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 my daughter's treatment on track?

Query: Hi doctor, My daughter, who is 4 years old, has got cold, cough and viral fever 3 weeks before. After a week of suffering, she was prescribed with Mucolite and Azithral antibiotic five day course of 5 mL one daily. When she was recovering, she started complaining of painful urination and abdomen pai...  Read Full »


Dr. Prashant Kumar Singh

Child Health Specialist, Family Physician, Paediatrician, Pediatric Allergy Asthma Specialist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I do not think you should be worried about anything. According to the urine report, there is no infection. Pus cells above 6 is considered as infection and yours is just 4-6 which is quite normal. Recurrent episodes of cold and fever in this season are common due...  Read Full »

What are the causes of urethral discomfort apart from UTI?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 24 year old female. I was previously diagnosed with UTI for three to four times in the last two years. Now, I have a frequently occurring problem of itching and burning in my urethra about three to four times in a month. It stays for around 4 to 5 hours and slowly goes off after ...  Read Full »


Dr. Vivekanandan G

Andrologist, Urologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. First of all, drinking 8 liters of water a day will harm your kidneys. Bring it down to not more than 3 liters per day. All burning sensation in urethra is not due to UTI (urinary tract infection). So, the next time when you develop urethral discomfort, please do a urine ...  Read Full »

Please look into the urine culture reports and suggest the treatment.

Query: Hi doctor, My brother had pain in the right side under the rib and feeling stomach fullness. We took him to the hospital and an ECG and a few blood tests were taken. Both are normal and he was discharged with some painkillers. Next day morning, the same issue repeated. When we took him to the docto...  Read Full »


Dr. Muhammad M. Hanif Md.

Cardiologist, Criticalcare Physician, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. As far as his urine reports are concerned (attachment removed to protect patient identity), he looks fine on that aspect. His situation suggested in the emergency room to get him thoroughly checked up for his cardiac functions and they found that to be fine. So, the pain ...  Read Full »

What causes pain in the kidney region?

Query: Hi doctor, I wake up with pain in the kidney region every morning after approximately three to four hours of lying in the supine position or on my left side. The pain localizes beneath the left and right kidneys, more on the left and down toward the pelvis on the left side. It hurts the most when in...  Read Full »


Dr. Vivek Chail

Family Physician, General Practitioner, Radiodiagnosis Physician, Radiologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through the reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). There is no significant problem with your kidneys, ureters and urinary bladder. The cecum and colon are not showing any problems. The duodenum and right testicular vein are not having any ...  Read Full »

What causes itchy feeling while urinating?

Query: Hi doctor, I feel cramped, itching and lower abdomen pain during urination. I had intercourse with my partner last month and since then I have faced this problem. I went to meet a gynecologist and she prescribed some medicine and felt fine for 10 days. Then, again I am facing the same problem. Also,...  Read Full »


Dr. Sanjay Kumar Bhattacharyya

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I presume that the sex was an unprotected one. So, there exist dual risks of infection as well as pregnancy. As you have not mentioned about the first one, I think, you had your cycle after the episode. Now, regarding the infection, it could be a urinary infection alo...  Read Full »

Can urolithiasis cause left abdominal pain and burning while peeing?

Query: Hello I feel pain at my lower left side of abdomen,, Also It’s hard to pee ( feeling burning) the symptoms looks like I have Urolithiasis. I need to make sure  Read Full »


Dr. Keeranmayee Mishra

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, I understand your concerns. You are finding it difficult to pee and there is a burning sensation. These may be due to urinary tract infection (more likely) or stones. In your urine report there are a few microorganisms and red blood cells are also present -these are suggestive of urinary tract ...  Read Full »

Can I start antibiotics before urine test for UTI?

Query: Hi doctor, My son is 20 months old. He is suffering from UTI. Since yesterday, he cries while urinating in the morning. He has fever for two days and cough and running nose for five days. The general physician gave Cefpodoxime oral syrup, but urine test has to be done tomorrow morning only. Shoul...  Read Full »


Dr. Srinivas Gunda

Child Health Specialist, Paediatrician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Crying while voiding urine and fever might be due to urinary tract infection (UTI). Urine routine and microscopy needs to be done for screening and if it suggests infection, then urine sample for culture and sensitivity needs to be given and oral antibiotics has to b...  Read Full »

Why do I have severe pain when I finish urinating?

Query: Hi doctor, I am having painful urination. When I pass urine only 5-10 mL of urine I pass and then end up with so much of pain. The pain is like something stuck in my penis or like some wound inside the penis. And I am also getting blood in urine. This is happening to me for the last two days. Please...  Read Full »


Dr. Prakash H Muddegowda

Geriatrician, Hematologist, Pathologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Based on your query, my opinion is as follows: Painful urination along with blood is a sign of urinary tract infection. However, I strongly suspect a possible urethral stricture or urethral mucosal rupture. Get a urine microscopic examination to evaluate for urinary trac...  Read Full »

I have attached my mom's urinalysis. What does it suggest?

Query: Hello doctor, I have attached my mother's urinalysis report. She is experiencing burning sensation while urinating, but no fever. She is diabetic and on following medicines. Glycomet-GP 3/850 one in the morning and one at night, Voglibose 0.3 one in the morning, Telmisat-AM 5 mg, Orvas 5 mg, Nexito ...  Read Full »


Dr. Gopinath

Urologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I saw the report (attachment removed to protect patient identity). She has a urinary infection. I would suggest a urine culture. You can start her on antibiotics now and later adjust after culture report. I would suggest the following medications. Consult your doctor, d...  Read Full »

Why is my urine yellow?

Query: Hi doctor, My urine is yellow in color for the last two months. One week back, I had blood test, urinalysis and LFTs. All the reports were normal. What is the reason for the yellow color of my urine?  Read Full »


Dr. Sugandh Garg

Diabetologist, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, Toxicologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. High colored urine can be because of various reasons. Drinking less water in the hot weather can also cause high colored urine. Are you taking any medication? Is there any burning sensation or itching in the area? Please get ultrasound of whole abdomen speci...  Read Full »

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