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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Does masturbation cause urination problem?
Query: Hi doctor, I am a 18-year-old male. I masturbate one to two times a day for three years. I started to have a problem with urinating. I feel my bladder is not emptying properly since a year and a half ago. And also, my peeing routine has changed. I urinate one or two times at night and the frequency ... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern. Masturbation is normal, and it is just another way of having sex without a partner. It is a good practice, and it helps to calm your mind by releasing happy and stress-busting enzymes. Masturbating two to three times a week is not an issue... Read Full »
I am suffering from sharp pain while passing urine. What could it be?
Query: Hi doctor, I am 17 years old and have sharp pain while passing urine. I need to go to pee, but not able to pass urine. I searched this up on the internet. It might be cystitis. It has been going on for about two weeks and causing me a lot of pain and confusion. Are you able to help? Thank you. Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to iCliniq.com. Please go for a urine routine and microscopy test along with a sonography KUB (kidney, ureter, and bladder) to be sure if this is UTI (urinary tract infection) or cystitis. If the urine report shows more than ten pus cells per HPF (high-pass filter) with a normal sonogr... Read Full »
Are confusion, agitation, hallucinations, aggression, and yelling in my 76-year-old mother due to bipolar disorder?
Query: Hello doctor, My 76-year-old high-functional mom was just diagnosed with bipolar. She has confusion, agitation, hallucinations, aggression, yelling, and some hours of clarity mixed with the above. For the past ten years, I have seen this behavior with her whenever she has an infection (usually UTI).... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through the description of the problem your mother is facing. And I think you are completely right. I do not know how the hospital staff completely messed up your mother's case. What your mother is facing is delirium induced by a general medical condition... Read Full »
Can I start antibiotics before urine test for UTI?
Query: Hi doctor, My son is 20 months old. He is suffering from UTI. Since yesterday, he cries while urinating in the morning. He has fever for two days and cough and running nose for five days. The general physician gave Cefpodoxime oral syrup, but urine test has to be done tomorrow morning only. Should w... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Crying while voiding urine and fever might be due to urinary tract infection (UTI). Urine routine and microscopy needs to be done for screening and if it suggests infection, then urine sample for culture and sensitivity needs to be given and oral antibiotics has to be sta... Read Full »
I am having recurrent UTIs and a sensitive lump in my urethra. Why?
Query: Hello doctor, I got my first urinary tract infection (UTI) around seven years back. My urethra was inflamed and swollen. I got on antibiotics and then it got better. I had this lump that stayed and never went back. Since then I have been prone to UTI right after sexual intercourse. Before, I kept it... Read Full »
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Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. The lump is the inflamed gland of Bartholin, which is present in the urethra. Once it gets blocked it will form a cyst, and this cyst gets inflamed after intercourse giving you a burning sensation like a urinary tract infection. The treatme... Read Full »
I am suffering from recurrent UTIs despite taking medications. Please help.
Query: Hi doctor, I am diagnosed with UTI through semen culturea few years back. The name of the organism was Enterococcus faecalis. Doctors prescribed a Nitrofurantoin tablet for 15 days but it was not relieved. Earlier I was diagnosed with UTI twice through urine culture four months ago. At both the time... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your query and found the attached report (attachment removed for patient identity protection). As you have taken so many antibiotics orally and still no relief is there, I would like to suggest you take an intravenous antibiotic. If your serum creati... Read Full »
I had unprotected sex with my partner, who had a history of gonorrhea, and I have been diagnosed positive for UTI. Is there any chance that I have an STD?
Query: Hello doctor,I have been diagnosed positive for UTI and my pus cells result is too high. The doctor concluded that I might have STD, but I do not feel anything aside from dysuria. He gave me a prescription for Unasyn and took it for one week, now the urination got better but I still feel the urge to... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 answe... Read Full »
I am suffering from chronic yeast infection and was diagnosed with Cytolytic vaginosis. What should I do?
Query: Hi doctor, I am a 23 year old sexually active female in a monogamous (long distance, so intermittent sex) relationship. I have very severe chronic yeast infections one lasting three years requiring Diflucan every day for a month and every week for 6 weeks. I also suffer chronic UTI, yeast infections... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I could understand your situation. You have been treated a lot but are unable to get rid of your issue. Cytolytic vaginitis is associated with the overgrowth of Lactobacillus and causes the lysis of vaginal epithelial cells. It is not responsive to antifungals. Cytolyti... Read Full »
Despite taking medications I have a UTI infection. What should I do for complete recovery from this infection?
Query: Hello doctor, I have a UTI infection, with pus cells count is 40 to 45 and there are bacteria in the urine that is Klebsiella pneumonia. I also have right kidney ADPKD cysts, lymphocytes are 18,000 cells per microliter and creatine is normal. I took Cranpac D and Uribid tablets twice daily and the ... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have read your query and understand your concern. Please help me with a few details so that I can help you better: 1. When was your autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease (ADPKD) diagnosed? 2. What symptoms are you experiencing currently? 3. Do you hav... Read Full »
My father is suffering from severe pain after bladder scraping. Please help.
Query: Hello doctor,My dad had a scraping of his bladder two months ago, it was extremely painful afterward, supposed to be a day surgery, he had to spend next two days in the hospital, with horrific bladder spasms. When he came home, he has had numerous, constant UTIs and also a kidney infection more week... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The bladder spasm could be due to infection, coexisting enlarged prostate, or any intra-bladder chemo medicine given after surgery. Treating his disease is the first step. Urine cultures will help. Giving anticholinergics is next step to relax the bladder. The third wi... Read Full »