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 abnormal heartbeat and breathing difficulties. Please suggest course of action.

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 27-year-old female. I have been feeling my heartbeat, breath, and pulse rate to be abnormal for the past three weeks. It feels like my heart is pounding so bad. And then, I feel difficulty for breathing, like I have run or jogged more than my capacity, even if I am sitting or lying...  Read Full »


Dr. Ashaq Hussain Parrey

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I went through your post. Your chief complaints are palpitations and lower abdomen pain. Anyone who notices a change in their heartbeats should go for ECG (electrocardiogram) to rule out arrhythmia. The most common causes of one-sided pain in the lower abdomen are k...  Read Full »

Proteins were detected in my urine. What can I do about that?

Query: Hi doctor, I took tablet Solifenacin 5 mg for increased frequency of urine along with tablet Cifran 500 mg. After 10 days, proteins were detected in my urine. Is it fatal? What should I do? Please suggest. I do not urinate frequently now, but I have right flank pain. What is happening to me?  Read Full »


Dr. Anshul Varshney

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You seem to be suffering from urinary tract infection, and it could be secondary to kidney stones. In such case, I would recommend you to get an ultrasound of the abdomen and a urine culture done. Also, get your blood sugar tested if not done recently. You should drink...  Read Full »

What could cause pain while urinating and also when bladder is full?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 21 years old. For the past two months, I have been experiencing pain while urinating and I also have pain when my bladder is full. I had taken a urine test and the test said I had an infection for which I was given antibiotics. The pain has come down, but a mild pain is still p...  Read Full »


Dr. Saurabh S Pandya

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Usual causes of such symptoms include urinary tract infection (UTI) or urinary stones (renal stones). When routine tests turn out to be normal, a frequency volume diary may be made. Next would be a urine flow test and a sonography for residual urine volume. If these ar...  Read Full »

What causes blood in kid's diaper?

Query: Hello doctor, My son is 4 years old. He has been having trouble in peeing for the past two days. I do not know if his penis burns or itches when he pees. When I ask him if it hurts, he says no. It looks like he wants to pee but keeps holding it, since it is painful. There is some red pus or somethi...  Read Full »


Dr. Babu Lal Meena

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The clinical features which you have mentioned indicate that your baby might have UTI (urinary tract infection) or urinary stone (less likely). A child with UTI will have a burning sensation during micturition (urination). UTI might cause hematuria (blood in urine). Th...  Read Full »

Is it safe to use expired condoms?

Query: Hello Doctor, Can I use expired condoms? Is it dangerous? Will it affect my health?    Read Full »


Dr. Duraisamy Palanisamy

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com Use of expired condom will not cause any serious health issue. The following can happen:  Loss of strength and flexibility of condom resulting in breakage leading to unwanted pregnancy and spread of Sexually Transmitted Diseaes (STDs) Loss of lubrication Chances of aller...  Read Full »

How to treat the pain and irritation due to enlarged prostrate?

Query: Hello doctor,My prostate is enlarged, and it used to irritation while urinating. But after the treatment for enlarged prostate, the irritation has come down. I have enclosed my entire medical records for your opinion. Is surgery required now? Will eating fish aggravate my condition?  Read Full »


Dr. Shahil Khant

Answer: Hello, I have seen all your reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). You had episodes of Urinary tract infection (UTI), which was fairly severe with WBC (white blood cell) count of 28,000. The ultrasound shows prostate to be 57 g. Prostate surgery does not depend on the size of...  Read Full »

My father keeps pulling out his Foley catheter. How to stop this?

Query: Hello doctor, My 86-year-old father with dementia has an indwelling long-term Foley catheter (approximately five years). He has pulled it out several times, but yesterday completely pulled it out and is in the hospital with sepsis. He is in a memory care unit. Is there anything that can be done to ...  Read Full »


Dr. Samer S J Altawil

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Is it that he was unfit for surgery, a catheter was placed due to urinary retention, or is it placed as he is bedridden and cannot go to the toilet? If it was the first case, it is best to place a simple urethral stent procedure that can be done under local anesthesia o...  Read Full »

I am worried about the reddish spot present around my vagina after using a new soap. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I have been using a new soap for a couple of days, and I recently discovered this little reddish spot around my vagina. I have never had this problem before. I am freaking out. It is like a rash, but they do not itch, hurt, or burn. I have not been to my gynecologist in the last three...  Read Full »


Dr. Jimesh H Mavani

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen the picture (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity). First of all, do not panic. It is good that you have done all your routine checkups, and all are good. First of all, stop using the new soap for cleaning private parts, especially ...  Read Full »

Side Effects of Doxycycline, Which I Took for UTI

Query: Hello doctor, I have been sick with side effects from Doxycycline for two weeks. I had a UTI which has cleared. I have been to the doctor twice, they checked my urine, and there is no infection. I feel tired, have chills, I feel cold, have a back and joint pain. I do not have a fever. I have read t...  Read Full »


Dr. Sadaf Mustafa

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand that you had a urine test, but there are different types of urine test like a dipstick, which is done at the office, a complete analysis, which is done in the laboratory and a urine culture. I am more interested in the last two. With all du...  Read Full »

I need a second opinion on the treatment done for a child with a neurogenic bladder. Please guide.

Query: Hi doctor, A 10-year-old boy was already diagnosed with Bardet- Biedl syndrome (BBS), CKD (chronic kidney disease), hypogonadism, and neurogenic bladder complained of recurrent urinary tract infection and constipation. The child got Mitrofanoff appendicovesicostomy ten days back. I have attached th...  Read Full »


Dr. Manu Bharadwaj

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I went through the discharge summary (attachment removed to protect patient identity). I understand that Appendicular Mitrofanoff was done after the diagnosis of the Neurogenic bladder. I want to let you know that Mitrofanoff is the surgery in cases of Neurogenic blad...  Read Full »

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