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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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 »

What are the effects of Adderall on the penis?

Query: Hi doctor, Around 15 years ago, I used to take a lot of Amphetamine and used to masturbate a lot. As a result, I caused a huge amount of damage to the penis and it constantly leaked urine. 3 years ago, I plucked up the courage finally to see a urologist, who said that my urethra was red and angry. B...  Read Full »


Dr. Shahil Khant

Andrologist, General Surgeon, Urologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Please relax and do not worry. I think there is no relation about your past habit of Amphetamines and present burning in urethra. The burning pain of the urethra may be due to subclinical infection, which is not detected in urine test that you had. Did you have a urine c...  Read Full »

What is the cause of urine stuck in the penis whiIe urinating?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 16 years old. Every time when I urinate some amount of urine gets stuck in my penis and feels like it is just ready to come out. But it does not come out, even shaking the penis does not work. Sometimes when I sit on chair one or two drops come out very rarely after I urinate. I ...  Read Full »


Dr. Alka

Ayurveda Specialist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I just read your query. First of all, if you should go for a urine culture examination. It will reveal if there is some kind if infection. If the infection is present then you need medication according to it. Sometimes infection too may cause cystitis. You do not nee...  Read Full »

Is the presence of ketones in urine a sign of kidney damage?

Query: Hello doctor,I am 5 feet and 5 inches, 112 lbs and eat a normal diet. I recently had a urine test with trace ketones, although negative for glucose. My test showed cloudy clarity and presence of crystals. All the other values on the urine test were normal. I also had normal blood tests. My doctor is...  Read Full »


Dr. Pankaj Jawandhiya

Nephrologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The body generally uses glucose as its source of energy. When it uses fat as a source of energy, ketones are formed. It is a common finding in diabetes, called as diabetic ketoacidosis. It can also occur during starvation when glucose is not available as an energy sou...  Read Full »

Is UTI contagious?

Query: Hi doctor, A few days ago I was diagnosed with UTI infection. I was put on antibiotics, and the ER doctor sent my urine for a culture. My doctor told me that Klebsiella pneumoniae is present in my urine culture and referred me to a specialist. What does it mean? I am 23 years old and sexually active...  Read Full »


Dr. Sumit Srivastava

General Medicine Physician, General Practitioner, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. UTI - urinary tract infection caused by Klebsiella takes longer to get treated. But, once cleared it should not come back. Recurrent UTI could be due to kidney stones, diabetes, dehydration, involvement of upper urinary tract, frequent sexual encounters, etc. I would ...  Read Full »

Are high creatinine and back pain signs of kidney failure?

Query: Hello doctor, I have pain on the right side of my back, and I have a fever of 100 F. I do not have shortness of breath, and my urine output is fine. I get shoulder pain when I breathe deeply, and I feel tired. I got a blood test yesterday, and my neutrophils are 9.68, lymphocytes are 13.10, total...  Read Full »


Dr. Krishna Somani

Nephrologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Stop Envas (Enalapril) immediately, and check your weight and blood pressure daily. If fever persists, then Dytor plus (Spironolactone and Torasemide)  also needs to be reduced. High creatinine of 1.4 is mostly because of fever, which would settle once the fever goes....  Read Full »

My wife has some pus cells in the urine report. Is there any Homeopathy medicine for it?

Query: Hello doctor, My wife is suffering from back pain for a few weeks, and we decided to go for full body checkup, and all the reports were normal expect urine test where it shows a few pus cell present. We consulted a urologist and doctor suggested urine culture and ultrasound after reports came doct...  Read Full »


Dr. Potnuru Srinivaasa Sudhakar

Homeopathic Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen your reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity) which shows normal except pus cells in the urine. Now if you have any urine infection? Or having any burning urination? If yes, you have to use some homeopathic medicines.  Read Full »

Why am I having white particles in urine after treatment of UTI?

Query: Hello doctor, I am male having UTI from 10 days. First I took Cefixime 200 two times for five days, after seven days symptoms reappeared. Then I took Levoflaxican 500 for 4 days, all symptoms had gone but more white particles are coming in urine. What should I do? Will it go away in 10 more days?  Read Full »


Dr. Vaibhav

Urologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You have to do a urine routine microscopy and urine culture test for confirmation of eradication of all infection if there is residual infection left it may cause recurrent UTI. The cause of white particles are not clear, but it is rarely a cause for concern as it m...  Read Full »

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