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Dr. Balaji Prasad

Nephrologist, Bangalore

Dr. Balaji Prasad Nephrologist, Bangalore
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Urinary Tract Infection - Signs You are Suffering From it!

MBBS, MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology
Gynaecologist, Faridabad
Urinary Tract Infection - Signs You are Suffering From it!

A urinary tract infection can be painful and annoying. Most urinary tract infections affect the bladder and urethra, but it can also affect the kidneys and ureter. Women have a higher risk of suffering from this infection as compared to men. This is because women have a shorter urethra than men and hence the bacteria needs to travel a shorter distance to reach the bladder. Urinary tract infections can usually be treated easily with a course of antibiotics as long as they are detected in time. If not detected in time, it can affect the kidneys which make it a more serious problem. Hence, it becomes important to be able to recognise the signs of this infection.

Some of the symptoms to watch out for are:

  1. A persistent urge to urinate but low volume of urine produced
  2. A burning sensation while urinating
  3. Cloudy urine
  4. Blood in the urine which makes the urine appear red, pink or blackish
  5. Strong smell of the urine
  6. Pelvic pain

A urinary tract infection that affects the urethra is also known as urethritis. A burning sensation when urinating and discharge along with urine are the most prominent symptoms of this type of infection. When this infection affects the bladder it comes to be known as cystitis. Cystitis patients typically suffer from frequent and painful urination along with discomfort in the lower abdomen and pressure in the pelvic area. They may also notice blood in the urine.

Acute pyelonephritis refers to a urinary infection that affects the kidneys. In such cases, along with the typical symptoms, the patient may also experience high fever, nausea, shivering and pain in the upper back and sides of the abdomen.

This infection can affect a person at any age. Most women suffer from at least one bout of urinary tract infections in their lifetime. Some of the factors that increase the risk of suffering from this infection are:
Certain types of birth control such as diaphragms and spermicidal agents

  1. Menopause
  2. New sexual partners
  3. Urinary tract abnormalities
  4. Kidney stones or other blockages in the urinary tract
  5. Weakened immune system
  6. Use of catheters
  7. Recent urinary procedures that involve the use of medical instruments

Urinary tract infection can be easily prevented by living a healthy lifestyle. Drink plenty of fluids to flush bacteria and other toxins from your body. Bacteria multiplies in the bladder if urine stays for too long. Hence, urinate frequently and do not try to control your bladder. Avoid synthetic underwear and wear cotton underwear with loose fitting clothes that keep the area around the urethra dry.

How to prevent recurrent urinary tract infections
A urinary tract infection or UTI can be quite painful and uncomfortable. This infection can be described as an infection that affects the ureter, urethra, bladder or kidneys. Women have a shorter urethra than men which makes this more vulnerable to this kind of infection. It is said that most women suffer from at least one bout of this infection in a lifetime. Urinary tract infections are caused by bacteria and may often recur after treatment. However, in most cases, this can easily be prevented. Here are a few tips to help prevent recurrent urinary tract infections.

  1. Drink plenty of fluids: Ideally, we should drink 8-10 glasses of water a day at regular intervals. This keeps the body hydrated and flushes toxins and bacteria from the body. Water also prevents the formation of kidney stones that could increase your risk of suffering from a urinary tract infection.
  2. Urinate frequently: If you drink the required amount of water, you will typically need to urinate frequently. Do not try to control your bladder. Holding your urine in your bladder allows bacteria to multiply inside the bladder. This is an easy way for a UTI to begin.
  3. Follow healthy bathroom habits: Cleanliness is the first step to preventing any infection. When using public restrooms, flush the toilet before and after urinating. In the case of women, it becomes important to ensure that the seat of the toilet is clean as well. After urinating wipe the residual urine with toilet paper in a motion that goes from front to back. Since the urethra is situated very close to the rectum, this step is very important. For uncircumcised men, it is important to wash the foreskin after urination.
  4. Wear loose clothes: Tight fitting clothes trap moisture and aid in the multiplication of bacteria. Hence, always wear loose fitting clothes that keep the area around the urethra dry. Also, avoid synthetic underwear and only wear cotton underwear.
  5. Urinate after intercourse: The relative closeness of the vagina to the urethra makes it easy for bacteria to enter the urethra during intercourse. Hence, make it a habit of washing your pubic region after urinating. This helps flush out any possible bacteria that may have entered your body.
  6. Choose the correct method of birth control: Certain types of birth control such as diaphragms and spermicidal agents can promote a urinary tract infection. Hence, it is best to avoid these types of birth control and pick alternatives. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a doctor and ask a free question.
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I have a Enlarge Prostate where I do get frequent urination. I get up 3-4 times @ night for urination. Sometime I just finish urination and I feel like I did not finish and I go back for urination. My PSA level is Normal, What should I do in this case. I am 65 years old.

