USG KUB, also called ultrasound KUB or renal ultrasound, is a diagnostic test that uses sound waves to produce images of the kidneys, ureters, and bladder. It is usually done in patients having kidney and bladder problems. Renal ultrasound helps to show an injury present in the kidney, kidney stones, cysts, and also the size of the kidneys.
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Why does my brother's daughter urinate frequently?
Query: Hi doctor, My brother's younger daughter is 6 years old. Her weight is 52.9 pounds and height is 4 feet. She always rushes to the bathroom to urinate. In a day, she rushes 20 to 25 times to urinate. We have done her urine RE, and it shows everything as normal. She becomes thirsty to drink water. She... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concerns. Increased frequency of urination in a 6 year old child can be due to UTI (Urinary Tract Infection), renal stones or diabetes mellitus. Since, in this case, increased thirst is also present there is a probability of diabetes mellitus. Althou... Read Full »
Kindly tell me ways to overcome pain while urinating.
Query: Hi doctor, I am not sure exactly when I started having a split stream urination problem, but I really worried about it recently. I mean, it never really used to bother me besides the occasional mess and I used to think it was more a result of tight underwear or something. My urine basically splits... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Splaying of urinary stream does not always mean a problem, but is important to rule out significant urinary tract pathology like urethral stricture, bladder neck dyssynergia, etc. As an initial evaluation, you can get an ultrasound KUB (kidney, ureters and urin... 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 pain... Read Full »
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 kidney are not removing toxins from your body and its accumulation is causing all sympt... Read Full »
What is the reason for urine infection in baby?
Query: Hello doctor, My 16-month-old son had a urine infection when he is three months old. We got him tested with vcug for urine reflux, but it is clear. He is fed with formula milk until now. He used to get only 2-4 pus cells in urine but the culture was positive always. In the seventh month after using... Read Full »
Dr. Samer Sameer Juma Ali Altawil
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Bilateral reflux disease can present to variable degrees and cause recurrent UTI (urinary tract infection), fever, sepsis, and renal scarring. This can lead to kidney failure. The good thing is your son VCUG (vooiding cystourethography) at three months of age was normal... Read Full »
I have excessive thirst and frequent urination. Are these due to my medications?
Query: Hello doctor,I have been on Lithium for bipolar disorder for over 20 years. From a blood test two years ago, I noticed that my GFR was below 40. So, I gradually started switching from Lithium to Epilim to avoid further damage to my kidneys. But now, I experience excessive thirst and I wake up at nig... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen your detailed reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Lithium commonly causes two types of renal disease, namely nephrogenic diabetes insipidus and chronic tubulointerstitial nephritis. Diabetes insipidus is causing the symptoms of incre... Read Full »
How to treat prostate enlargement and difficulty urinating?
Query: Hi doctor,I have a sleep disorder, anxiety, panic disorder, high blood pressure, and prostate enlargement for a week. I have difficulty in urinating for two weeks. Read Full »
Dr. Samer Sameer Juma Ali Altawil
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Prostate enlargement occurs commonly after 50 years of age and it causes symptoms like difficulty in passing urine. Doing investigations like ultrasound KUB (kidney, ureter, and bladder) and prostate will help to know the size of the prostate and other abnormalities in ... Read Full »
I have had stress incontinence for over ten years, and I leak when I sneeze, laugh or jump. What to do?
Query: Hello doctor, I have stress incontinence for more than ten years. I leak when I sneeze, laugh, or jump. Also, I have a protruding abdomen. Kindly help. Read Full »
Dr. Samer Sameer Juma Ali Altawil
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thank you for consulting us. I understand your concern. Stress incontinence is mainly caused by weakening pelvic floor muscles leading to urethral hypermobility or a weak urethral sphincter. It sometimes occurs in combination with an overactive bladder. Urodynamic s... Read Full »
How can I get rid of recurring UTI?
Query: Hello doctor, I have a recurring UTI. I am travelling at the moment so wanted to get some advice on how to get rid of it. I have already taken a three-day course of antibiotics the first time I had it. It went away but maybe a week later it came back at which point I took a sachet that you dissolve... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. In males, recurrent urinary tract infections are uncommon and always indicate an underlying pathology or anatomical abnormality of the urinary tract. It requires complete examination of urinary tract to look for any pathology or anatomical abnormality ASAP because if th... Read Full »
What could the reason for my lower abdominal and back pain be?
Query: Hello doctor,I am experiencing lower abdominal and back pain, but there is no fever and no pain during urination. I am sharing my reports. Are my reports normal? Kindly help with this. Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen your reports (attachment removed to hide the patient's identity). It shows a few leukocytes and pus cells. It means there is a mild infection in your genitourinary tract. Whether this is significant or not depends on the symptoms you are facing. However, ... Read Full »
What causes my left abdominal discomfort leading to my left testicles?
Query: Hello doctor,I am having left middle abdominal discomfort leading to my left testicles. I also have a burning sensation from the middle part of the left abdomen to my testicles. Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. From the description, your symptoms sound as if the pain is starting from your left kidney and radiating down to your testicles or urethral opening. Most likely it could be a small stone stuck in your ureter connecting your kidney and your urinary bladder. You will have ... Read Full »