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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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How to treat a burning sensation in the vagina while urination?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 22-year-old girl and I am suffering from UTI. It has been a year ever since I am taking medication. I have done the tests and taken medication. But still, the infection is not going away. The recent urine culture report is normal now but still I feel a burning sensation in the ...  Read Full »

Dr. Karthik Rajan

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have gone through your query, I would like to know a few more details to answer your query better. How frequently do you get these episodes of UTI? When was the last time you did a urine culture, is the organism the same in each culture or different? Do you have othe...  Read Full »

How do I manage my recurrent UTI symptoms?

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 »

Why is my mother's urine culture report positive?

Query: Hi doctor, I take care of my 95-year-old mother. Can one have a complete negative urinalysis for WBCs, nitrites, and RBCs but still have a positive urine culture? If a doctor does not request urine microscopy and you do not take it midstream or a senior citizen cannot do it easily, will it not creat...  Read Full »

Dr. Shubadeep Debabrata Sinha

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your query. Yes, there are chances to have a positive urine culture despite normal WBC (white blood cell) levels, urine routine, and microscopy reports, which are, at best, screening tools. However, it may also be the opposite, that is, leukocytes and pus ...  Read Full »

What do my PSA scores tell about my prostate cancer risk?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 30-year-old male, with no family history of prostate cancer. I am positive for HSV (herpes) but asymptomatic. I also have bumps on my penis that do not seem to go away. I also frequently have the urge to urinate all of a sudden on one day. Sometimes a small volume of urine is excre...  Read Full »

Dr. Vaibhav Vishal

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. The increase in PSA (prostate-specific antigen) can be due to many causes of infection of the prostate such as prostatitis. It is one of the common causes. As you have mentioned regarding symptoms increasing after ejaculation, it is one of the i...  Read Full »

Why do I have a burning sensation during urination?

Query: Hello doctor, I have had an issue with a burning sensation when I urinate. I have seen a urologist who looked inside my bladder and did not see anything wrong. I have had blood tests and urine samples, and everything has come back to normal. I wondered if the issue could be a gynecological proble...  Read Full »

Dr. Uzma Arqam

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I suggest you follow a urologist's advice and have a proper follow-up. But from the gynecology side, it is better to exclude pelvic infection, sexually transmitted infection, or any other local cause like a fibroid. Have one high vaginal swab test, transvaginal scan,...  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

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

I noticed some mucus while urinating. How can I treat it?

Query: Hi doctor, I had some see-through mucus coming out today when I peed. I had some hard-ons the past few days but was not with anyone or masturbated. Thank you.  Read Full »

Dr. Tuljapure Samit Prabhakarrao

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Was it when you passed 1st-morning urine? Night and early morning erections are normal and indicate a normal and good penile erection system which is physiological and does not indicate any problem (it is generally without any trigger or arousal). If the mucus from urine...  Read Full »

Is frequent urination after intercourse normal?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 33 year old female who has had meningomyelocele (spina bifida) since birth. I suffer from scoliosis of the spine, paralysis of the lower limbs and valgus of the feet. My bladder and bowel control had always been exceptionally good in spite of my condition. Before 12 days, I had se...  Read Full »

Dr. Khant Shahil Ramesh Bhai

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Please relax and do not worry. I will explain you everything in detail. Meningomyelocele (incomplete spinal canal at birth) is a condition that commonly affects bladder and bowel function. Since you do not have any problem with bladder and bowel function since childh...  Read Full »

What causes tingling feeling when urinating?

Query: Hello doctor, I suddenly feel a tingling sensation after urination and a slight prick sort of a thing. I visited a doctor for the same and had been diagnosed with a urine infection. I also have a constant urge to urinate. He gave a dose of antibiotics which I had to take for three days. But I just h...  Read Full »

Dr. Karthik Rajan

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Based on your symptoms, you seems to have a urinary tract infection. The treatment is a full course of antibiotics which ranges from three to seven days depending on the severity of symptoms. Antibiotics usually give symptomatic relief in 24 hours but it takes minimum ...  Read Full »

I had circumcision two months ago and still has some swelling. Should I be concerned?

Query: Hello doctor, I had circumcision done two months ago and I still have swelling around my penis. I did a CBC (complete blood count) and urine test last week, and all were normal. The doctor last month said that all the incisions have healed. There is no discharge, but I have minor discomfort due to t...  Read Full »

Dr. Saurabh Subhash Pandya

Answer: Hello, Welcome to The healing looks fine (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity). The swelling is mostly due to an extra skin that is bunching up in a non-erect position. When you have an erection, it might be less prominent. If all excess skin were removed, sometimes t...  Read Full »

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