Urinary tract infection (UTI) can affect any part of the urinary system, which includes ureters, kidney, urinary bladder, and urethra. It might not produce any symptoms in some. Still, in others, UTI can result in urinary urgency, increased urination, lower abdominal pain, burning sensation on urination, foul-smelling urine, red or pink-colored urine, cloudy urine, and pelvic pain.
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Query: Hi doctor,My 66 year old father suddenly got a high fever and in few days we discovered he has a urinary tract infection. He is a diabetic and on insulin. He is a very disciplined person when it comes to his health. He checked his creatinine levels early this year and it was in the normal range. Af... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I am sorry to hear about your father. He is presently having a severe infection (sepsis) due to the urinary tract infection. There is an acid accumulation in the blood due to the infection. There is worsening of renal function as a result of stress to the body due to t... 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 »
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 creatinine... 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 »
Why is my urine brown in color even after completing the antibiotic course for UTI?
Query: Hello doctor, I was diagnosed with UTI last month. I was prescribed antibiotics for three days. A few days back, when I urinated, my urine was brownish (a sign of blood), and slight burning sensation on that same day which was not there till then. I bought some UTI test strips, and my first test wa... Read Full »
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Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. You can take a course of antibiotics and then repeat the test after five days. I would suggest: Tablet Ciprofloxacin 500 mg twice daily for five days. An ultrasound of KUB (kidneys, ureters, and bladder) to check whether you have any o... Read Full »
My Cystocele Repair Surgery Failed. Should I Get It Done Again?
Query: Hello doctor, I am a 61 year old female and a diabetic for the last ten years. I had a cystocele repair surgery along with hysterectomy and cervix and ovaries removal five months ago. There is a slight discharge on and off. I did a urine culture now and found that there was a colony of Enterococcus... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your query and understand the concerns. Antibiotics are to be taken if there is a presence of bacteria in significant colony count. In a case of a cystocele, a repair can be done using TOT (trans-obturator tape) or TVT (tension-free vaginal ... Read Full »
My 7 year old daughter has repeated urine infections. How to clear it out?
Query: Hello doctor, My 7-year-old daughter has a urine infection. We have done a urine culture as well as regular analysis and found that there is an infection. She has had this problem for a long time. She has a bad habit of holding her urine for a long time until she can hold it no more. She also faces ... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Please answer a few questions- 1. From what age did she start having UTIs (urinary tract infections)? 2. How often does she get UTIs? 3. Does she have a fever now? 4. How is the general condition? Once this episode resolves, in my suggestion, she needs an ultrasound K... Read Full »
How many pus cells and RBCs can be present in urine in normal conditions?
Query: Hi doctor,My mother, 63 years old, is currently on the following medications: Tablet Eltroxin 50 for hypothyroid, tablet Olmezest 40, BP staying within 130 / 80 mm Hg, pulse 70 beats per minute most of the time, tablet Gemcal Plus daily, and tablet Lumia 60K once in a month for osteoarthritis of kne... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. Most of the reports are within normal limits (attachment removed to protect the patient’s identity). Minor variations can occur with normal time. Urine can have 5-6 (red blood cells) RBCs and 4-6 pus cells which is normal. Previous urine cultu... Read Full »
Is Amikacin a safer option to treat UTI while breastfeeding?
Query: Hello doctor,I am a 36 year old female. I am currently breast feeding. I am suffering from severe UTI since 20 days. My gynecologist suggested Ceftum, Citralka, and Urispas for three days. After taking the course I was fine for two days. But, after two days, the UTI symptoms came back, but not as se... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen the reports sent by you (attachment removed to protect patient identity). You are suffering from a urinary tract infection with E.coli. Nitrofurantoin is the correct medicine, as per your urine culture report. As the infection is severe, your symptoms... Read Full »
I had unprotected sex. Do I have STD or UTI?
Query: Hello doctor, I am on holiday and had sex two days ago when the condom broke in between. I took the Morning-after pill (just for a day), but since today morning, I have a feeling to urinate all the time, even though I do not, and I have extreme pain while urinating. I am sure I either have a UTI (ur... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your symptoms point to a urinary tract infection. I suggest you take plenty of oral fluids, tablet Nitrofurantoin 100 mg twice a day for five days, syrup Citralka (Disodium hydrogen citrate 1.53 gm/5 ml) two teaspoons in half glass water twice daily for three days, and... Read Full »
What is the reason for the frequent urge to urinate?
Query: Hello doctor,I have a pain in the lower part of my stomach. I also have an urge to urinate but, feel that the urine is not coming through. It happened to me quite a few times now. Can you explain what is causing this and also suggest a medicine. I am on regular medications for thyroid, migraine, a... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. This kind of a pain and an urge to urinate can happen due to the following possibilities: A renal stone coming down. A urinary infection. Prostate problems. Give me the following details: What is your age? Since how many days do you have this problem? Do you have any o... Read Full »