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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Can bacteria cause pain in the kidneys?

Query: Hi doctor,Initially, I was having right abdomen pain about 2 to 3 weeks ago when I visited the doctor, who then performed blood, urine test, ultrasound, CT scan, and another ultrasound and confirmed all my organs are fine and that I was born without a gall bladder. I have all the results. However, n...  Read Full »

Dr. Syed Raza

General Practitioner, Family Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. From the reports (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity) and your history, yes, the gall bladder is absent, and the pain your experiencing has to be evaluated with a further investigation like -Endoscopy. -Contrast scan of the abdomen. Everything...  Read Full »

What does my blood test reports suggest?

Query: Hi doctor, Can you please review my blood and urine test? My concern are a low level of ferritin, a high level of B12, and my urine WBC is very high.  Read Full »

Dr. Parth R Goswami

Family Physician, General Practitioner, Hematologist, Pathologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Following is my opinion on your asked question. The low ferritin, Low Mcv (microcytic anemia), could be suggestive of early iron deficiency anemia. The common cause for high B12 includes supplement intake, liver disease, or kidney disease. Your liver and kidney profi...  Read Full »

Can my mom take Nitrofurantoin for persistent UTI and E.coli infection?

Query: Hi doctor, I require your kind advice regarding my mom's medication. She is 53-years-old. You see, my mom had persistent UTI and E-coli infection for almost a year. Her health deteriorated due to which she had a fall last year and got fractures in her spine and right shoulder, for which she was ope...  Read Full »

Dr. Mahendra Thakre

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I hope you are doing well. I understand your concern and worry. I understood that your mother had a fall and dorsal spine injury. Since then, she has recurrent urinary tract infections. Our understanding of any disease management has based on the cause of disease or ...  Read Full »

How to treat frequent urge to urinate with blood in urine?

Query: Hi doctor,I have the urge to pee frequently with signs of blood in the urine. I have pain in the lower abdomen along with it. Please suggest.  Read Full »

Dr. Manisha Auradkar Raghunath Auradkar

General Practitioner

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. The urge to urinate again after urination can occur due to symptoms associated with different issues like diabetes. It can also occur due to infection affecting the urinary tract and due to the mass that compressing the nerves on that area. So...  Read Full »

My husband and I have an uncomfortable feeling in our private parts. What to do?

Query: Hi doctor, Myself and my husband got a UTI last year as we fail to maintain hygiene after having unprotected sex. We will fall asleep and I will not clean myself fully. I will end up seeing it later in my underwear. We took an antifungal cream. Within few months, the skin on the outside of the priv...  Read Full »

Dr. J N Naidu

Family Physician, General Practitioner

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. UTI (urinary tract infection) is a bacterial infection and antibiotics are taken to treat it. Antifungal creams help in treating fungal infections. Your best friend can have herpes or HIV and you are not sure about it. You shared a drink with her. Usually, HIV (human im...  Read Full »

I have a sharp pain in my lower left-back and stomach. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 28 year old female. I have a sharp pain on the lower left side of my back and stomach that developed within the past five to six hours. The pain is at a level six on a scale of one to ten. I have to urinate almost constantly, but there is no pain or burning when I urinate. The u...  Read Full »

Dr. Rashi Verma

General Practitioner, Family Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Based on your complaints, it looks like it could be a case of kidney stones. Please go to your nearest hospital and get an x-ray KUB (kidney and urinary bladder) done. Sometimes kidney stones are not visible on an x-ray. In that case, further tests might be needed. Usuall...  Read Full »

Why is there a black mass on my penile shaft?

Query: Hi doctor,Halfway down my penile shaft, I seem to have a black mass. I can notice it only when my foreskin is pulled down. I have symptoms of prostatitis and urethritis for two years. I have symptoms of dysuria, urine dribbling, inflamed meatus, constant urethral pain, prostatitis, epididymitis and ...  Read Full »

Dr. Raveendran Sr

Sexologist, Diabetologist, Andrologist, General Practitioner

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. You have taken a lot of antibiotics to get cured. If it is a prostate infection, then it takes some time to get cured. If you have pain during ejaculation, then you need think of a bacterial infection. You have done some investigations for...  Read Full »

Are runny nose and headache symptoms of COVID-19?

Query: Hi doctor, I have fever since yesterday morning at 38-38.2 C. During the afternoon, my temperature went down. Later, the fever came back around midnight at 38 C. I have been out of work since yesterday. Now, my temperature is normal at 36.3 C.  Read Full »

Dr. Ma Loida Sajonas

Family Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. May I ask for a few more questions to arrive with a diagnosis? Do you have sore throat, itchy throat, cough, cold, rash, loss of smell and taste? Do you have back pain, difficulty in urinating, or skin lesions like rash? As fever alone is a manifestation of COVID-19...  Read Full »

Is diabetes a risk factor for UTI?

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

Criticalcare Physician, Diabetologist, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, Medical Gastroenterologist, Nephrologist, Pulmonologist, Rheumatologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 »

How to get rid of the pain that occurs while having the urge to pee?

Query: Hi doctor,Before few days, I had trouble in peeing. I had some hints of pain but it was tolerable. At first, I thought it was a symptom of UTI because I drink lots of water but I have laziness to urinate. Yesterday, I noticed a tiny lump in my private area. I am not sure about it. But it was painful...  Read Full »

Dr. Ushasi Mukherjee

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Please mention some details regarding your present complaints. Please mention whether you have a feeling of incomplete emptying of the bladder or an urge to pee frequently even after passing urine. Please mention whether you have blood while passing urine. Please mentio...  Read Full »

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