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 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 »

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 »

I got a UTI two years back. Do I need to check my kidney function every 15 days?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a question about kidney function. I had a urinary tract infection about two years ago. From that period, I am doing blood tests to evaluate the kidney function every 15 days. My urine test is always within normal range, and no protein or glucose has been found. My blood creatini...  Read Full »


Dr. Raja Ramesh

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The frequency with which follow-up is required is based upon the disease you are suffering from. From the statement that you had a urinary tract infection two years ago, I am not able to come to any conclusion regarding the exact disease. Yes, there are some dangerous ki...  Read Full »

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