine culture and blood sugar checked. Accordingly, he would be t...  Read Full »

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