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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Did my untreated UTI lead to flank pain, abdominal pain and constipation?

Query: Hi doctor, About a week ago, I had UTI and I did not take any antibiotics instead, I only did herbal treatment. Four days back, I started feeling flank pain on my left side. It is also accompanied by slight abdominal pain and constipation. I also had this pain when I had got kidney infection earlier...  Read Full »

Dr. Arpit Varshney

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have read your concern in detail and I will surely help you out. The first thing you need to do is to get an ultrasound of the abdomen. This is to find out if your UTI (urinary tract infection) is spreading and reaching the kidneys or not, as untreated UTI can lead t...  Read Full »

I have urinary tract infection and Septra did not help. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor, I want to know the next steps I need to take for a UTI that has been treated with Septra that did not work, and then with Ceftriaxone IV followed by 400 mg of Norfloxacin BID. With both medications, I saw an initial improvement for 24 hours. Unfortunately, urine culture was not perform...  Read Full »

Dr. Ankush Jairath

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query, and I can understand your concern. It would be best if you had culture-specific antibiotics. I would suggest starting empirical therapy comprising antibiotics, anti-inflammatory, and alpha-blockers. 1) Tablet Levofloxacin 500 mg at bedtime for five ...  Read Full »

My child has contracted UTI after pyeloplasty and stent removal. Is it common to have UTIs after these procedures?

Query: Hello doctor,My child underwent pyeloplasty surgery when he was two and a half months old as he had uteropelvic junction obstruction in one kidney. He had his stent removed. Routine urine microscopy was performed and showed no signs of infections. However, the child has contracted with UTI and is cu...  Read Full »

Dr. Prakashchandra Nagar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and can understand your concern. As per the information, your child is about five to six months old. Post pyeloplasty, and after removing the stent, they usually follow the kidney function and do ultrasonography (USG) of the kidney to check for any ba...  Read Full »

What could be the reason for the burning sensation in my vagina?

Query: Hi doctor, Two months ago, I got a UTI which was not treated properly or long enough, so a doctor prescribed me a longer-term basis. However, a month ago, I had a burning sensation in my vagina. So I did an advanced urine and vaginal swab test. I will attach these photos for you. It seems to show A...  Read Full »

Dr. Priyadarshini Tripathy

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) is the infection of a woman's upper genital tract and has a multimicrobial etiology, and up to 70 percent of cases are nongonococcal and nonchlamydial. Symptoms of PID include lower abdominal pain, bilate...  Read Full »

I am a 26-year-old male, and I have a urinary infection for the last three years. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I am around 26-year-old male having a urine infection for the last three years. My urine has a bad smell and is yellowish, especially in the morning. I have consulted many doctors, and the medicines only have effects for one or two months. So please suggest some best medicines. Kin...  Read Full »

Dr. M. A. Toyeb, Nazma Parveen

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and understand your concern. It is important to know the cause of the frequent urinary infection to treat it properly; otherwise, the infection will keep recurring. I would suggest the following 1. Urine routine examination and microscopic examin...  Read Full »

Why is there constant feeling to urinate after treatment of UTI?

Query: Hello doctor, I went to the ER two weeks ago to be treated for a UTI. I was told to go to an obstetrician if the symptoms persisted. Well, it is back. There is no cramping, no pain in my back, just a constant feeling of having to use the restroom. It hurts and throbs even when I am not using the res...  Read Full »

Dr. Uzma Arqam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Do you have the following symptoms: Feeling of wetness or bed wetting? Leakage of urine during sneezing or coughing? A severe urge to go washroom? Do your fluid intake (coffee, tea) and output match each other? It seems to be urinary incontinence. Do repeat urinaly...  Read Full »

Will I have any adverse reactions if I take the medicines for UTI?

Query: Hello doctor, I was recently on holiday to stay with my partner. On my day of return, I noticed a burning sensation in my bladder. However, I have had fullness in my bladder for the last couple of weeks or ten days and constantly need to pass urine. So, I underwent a test that showed I had a urinary...  Read Full »

Dr. Samer S J Altawil

Answer: Hello, Welcome back to icliniq.com. Do not take the prescribed antibiotic if it causes side effects. I suggest you take the tablet Augmentin (Amoxycillin and Clavulanic acid) 1 gram daily for a week. Consult a specialist doctor, discuss with them and take medications with their consent. Nitrofuranto...  Read Full »

Can lower abdominal pain occur after unprotected sex?

Query: Hello doctor, My query is regarding sexually transmitted infection. I had unprotected sex 51 days back. I had mild fever with a very mild burning sensation on my penis for three days after that encounter. I consulted a doctor and she gave five shots of Ceftriaxone for five days. The mild burning ...  Read Full »

Dr. Bharat Udey

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. It seems that you have been tried on multiple antibiotics on just hit and run basis. Firstly, you were given Ceftriaxone for five days without getting the relevant investigations. Then you took antiviral medications followed by Doxycycline. You have taken a ...  Read Full »

I have been experiencing pain while urinating and having a UTI problem for a long time. What should I do?

Query: Hello doctor,I have been suffering from a UTI for a very long time. My doctor suggests antibiotics then it gets better. I am again experiencing pain during urination.I am taking the tablet Methimazole for thyroid problems.Kindly help with this.  Read Full »

Dr. Arpit Varshney

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have read your concern in detail and will surely help you out. The ultimate cure to pain during urination is to treat the UTI (urinary tract infection) adequately. Once it is cured, the pain will go. However, since you are developing recurrent UTI, investigations n...  Read Full »

I am suffering from pain while urinating and I have urge for frequent urination. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I am having pain while urinating. And I have a burning sensation in my genitals while not urinating; I urge to urinate very frequently, like the water I drink makes me pee right after two to five minutes. Kindly help.  Read Full »

Dr. Sugreev Singh

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thank you for the query, and I understand your concern. UTI (urinary tract infection) is very common and causes symptoms of burning micturition and frequent urge to pass urine. The mentioned symptoms look like acute urinary tract infection. So I suggest taking antibiot...  Read Full »

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