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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I suffer from recurrent urinary tract infections for a year. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a female of 23 years old. I have been getting recurrent UTIs for the past two years. My urine culture at first showed bacteria, but now they are not showing that I have an infection. I also used to be pain-free for one to two days after starting antibiotics. But, during the last thre...  Read Full »

Dr. Sushma Shah

HIV AIDS Specialist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You are a known case of recurrent urinary tract infection. Both the partners have to take treatment. My advice is to drink plenty of liquids and eat citrus fruits like lemon, orange, musambi, kiwi, gooseberry, etc. Avoid spicy, fried and junk food. Take light blend di...  Read Full »

Kindly suggest a better way to cure UTI.

Query: Hi doctor,A month back, I had a fever and chills. I was diagnosed with UTI. My doctor gave me Cefixime 200 mg two doses for seven days. It did not help me. After two days, it got resolved by itself. After a week, I started to have groin pain, suprapubic pain, kidney pain, burning sensation during ur...  Read Full »

Dr. Sayan Mukherjee

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You have UTI (urinary tract infection) with acute kidney injury. Your symptoms recur frequently. Your reports are not so bad to be worried. You can do urine culture and fasting blood sugar after few days. Increase your water intake and it helps to settle your creati...  Read Full »

Will kidney infection cause bladder incontinence?

Query: Hi doctor, Two weeks ago, I had possible sepsis due to a severe kidney infection. I have been on IV antibiotics for a week and a week on oral antibiotics. The course got completed yesterday. However, I am still constantly throwing up despite the anti-sickness pills. I can hardly eat anything, and I...  Read Full »

Dr. Satyajit Jalinder Pawar

Internal Medicine Physician, Medical Oncologist, General Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. UTIs (urinary tract infections) are common due to sexual activity or careless attitude towards hygiene. But they are usually mild and do not progress to kidney infection commonly. Antibiotics which you have taken are effective for community-acquired UTI. I would like...  Read Full »

How to get rid of UTI and rashes present on the inner thighs?

Query: Hi doctor, I am having urinary tract infections for more than eleven years. I started to have it when I was 7 years old. I have no one to take me to the doctor. It is getting really worse. I have itching and it burns really bad. I feel to have hell between my legs. I also have a bad rash on my in...  Read Full »

Dr. Sugreev Singh

Internal Medicine Physician, General Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Rashes can occur due to urinary tract infections. Please mention whether you have a lot in numbers. You have UTI (urinary tract infection) for a long time. It can damage your kidneys. Do some tests to have proper treatment. Do urinalysis to know the severity of the ...  Read Full »

What can cause persistent UTI in pregnant women?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 21 years pregnant. I have a problem with UTI. During my first urine test, I had 40 to 60 pus cells and so my doctor advised me to take antibiotics. I took two tablets for seven days. After completing the course, I took a urine test again. But still, I have UTI with 17 to 20 pus cell...  Read Full »

Dr. Ridhi Narang

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Please mention whether you have any other symptoms or you are just seeing the urine test results. If you do not have symptoms, then it can be due to a contaminated container. Do a urine culture sensitivity test and so you can know the exact antibiotic suitable for you. ...  Read Full »

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 »

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