Uti In Women

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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Is tablet Cefpodoxime safe during pregnancy?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 8 weeks pregnant and tested positive for leukocytes. And my report states that no significant bacterial growth is seen. They prescribed me Cefpodoxime. Should I take it, and is it safe for the baby? Thanks.  Read Full »


Dr. Monica Mathur

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The antibiotic prescribed is relatively safe during pregnancy. It would help if you took it, as there is a bacterial infection in your urinary tract, which is not very significant. But there are always chances of flaring up, which can lead to failure of p...  Read Full »

What are the risks of taking Amikacin antibiotic during pregnancy?

Query: Hello doctor, My pregnant partner in the third trimester has been given Amikacin (aminoglycoside) to treat an E.coli UTI with 80,000 CFU/ml. The prescription is 1 gram for three days via intramuscular injection in the buttocks. In addition to this, Nitrofurantoin 100 g twice daily for ten days wa...  Read Full »


Dr. Reetika Joshi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Let me compliment you for the great understanding you have of the medical world. You are right, as Amikacin is known to cause side effects like problems in hearing for the fetus. Although Nitrofurantoin in animals has shown no impact on a fetus when given to a pr...  Read Full »

What does vaginal itching with colorless discharge and fever indicate?

Query: Hi doctor,I had vaginal itching for two to three days and then some colorless discharge and mild odor too. I am diabetic. I started on Ofloxacin 200 yesterday. The itching is less, but now I have a fever of about 100. I also have some thigh cramps. Is the line of treatment correct? Kindly give your ...  Read Full »


Dr. Reetika Joshi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to iclinq.com. I fully understand your concern and will surely help you. Please share if you have any urinary symptoms like burning sensation or pain while urinating. What is your frequency of urination? Are there any changes in that from your routine? The medicine you are taking...  Read Full »

Is ticklish sensation in clitoris during urination by infection dangerous?

Query: Hi doctor,Ever since Thursday of last week, I had been feeling this weird ticklish (not painful nor burning or tingly) sensation around my clitoris towards the end of my urination. There is no foul smell, blood, cloudy-like texture, bubbles, or anything. I do not feel nauseous nor dizzy, nor pain. I...  Read Full »


Dr. Sugreev Singh

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. If it reaches to kidney or the infection becomes severe, then definitely there will be other symptoms as well, such as yellow or cloudy urine, burning sensation while passing urine, frequent urge to pass urine, and sometimes pain. Maybe you have a very mild infection,...  Read Full »

Are my abdominal pain and burning while urinating really due to UTI?

Query: Hello doctor, I am an 18 year old girl, I am having left abdominal pain and burning sensation on urinating. I did an ultrasound, but it was normal, and no renal stones were found. After few days, I started having pain from the back till the bladder, vomiting, and weakness. So, I got admitted, and t...  Read Full »


Dr. Raja Ramesh

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I saw your reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity), and from what you say, it may be a urinary tract infection. To rule out urinary tract infection, I would suggest urine culture. Left sided pain can occur if the left kidney and ureter is infected, ...  Read Full »

Does urinating after sexual intercourse prevent UTI?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 29 years female. I do not smoke or drink. My weight is 203 lbs. I have recurring UTIs for two months. It started when I did not pee after sex. My symptoms improve on taking antibiotics but return whenever they are discontinued. A urologist suggested a cystoscopy and urodynamics, whi...  Read Full »


Dr. Shahil Khant

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Relax and do not worry. This issue is very common in young females of your age, so nothing to worry about. I have some questions for you. Have you done a urine test? Does it happen only after having sex? I think cystoscopy or urodynamic study is not require...  Read Full »

Does urinary tract infection cause general body weakness?

Query: Hi doctor, My mother is in a very weak condition. I am attaching the urine test reports. Please analyze her urine test results. We are especially concerned about the high RBC count. Please explain. Thanks.  Read Full »


Dr. Pratik Patil

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I went through the reports (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity). This is a urinary tract infection. Is she diabetic? Any other history of medical conditions? Is she taking any other medicines? It looks like she has a heavy infection load. I would sugg...  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

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

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 »

Why do I have symptoms of urinary infection, but negative urine culture?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 22-year-old female. I was suffering from a urinary infection. I took medicines and again, I did a urine culture. I did not have any bacteria but I have symptoms with an urge to pee and a burning sensation in the genitals. I feel like I have to pee all the time. I am depressed. I...  Read Full »


Dr. Sravanthi Nuthalapati

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. You need to have a thorough physical examination to know the cause of your recurrent urinary tract infection. First of all, improve your water intake. Try to drink atleast three to four liters of water. Having excessive urine after drinking pl...  Read Full »

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