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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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Can tampon cause stinging and pain while urinating?

Query: Hi doctor, I started using tampons throughout the day instead of a pad, which I usually do not do. A few times when taking the tampon out, it was mostly dry with little blood, but now as I urinate, I am experiencing this stinging in my vagina that is so painful I have to pause when I urinate. I am ...  Read Full »

Dr. Samer Sameer Juma Ali Altawil

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Thanks a lot for consulting us. Nowadays, tampons are more in use but using it has some precautions like needing to push it deep inside. And you need to wait longer if your menses are not heavy before removal to prevent friction on the vagina. When you pass urine, sting...  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 Sameer Juma Ali Altawil

Answer: Hi, Welcome to 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 th...  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 Sameer Juma Ali Altawil

Answer: Hi, Welcome to 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 bio...  Read Full »

I have frequent urination despite taking medications for it. Kindly help.

Query: Hi doctor,I have a problem with peeing. Feels like peeing every two minutes. However, it comes in a few drops. I have been using urinary tract infection tablets and sugar tablets, but they are not working today. Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Samer Sameer Juma Ali Altawil

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. Cystitis has many causes, like infections, interstitial cystitis, and inflammatory bladder conditions like schistosomiasis, prostatitis, or even urinary stones. For diagnosis, what is required is urine analysis, semen culture, and ultrasound ...  Read Full »

I have visited several doctors for my UTI symptoms. The symptoms recur and cannot find the root cause. Why so?

Query: Hi doctor, I have UTI symptoms and the root causes are not found. I have visited several doctors but the symptoms always come back. Kindly help me find a solution.  Read Full »

Dr. Samer Sameer Juma Ali Altawil

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Recurrent UTIs (urinary tract infections) can be due to various causes. UTI chances increase in sexually active females and also due to the use of public toilets. It is detected on urine culture. Investigations are ultrasound KUB (kidney, ureter, and bladder) and urine ...  Read Full »

I frequently urinate nowadays, even after the urinary tract infection has been cleared. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I am almost 50 years old. I am not diabetic. I had a very bad urinary tract infection. I took three antibiotics to finally clear it. Although I no longer have pain and the infection is gone, I feel the urge to urinate frequently. I feel the need to go constantly. However, there is no pain...  Read Full »

Dr. Samer Sameer Juma Ali Altawil

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Prolonged infection can cause inflammation of the bladder, which might take longer to clear. I recommend you have an ultrasound scan for kidneys and bladder to check for any primary cause. I recommend you to repeat another culture after a week also. For frequency sympto...  Read Full »

Why is my mother suffering from burning sensation while urinating even after taking medicines?

Query: Hello doctor,My mother is diabetic and hypertensive. Ten days back, she had some gas and discomfort in her abdomen, loss of appetite, and slight burning while passing urine. After two days of having Pan D, the symptoms did not improve, so she was started with Oflox OZ twice a day. After three days, ...  Read Full »

Dr. Samer Sameer Juma Ali Altawil

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Urinary tract infection (UTI) is more common in females. Most of the time, it is related to the short urethra and ascending infections, but sometimes there are other causes like stones or obstruction in the urinary tract and bladder nerve supply. In addition, there is b...  Read Full »

I am postmenopausal female with recurrent urinary tract infection. Is recurrent use of antibiotics cause reinfection?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a urinary tract infection (UTI). I started getting mild symptoms three to four days back. Leukocytes on dipstick tests were very high. I have been getting UTIs since menopause. The last presentation was about six months back. I got my ultrasound and cystoscopy performed ten year...  Read Full »

Dr. Samer Sameer Juma Ali Altawil

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Yes, the excessive use of broad-spectrum antibiotics can kill the normal flora and cause diarrhea. Urine analysis is not enough to diagnose urinary tract infection (UTI). It would help if you do a urine culture test. Targeting bacteria with a sensitive antibiotic for a ...  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 p...  Read Full »

Dr. Samer Sameer Juma Ali Altawil

Answer: Hi, Welcome to 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 or ...  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 8.4 fluid ounces 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 s...  Read Full »

Dr. Samer Sameer Juma Ali Altawil

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Thank you for consulting us at 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 »

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