Common "Uti" queries answered by top doctors | iCliniq


The full form of UTI is urinary tract infection. It is a bacterial infection of the urinary tract, which includes the urethra, ureters, kidneys, and bladder. The symptoms are burning or pain on urination, frequent urination, fever, chills, cloudy urine, blood in urine, constant urge to pee, and pelvic pain. Antibiotics like Amoxycillin, Norfloxacin, and Ceftriaxone are used in the treatment.

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What is the possible condition that can cause burning sensation during urination?

Query: Hello doctor, Recently I have been having burning with urination and just burning in my urethra in general, sometimes even when I am not urinating. A month ago I went to the doctor's office with UTI symptoms and blood in my urine and was told I did in fact have a bladder infection and was given Ci...  Read Full »

Dr. Gopinath

Answer: Hello, Welcome to From the symptoms, I feel you have a urinary tract infection. Since a course of antibiotics is given already you need a urine culture test and ultrasound abdomen. Culture-specific antibiotic has to be given. If a culture shows no growth it may be due to a condition ...  Read Full »

After intercourse, my friend had blood in her urine. Why?

Query: Hello doctor,This is for my friend. She is 16, and at the weekend she slept with her fiance three times during her period. She has now been experiencing the need to go for a pee all the time, and her belly hurts, and it hurts when she goes, she also has blood in her urine. So I am a little worried a...  Read Full »

Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hello, Welcome to It is mostly a urinary tract infection. Do not worry, and she needs antibiotic for a week. She should get a urine routine and microscopy test done to confirm the infection. Then she will need antibiotic like tablet Nitrofurantoin 100 mg twice a day for a week along w...  Read Full »

I had sex with a person who has gonorrhea. Am I at risk?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been diagnosed positive for UTI (Urinary tract Infection) and my pus cells result is too high. The doctor concluded that I might have STD (Sexually Transmitted Disease), but I do not feel anything aside from dysuria. He gave me a prescription for Unasyn and took it for one wee...  Read Full »

Dr. Sidharth Sonthalia

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have read your query and understand your concern. Firstly, you must relax and not allow your condition to further worsen the mental stress that you already seem to bear. Whatever it is, it can be taken care of. Now note the following points; respond with the answers ...  Read Full »

I have lower back pain along with the pressure in the groin area. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, I am having lower back pain, along with pressure in the groin area. The pain started about two months ago and is quickly getting worse. I get tired easily, sleep all day whenever I can, and my legs get swollen when I walk, particularly my knees and feet. I told my doctor about this three...  Read Full »

Dr. Anshul Varshney

Answer: Hi, Welcome to We are here to help you. It seems you are suffering from a urinary tract infection (UTI) secondary to stones in the ureter. Mostly recurrent burning urination, flank pain are due to ureteric colic only. In most cases, ureteric stone can precipitate urinary tract infe...  Read Full »

My semen seems to be a clear liquid post urinary tract infection. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I had a UTI with the usual fever, before five months. Before the UTI episode, my ejaculate was the usual (white), but my ejaculate has been clear ever since. I do not have pain, no problem with erections, plenty of desire, etc. What is the cause? Thank you.  Read Full »

Dr. Samer Sameer Juma Ali Altawil

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Ejaculate color and consistency depends on the frequency of ejaculation. If it is more frequent, it is more clear, light, and more transparent, that is normal and requires no treatment. The only concern here will be if you are looking for fertility, then I will follow u...  Read Full »

Why did the urine culture come negative when the urine analysis was positive?

Query: Hello doctor, I had acute kidney failure in the past, probably a couple of months ago, from a UTI and lithium toxicity. They cut me off all my medications, and when I got home from the hospital, the hospital gave me two doses of lithium instead of one dose of extended-release, which caused me to hav...  Read Full »

Dr. Sugreev Singh

Answer: Hi there, Welcome to Thank you for writing, and I understand your concern. Actually, culture is more accurate than routine microscopic examination of urine. So we can consider it negative; if you do not have any symptoms of UTI (urinary tract infections), then you can stop antibiotics...  Read Full »

I feel pain and burning sensation after intercourse. Is this UTI?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 26 years old. I got married recently. After having intercourse with my husband, I feel too much pain in my vagina and also burning sensation while urinating. I also feel frequent urination. Is this urinary tract infection? Please suggest some medicine.  Read Full »

Dr. Megha Tuli

Answer: Hi, Welcome to You are right. You have symptoms of urinary tract infection (UTI). Please get a urine culture and sensitivity done. We can start the appropriate antibiotic then. Meanwhile, have plenty of water of about 10-15 glasses a day to flush out the toxins.   Read Full »

What is the recommended treatment for burning sensation on urination in a diabetic patient?

Query: Hi doctor, This is regarding my mother, who is 67 years old and has a previous history of slightly high BP and sugar and she is taking medicines for both. The issue is that on Sunday she experienced a burning sensation while urinating and then the sensation was gone, but on Monday night she again fe...  Read Full »

Dr. Ankush Jairath

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Sorry to hear about your mother's problem. Most probably your mother is having a urinary tract infection (UTI) which is quite common at her age but still not normal. I recommend (as she is diabetic as well as hypertensive) to get investigated. I suggest you to get the ...  Read Full »

My 14-year-old daughter suffers from UTI since childhood. Why?

Query: Hi doctor,My daughter is 14 years old and has had UTIs since she was at a very young age. We have taken her to doctors, and they put her on antibiotics which do not work, or at least not long enough. She drinks plenty of water every day and does physical activity daily. We are stuck with no treatmen...  Read Full »

Dr. Raja Ramesh

Answer: Hello, Welcome to From the history you gave, it seems that she has a genetic susceptibility to urinary infections. Other reasons could be neurogenic bladder dysfunction, undiagnosed reflux disease, ureterocele and other anatomic causes. Use of daily low dose antibiotic prophylaxis is ...  Read Full »

I am a young and healthy girl suffering from severe UTIs since last four years. Please help.

Query: Hello, I am a young and healthy teenage girl, but I suffer from many severe UTIs (urinary tract infections). I get an average of about eight infections annually over the past four years. I follow all of the conventional methods of hygiene, including vitamin C intake, using cotton underwear, etc. I d...  Read Full »

Dr. Saurabh Subhash Pandya

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I can understand your concern. Recurrent UTI needs further evaluation and long-term antibiotic prophylaxis. An MCUG (micturating cystogram) X-ray rules out reflux into the kidneys, and a DMSA (dimercaptosuccinic acid) scan detects kidney scars. I hope these have bee...  Read Full »

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