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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Although I have normal test results, I suffer from persistent UTI. Why?

Query: Hello doctor,I am suffering from UTI from last six months. All my tests are normal, but the symptoms are not going away.  Read Full »


Dr. Praveen Pushkar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You should have uploaded the last urine routine examination and culture reports. Do you have any medical comorbidity like diabetes? If UTI (urinary tract infection) is there for so long, it should be investigated thoroughly. So, get an ultrasound KUB (kidney, ureter, and ...  Read Full »

Will recurrent UTI occur due to holding urine for a prolonged time?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 35 year old male. I did a urine test today, there is no UTI or any infection, but the RBC count was 0 to 1. I did a test six weeks back, which showed the RBC count to be 4 to 6. I still feel there is a block to the urine flow, and I have to go every 15 minutes or every one hou...  Read Full »


Dr. Devendra

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your history suggests that you have very frequent urination and poor flow with recurrent UTI (urinary tract infection). I would like to know the following. Do you have constipation or numbness of the sole? How frequently do you get up at night? Has any catheter been put ...  Read Full »

I suffer from UTI even after taking medications. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I had a heart attack two months back, for which I was treated in the hospital. But since I came back home, I have been suffering from a urinary tract infection. I have tried three courses of medication, but the infection is just not going away. I am always wetting my pants, and it is...  Read Full »


Dr. Raja Ramesh

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Frequent micturition with incontinence is very much suggestive of urinary tract infection (UTI). I need to know whether you were catheterized during treatment for heart attack. This can be a catheter-related UTI. Another possibility after a recent hospitalization co...  Read Full »

Due to excess masturbation, my penis head is red with a white layer. What to do?

Query: Hello doctor,Due to continuous masturbation, my penis head became red. Also, some whitish layer has formed on it as well. Sometimes, there is even inflammation in urinating. I am going to get married within a short period, I am worried about this. Can you please advise me some medication?  Read Full »


Dr. Raman Tanwar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Excessive masturbation does not have anything to do with your problem. It is normal to have smegma deposited over the penis and to diagnose your condition further a picture will be needed. Since you also have dysuria, I request you to get a urine routine and culture exami...  Read Full »

My urine color remains yellow for a year. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, I used to get mouth ulcers and throat infections frequently for one and half month, then my chest, back, and palm started itching. After which, I started getting blood in urine, and burning sensation during urination. My urine color changed to yellow, and it started to smell a lot. I hav...  Read Full »


Dr. Rakesh Kumar Bahunuthula

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your history and complaints are suggestive of UTI (urinary tract infection), either resolved or partially treated. The color of urine is not a factor in deciding the status of the infection. Most people have an inherent tendency for yellow colored urine, which has noth...  Read Full »

Why is my body temperature high after C-section?

Query: Hi doctor, I had a C-section a month ago. I was in induced pain for over 16 hours and had spiked fever due to the medicines which continued after surgery along with night sweats. I was advised to take Dolo 650 and Augmentin 1000 Duo, which I continued to take for 10 to 15 days. But, I was not gettin...  Read Full »


Dr. Neha Singh Rathod

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Please get yourself checked with a gynecologist. Also, get your wound and breasts be examined by the gynecologist. Usually, this could be due to breast issues or some wound infection. Do get back to me with the reports, so that I can guide you further. Take care. For f...  Read Full »

Are my abdominal pain and burning while urinating really due to UTI?

Query: Hello doctor, I am an 18 year old girl, I am having left abdominal pain and burning sensation on urinating. I did an ultrasound, but it was normal, and no renal stones were found. After few days, I started having pain from the back till the bladder, vomiting, and weakness. So, I got admitted, and t...  Read Full »


Dr. Raja Ramesh

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I saw your reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity), and from what you say, it may be a urinary tract infection. To rule out urinary tract infection, I would suggest urine culture. Left sided pain can occur if the left kidney and ureter is infected, ...  Read Full »

Why does my brother's daughter urinate frequently?

Query: Hi doctor, My brother's younger daughter is 6 years old. Her weight is 24 kg and height is 4 feet. She always rushes to the bathroom to urinate. In a day, she rushes 20 to 25 times to urinate. We were done her urine RE, and it shows everything as normal. She becomes thirsty to drink water. She fears...  Read Full »


Dr. Deepak Patel

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concerns. Increased frequency of urination in a 6 year old child can be due to UTI (Urinary Tract Infection), renal stones or diabetes mellitus. Since, in this case, increased thirst is also present there is a probability of diabetes mellitus. Al...  Read Full »

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

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

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 »

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