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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Do urinary tract infections cause prostatitis?

Query: Hi doctor, I masturbated after a long gap of two months. After drinking a carbonated drink two days later, my urethra felt inflamed, and I had frequent urination. I got antibiotics (Cefdinir TMX) for ten days, and it went away a little bit. Then, I had another carbonated drink, and the same thing h...  Read Full »


Dr. Samer S J Altawil

Urologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. From your history, I can say that you might be having chronic prostatitis. Diagnosis can be made only by semen culture. There is no need to hold from masturbating. Frequent masturbation is required to treat chronic prostatitis. I suggest you do a semen culture test ...  Read Full »

Do frequent urinary tract infections mean any serious underlying condition?

Query: Hi doctor, I got a UTI infection towards the end of the last year, got treated, and was fine. My abdomen and pelvis sonography showed small right renal calculus and diffuse urinary bladder wall thickening. I have diabetes for the last eight years and taking Glucobay M 25 mg tablet. There was blood ...  Read Full »


Dr. Vaibhav

Urologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen all your reports (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity). You have an infection in the latest report, and you have started the antibiotic treatment correctly. An increase in urine frequency is due to infection of the bladder, and it will ...  Read Full »

I suffer from recurrent urinary tract infections for a year. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a female of 23 years old. I have been getting recurrent UTIs for the past two years. My urine culture at first showed bacteria, but now they are not showing that I have an infection. I also used to be pain-free for one to two days after starting antibiotics. But, during the last thre...  Read Full »


Dr. Sushma Shah

HIV AIDS Specialist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You are a known case of recurrent urinary tract infection. Both the partners have to take treatment. My advice is to drink plenty of liquids and eat citrus fruits like lemon, orange, musambi, kiwi, gooseberry, etc. Avoid spicy, fried and junk food. Take light blend di...  Read Full »

How long does the complications of COVID-19 last?

Query: Hi doctor, The patient was discharged after COVID treatment six days ago. He feels sudden pain in lower abdomen today. He has taken tablets for five days. But one tablet Mucinac 600 alone we got only after first three days of taking other tablets. Could that be a problem or is this a normal stomach...  Read Full »


Dr. Satyajit Jalinder Pawar

Internal Medicine Physician, Medical Oncologist, General Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your query. Based on which the patient was discharged, and now he is having pain in the lower abdomen. Tablet Mucinac is given to reduce dryness and improve lung function. Pain is not related to that. It is essential to know that even after reco...  Read Full »

What causes frequent and urgent urination?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 22-year-old male, and my height is 6’2 feet, and I weigh 225 lbs. Currently, I am taking tablet Oxybutynin 5 mg once a day. I have been dealing with issues of frequent urination for the past seven months. The doctor told me to try behavioral changes (more bowel movements, no...  Read Full »


Dr. Samer S J Altawil

Urologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. From your history and reports (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity), the most probable cause is overactive bladder, which causes urgency and frequency. Diagnosis can be made based on the urodynamic study. If you could do it, that will be very helpful in...  Read Full »

Does urinary tract infection cause general body weakness?

Query: Hi doctor, My mother is in a very weak condition. I am attaching the urine test reports. Please analyze her urine test results. We are especially concerned about the high RBC count. Please explain. Thanks.  Read Full »


Dr. Pratik Patil

General Medicine Physician, General Practitioner, Internal Medicine Physician, Medical Oncologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I went through the reports (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity). This is a urinary tract infection. Is she diabetic? Any other history of medical conditions? Is she taking any other medicines? It looks like she has a heavy infection load. I would sugg...  Read Full »

Why am I having frequent painful urination after scratching myself while using a tampon?

Query: Hello doctor, Yesterday I scratched myself, while I was using a tampon. Now I have a pressing urge to use the bathroom every 10 minutes. Every time only a little pee comes out, it stings a lot and has a bit of blood in it. Is this a vaginal scratch or a yeast infection? Should I see my doctor? I fe...  Read Full »


Dr. R Balakrishnan Menon

Infertility Specialist, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The pain could be due to loss of thin lining of the vagina or infected tampon or urinary tract infection. All I can advise is until you recover, stop using tampons and avoid sexual intercourse if you are sexually active. Have a routine urine test for any infections. If a...  Read Full »

Why do I have discomfort and pain in the penis?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 29 years old and had UTI eleven months back. I took antibiotics for seven days and then it became fine. After a month, I did a urine culture and had E.coli in it. Again, I was advised to take antibiotics for 15 days. Nothing helped me. Again, I continued taking antibiotics. I cons...  Read Full »


Dr. Albana Greca

Family Physician, General Practitioner

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You have pain due to prostatitis. It is a difficult condition to treat. I suggest you avoid activities that aggravate prostatitis such as prolonged sitting or bicycling. You can take supplements containing echinacea, garlic, goldenseal to reduce your inflammation. T...  Read Full »

What causes yeast infection in the anus?

Query: Hi doctor, For the past three days, I am having excessive thirst and frequent urination. The feeling to urinate is always urgent. Sometimes the urine quantity is normal, and sometimes it is in drops. Also, my left hand - ring finger and middle finger appears slightly swollen in the middle. Kindly l...  Read Full »


Dr. Poonguzhali Liston

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. All the symptoms you are describing are related to a urinary infection. Kindly let me know the following details so that I can help you with your problem. Do you have any white discharge from the vagina? Is there any itching sensation around your urethra and va...  Read Full »

What can cause persistent UTI in pregnant women?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 21 years pregnant. I have a problem with UTI. During my first urine test, I had 40 to 60 pus cells and so my doctor advised me to take antibiotics. I took two tablets for seven days. After completing the course, I took a urine test again. But still, I have UTI with 17 to 20 pus cell...  Read Full »


Dr. Ridhi Narang

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Please mention whether you have any other symptoms or you are just seeing the urine test results. If you do not have symptoms, then it can be due to a contaminated container. Do a urine culture sensitivity test and so you can know the exact antibiotic suitable for you. ...  Read Full »

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