UTI (urinary tract infection) is an infection affecting the urinary system, such as kidneys, bladder, and urethra. It occurs commonly in women. There is pelvic pain with a burning sensation while urinating. The affected person can have cloudy urine with a strong smell. UTI occurs due to colonization of Escherichia coli in the urinary tract. Taking antibiotics produce relief.
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I suffer from UTI and despite taking medications I still feel a burning sensation in the vagina every time I urinate. Why?
Query: Hello doctor, I am a 22-year-old girl and I am suffering from UTI. It has been a year ever since I am taking medication. I have done the tests and taken medication. But still, the infection is not going away. The recent urine culture report is normal now but still I feel a burning sensation in the ... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your query, I would like to know a few more details to answer your query better. 1. How frequently do you get these episodes of UTI? 2. When was the last time you did a urine culture, is the organism the same in each culture or different? 3. Do... Read Full »
Why is there frequent urination during night time?
Query: Hi doctor, My mother is 78 years old. She has high BP and diabetes. She takes regular tablets. She gets UTI at least once a year. She is currently complaining of a burning sensation all over the body. During the daytime, she passes very less urine. But during night time, she is going very frequently... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Do you have sonography of abdomen? If not, please do an ultrasound of abdomen with post-void residual urine to rule out any physical cause of UTI (urinary tract infection). As per the history, you can give tablet Levofloxacin 500 mg once daily for seven days and tablet ... Read Full »
I have a urinary tract infection. What precautions can I take as I am planning to travel?
Query: Hello doctor,I think I have a urinary tract infection. I am wondering what I should do as I am traveling abroad. Read Full »
Dr. Samer Sameer Juma Ali Altawil
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. Urinary tract infection can cause increased frequency and urgency of urination. In addition, pain in the bladder and a burning sensation while passing urine are the symptoms of urinary tract infections. Enlarged prostate, which can start at t... Read Full »
Kindly explain the chest X-ray of a UTI patient.
Query: Hello doctor, My mother was admitted to hospital nine months back with a catheter-related UTI. She was also hypothermic. Tests revealed that the UTI had become urinary sepsis. She was given IV antibiotics for this. Her legs were swollen with edema, as was her lower abdomen, but her chest was clear.... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The chest X-ray done shows mildly increased bilateral lung markings and a mildly enlarged cardiac shadow (attachment removed to protect patient identity). There are no serious concerns about this X-ray. In the chest X-ray done a few days later, there is a generalised ha... Read Full »
What is the reason for my urine infection, and how can we cure it?
Query: Hi doctor,I have not been feeling well, so I had a urinalysis done. I did start my period later that day. Are these results inclusive of starting your period? Can you help with the results of my urinalysis? Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The urine analysis report (attachment removed to protect patient identity) shows urinary tract infection. Did you have a fever, or urinary symptoms like night time frequency, sense of incomplete voiding, an urgency to pass urine? When urinating, does it pass freely o... Read Full »
What could be causing this symptom of cloudy urine?
Query: Hello doctor, I am a healthy 32-year-old female with no past urologic complaints. Starting three months ago, I had some episodes of cloudy urine and I got a urinalysis and had 1 plus leukocyte esterase and occasional WBC and RBC. Urine culture came back with 100,000 colonies of Proteus. I took five ... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Relax and do not worry. The length of female urethra is only 4 cm. So naturally, females are more prone to urinary tract infections (UTI) than males. What are your symptoms at present? Do you have any urinary problems like a poor flow of urine, burning, etc.? UTI u... Read Full »
I am a 35-year-old female with a yellow discharge and burning sensation after urination. Why?
Query: Hello doctor, I am a 35-year-old female with no new sexual partners. I get a yellow discharge and some burning sensation after urinating. I have been on antibiotics for an ear infection, and that gave me a UTI and yeast infection. Kindly advise. Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You have a urinary tract infection which may be due to the ear infection or so. Kindly get a urine culture done and sensitivity reports. Because you have got treated for an ear infection, I would not like to take the chance of treating you with vague antibiotics. Sen... Read Full »
I have burning sensations around my pelvic region and vagina with a whitish cheese-like discharge, along with pelvic pain without having had penetrating sex. Should I be worried?
Query: Hi doctor,I have never had penetrating sex, just fingering pretty much. I have been having burning sensations around my pelvic region and my vagina and a whitish cheeselike discharge. Should I be worried? I have been having pelvic pains. Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. If you have been just fingering around the vagina, it can lead to vaginitis. You may have the pelvic inflammatory disease if you have long-time white discharge. Basically, vaginal chlamydia and candidiasis combined infection are common. And i... Read Full »
I suffer from UTI, and now I experience abdominal pain after having intercourse with my partner. Why did it happen?
Query: Hi doctor, My partner and I had intercourse after I got UTI. The infection was detected through urine culture, and I took tablet Cefixime and tablet Ofloxacin for 15 days. I do, however, have slight lower right abdominal pain. My ultrasound did not reveal any kidney stones or appendices. Read Full »
Dr. Samer Sameer Juma Ali Altawil
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. I have reviewed the reports (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity). It is UTI (urinary tract infection), a pseudomonas infection. Since UTI is frequently seen in sexually active women, the pelvic inflammatory disease may al... Read Full »
Why am I having back pain and urinary problem?
Query: Hi doctor, I am 28-year-old. Lately, from the past four days, I am having a urinary problem. I would pee normally but would still feel bladder is not empty. I tried a home remedy and from the past two days, my back has started to hurt a lot. I am currently on an antibiotic (Zenflox UTI). My urinary ... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your query. I would like to know a few more details. Is this the first time you have had a urinary tract infection or has it happened in the past? If so, is it frequent? Are you married, had any children? A single episode of UTI (urinary tract infec... Read Full »