Urine Culture

Urine culture is used to detect the presence of bacteria in the urine during a urinary tract infection. Infection usually begins in the urethra, which ascends into the urinary bladder, ureters, and kidneys. The common symptoms are frequent urination, burning sensation on peeing, fever, and constant urge to pee.

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Is it essential to get a PCR test done for chronic prostatitis?

Query: Hi doctor, We spoke yesterday regarding my chronic pelvic pain condition. I would be doing both urine and semen culture soon. Is there any specific culture or PCR testing to be done? The reason I am asking this is that the traditional dipstick and culture test does not seem to be accurate based ...  Read Full »


Dr. Samer S J Altawil

Answer: Hi, Welcome back to icliniq.com. The method varies, and the PCR (polymerase chain reaction) is accurate when there are atypical bacteria like TB (tuberculosis), for example. Your urine microscopic analysis showed no bacteria. The thing I am trying to get is the sample that contains the organis...  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 »

What is the reason for fever during the recovery phase of dengue?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a 5 year old son, who is 16.5 kg. He is suffering from dengue since one week, and his platelets count dropped to 62,000. The platelet count increased to 83,000, but the next day, he got a fever of 99.9 F. Why is he getting fever during the recovery phase of dengue? Please advice...  Read Full »


Dr. Babu Lal Meena

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The cause of fever could be low-grade SIRS (systemic inflammatory response syndrome) in the recovery phase of dengue. Usually, fever lasts for 7 to 8 days, and the platelet starts to rise after day five. There are other causes as well, for example, co-infect...  Read Full »

Why do I have indigestion and pain in the left side of the abdomen?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 51 year old male, who has diabetes. For my diabetic problem, I am using Insulin Human Actrapid daily 10 units. Therefore, I am getting weak and getting fits. So far, I have had five fits. I got CT scan of the brain, and there was a small blood clot in the brain. I also have p...  Read Full »


Dr. Pankaj Jawandhiya

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I went through all your reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). You have a urinary infection, which is causing all your symptoms of vomiting and abdominal pain. The kidneys are not removing toxins from your body and its accumulation is causing all sympto...  Read Full »

I have a fever, appetite loss, weight loss, bloating, dark urine, and pelvic aches. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor, I have been sick with an unidentified illness for more than two months. Fever, fatigue, severe bloating, vomiting, loss of appetite, noticeable weight loss, frequent urination, dark urine, constant pelvic aches, vaginal discharge, and foul smell in the genitals are my symptoms. I di...  Read Full »


Dr. Sugreev Singh

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thank you for writing, and I understand your concern. You might have UTI (urinary tract infection) as dark-colored urine is seen mainly in a urinary tract infection. Chances of infection are high in your case as you have vaginal discharge and weight loss. So, I s...  Read Full »

Does vasoconstriction occur due to an allergy to antihistamines?

Query: Hi doctor, I am having major vasoconstriction problems. I would like to know if my daily antihistamines intake is causing this problem. I am taking Loratadine and Fexofenadine hydrochloride daily for allergies.  Read Full »


Dr. Naval Mendiratta

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I would like to know in detail, what you mean by vasoconstriction problems? Is it affecting your hands or your feet or anywhere in the nasal bed? Do you experience any bluish discoloration of the nails or hands? Do you any pain in the hands or feet? Do you have ulcers any...  Read Full »

Is it advisable to have artificial valve for urinary incontinence?

Query: Hi doctor, I have secondary progressive multiple sclerosis. I am a 37 year old male. My weight is 165 pounds and height is 6 feet. My neurologist is treating my MS with two rounds of Rituximab infusions (low dose chemotherapy) every six months and a twice-daily dose of an Ampyra capsule. I also take...  Read Full »


Dr. Raja Ramesh

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Multiple sclerosis is a progressive disease. So with time, incontinence may change in either direction, positively or negatively. The best option is what you have been doing. It is called CIC (clean intermittent catheterization). It is adaptable to all stages of disease ...  Read Full »

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 »

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 »

I am having frequent urination for few days. What is the cause?

Query: Hello doctor, From the past few days, I have frequent urination. I am attaching all the test reports that I have done so far. I also got an x-ray and CT scan of the chest, but as I am out, I cannot upload them now. I will upload them later if you need it.  Read Full »


Dr. Krishna Somani

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Only the CBC (complete blood count) and HbA1c reports are available. Please send all reports that are relevant to your complaint. Revert with more information to a nephrologist online --> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/nephrologist  Read Full »

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