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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I have severe fatigue, shortness of breath, nosebleeds, chest pain, and back-to-back UTIs. What could be causing them?

Query: Hi doctor, I have had more than usual fatigue, occasional shortness of breath, frequent and heavy nosebleeds, and chest pain occasionally. I keep getting back-to-back urinary tract infections. So I have been on antibiotics frequently. And I was in the emergency room about one and a half weeks ago. A...  Read Full »


Dr. Mubashir Razzaq Khan

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and understand your concern. Your symptoms could be related to prolonged infections and the use of antibiotics. In urinary tract infections, you need to treat both partners. This is because UTIs are cross-infections, cross-infecting both partners. Pl...  Read Full »

I have a urinary tract infection. What precautions can I take as I am planning to travel?

Query: Hello doctor,I think I have a urinary tract infection. I am wondering what I should do as I am traveling abroad.  Read Full »


Dr. Samer S J Altawil

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. Urinary tract infection can cause increased frequency and urgency of urination. In addition, pain in the bladder and a burning sensation while passing urine are the symptoms of urinary tract infections. Enlarged prostate, which can start at the...  Read Full »

Is there anything to be worried in pregnancy test reports?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 24 weeks pregnant. I have done the following tests: CBC with PS, ESR (Westergren's method) and routine urine examination. Also, I have tested for a GCT single sample after taking 75 g of glucose and TSH. Recently, I have got Mcdonald stitch. My current medication is Folvite, Pixit, E...  Read Full »


Dr. Sameer Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You have normocytic and normochromic anemia (attachment removed to protect patient identity), so you need to take Iron tablets regularly.The ESR (erythrocyte sedimentation rate) can be high due to an allergic skin reaction or even presence of helminths, which may be ...  Read Full »

How common is it for a 21 year old to have vaginal cancer?

Query: Hi doctor, I have gotten my HPV shot. I do not smoke. I am a virgin and practice good genital hygiene. But my vaginal area is very sensitive to soap, and it feels a little bumpy. But, I am not showing any signs of vaginal cancer like pelvic pain or unusual bleeding. Could it be due to some soap alle...  Read Full »


Dr. Balakrishnan. R

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Please do not think of such rare conditions for small symptoms. May I give you a little information about cancer in the vagina? Basically, cancer or dysplasia has a genetic background. In the case of a few cancers like cervical and vaginal cancers, it is due to HPV in...  Read Full »

What could be causing this symptom of cloudy urine?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a healthy 32-year-old female with no past urologic complaints. Starting three months ago, I had some episodes of cloudy urine and I got a urinalysis and had 1 plus leukocyte esterase and occasional WBC and RBC. Urine culture came back with 100,000 colonies of Proteus. I took five ...  Read Full »


Dr. Shahil Khant

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Relax and do not worry. The length of female urethra is only 4 cm. So naturally, females are more prone to urinary tract infections (UTI) than males. What are your symptoms at present? Do you have any urinary problems like a poor flow of urine, burning, etc.? UTI u...  Read Full »

How can I manage burning sensation associated with urinary infection?

Query: Hello doctor, I had a urinary infection (buring sensation while passing urine) for past one month. The urine culture test revealed Proteus mirabilis 100000 colonies/ml grown. Since all of the tablet-based antibiotics came resistive, the doctor prescribed Amikacin 500 mg injection 1-0-1 which came as...  Read Full »


Dr. Shahil Khant

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. As per your latest report (attachment removed to protect patient identity), you still have E-coli urinary tract infection. I would suggest you take injection Meropenem 1 gm i.v. twice daily for five days. Of all the antibiotics, Meropenem is the most sensitive. I wou...  Read Full »

After urinary infection, I have burning sensation during sex. What can I do?

Query: Hello doctor, I had urinal infection two weeks back. At that time the pus cells were 55. Then, I got treated and the pus cells became three. After four days, the urine culture result shows the growth of Enterococcus. The doctor advised Utinift SR 100 mg 1-0-1 for five days. I have only two more tabl...  Read Full »


Dr. Seikhoo Bishnoi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Burning is common after urinary infection and this is the reason they advise to abstain from sex while on treatment. If you are having burning during sex then please avoid sex for a couple of weeks. Your partner should also receive full antibiotic course. After that,...  Read Full »

I have had a constant burning sensation while urinating for weeks. How do I treat it?

Query: Hi doctor, I have had a constant burning sensation during urination for weeks now. I have had many kidney infections and urinary tract infections and went to the hospital, and they could not find anything wrong. It is a burning sensation that does not go away. There is no history of STIs and I am no...  Read Full »


Dr. Samer S J Altawil

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thank you for consulting with us. This can be interstitial cystitis, and urine will show no infection, but still, there can be a burning sensation in passing urine and increased frequency of urination. The diagnosis will be confirmed by flexible cystoscopy and bladder ...  Read Full »

Why does my early morning urine output remain low and dark yellow?

Query: Hi doctor, My early morning urine output is very less and dark yellow even though I drink 250 ml of water before going to bed at 11 PM. After a few hours, I get normal urination. I urinate 10 to 12 times from the morning at 9 AM to the night at 11 PM. My CBC test is clear, and my USG KUB shows nothi...  Read Full »


Dr. Samer S J Altawil

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thank you for consulting us at icliniq.com. What you have is microscopic hematuria. Previously, you have been treated for stones, and now you are stone-free. The risk of stone reoccurrence is fifty percent in ten years. To avoid reoccurrence, you should take preventive m...  Read Full »

Does 'rubella IgG reactive' indicate any infection?

Query: Hello doctor, My wife had her last period two months back. We got married nine days later. Her period skipped for last month. Some bleeding is happening once in a day for past two days. But, it is in small amount only. We visited the doctor; she suggested tests. We did all the tests like CBC, Hb, ru...  Read Full »


Dr. Sameer Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. If pregnancy has been ruled out already, then the delay is likely to be stress induced. However, it is important to learn if she has any hormonal imbalances and ever had irregular menses or not with possible causes being hypothyroidism, hyperprolactinemia or PCOD (po...  Read Full »

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