Ex Sen.V.Surgeon/Research Scientist, M.D.(Alternative Medicine/tibetan/chinese/acupuncture), Vaida/ Unani, Homeopath
Unani Specialist, Moga
I have a Enlarge Prostate where I do get frequent urination. I get up 3-4 times @ night for urination. Sometime I jus...
Hi dear - for this problem you need a regular remedy course--4-5 months for permanent relief. - any how you can start with-- homeo med;- clematis 30--3 times a day - 5 days and report me back here.
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I am a 24 year boy. I am suffering from kidney stone last 2 year. What should I do.

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
I am a 24 year boy. I am suffering from kidney stone last 2 year. What should I do.
Take Homoeopathic medicine Berberis Vulgaris Q, 15 drops with water twice daily. Hydrangea Q, 15 drops with warm water once daily in the after noon. Take Ayurvedic medicine Neeri syrup , 2 tsp twice daily. Take Cantharis 30, 5 drops once daily in the morning. Revert me after 7 days. ****Most important Drink plenty of water .***** Take care.
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I had a kidney stone for a past 3 weeks. It pains me very badly when am pie. What will I do.

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
I had a kidney stone for a past 3 weeks. It pains me very badly when am pie. What will I do.
Take Homoeopathic medicine Berberis Vulgaris Q, 15 drops with water twice daily. Hydrangea Q, 15 drops with warm water once daily in the after noon. Take Ayurvedic medicine Neeri syrup , 2 tsp twice daily. Take Cantharis 30, 5 drops once daily in the morning. Revert me after 7 days. ****Most important Drink plenty of water .*****
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General Physician (AM)
Alternative Medicine Specialist, Chandigarh
Bed wetting is a fairly common habit with some young children. It may be due to nervousness, indigestion , too much liquid before going to bed or just a habit. It is best to avoid giving liquid for at least an hour before bedtime. The urine should be voided just before going to bed as some youngsters are scared of getting up in the dark. A nightlight may be helpful.

I am 40 years old and I am having continuous body ache for the past 2 days. And the urination is also not good. What should I do?

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
I am 40 years old and I am having continuous body ache for the past 2 days. And the urination is also not good. What ...
It is a sign of fever and can take tablet paracetamol and Eat nutritious food and have adequate fluid intake and take physical rest
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Hi doctor. I am 34 year old & suffering from urine infection please suggest what should I do.

MBBS
Urologist, Kolkata
Hi doctor. I am 34 year old & suffering from urine infection please suggest what should I do.
My friend. First of all drink plenty of water and fruit juice to clear away as much bacteria as ppssible from your tract. Secondly depending severity of your symptoms you might need medications. Please consult me privately so that we can discuss your symptoms for better assessment and prescribe you medicines accordingly.
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I am 23 years old .i am suffering from UTI and tried numerous medicines but soo far found no relief. There is a kind of itching in my urinary tract. I tested my urine many times bt it is goid. I dnt kno wt to do nw. Plzzz help me regarding it.

MD - Homeopathy, BHMS
Homeopath, Vadodara
I am 23 years old .i am suffering from UTI and tried numerous medicines but soo far found no relief. There is a kind ...
As you have tried the medicines. Try taking homeopathic medicines. To prescribe a good one we need more details like the duration, other symptoms, and reports of the urine routine and micro. Till then you can try taking Can notharis 30 tds (homoepathic)
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I am hvng stone lower pole of left kidney from last one year 6 mm. How to remove it. please tell me. I am drinking lot of water still it is not cuming out. Wht shd l do now.

MBBS
General Physician, Cuttack
I am hvng stone lower pole of left kidney from last one year 6 mm. How to remove it. please tell me. I am drinking lo...
Stone size less than 4 mm does not require any treatment and is excreted inurine. Bigger stone can cause obstruction in the ureter and can lead to complication. It may require surgery. Take USG KUB and consult urologist for advice and treatment.
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I am suffering from kidney stones. This time 8 stones, 4 in each kidney. They have reoccurred for 2nd time. What is the reason for reassurance? Size one 6 mm, four 4 mm, and three 3 mm.

MBBS, MS - General Surgery, MCH- Urology
Urologist, Kolkata
I am suffering from kidney stones. This time 8 stones, 4 in each kidney. They have reoccurred for 2nd time. What is t...
Some persons are prone to stone formation. There might be some metabolic abnormalities like hyperuricemia, hypercalciuria etc. However high fluid intake, reduced animal protein intake, reduced salt intake and increased citrus fruit intake may help to prevent recurrence of stones.
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1. Right side hemicolectomy can cause heartattack? 2.how much b.p.required to do dialysis? 3.colon surgery is life threatening for stage 3c patients.

FMAS, MS
General Surgeon, Gandhinagar
Respected lybrate-userhi 1. Rt side hemicolectomy is not going to cause heart attack but it can modify certain parameters which may affect heart 2. Best would be answered by Urologist 3. Colin surgery is as such risky with due boundaries & limitations in any stage but you have to take risk in any minor or major surgeries dear.
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Dear sir, from my urine protein is coming out and it was +4 before some time and now it has came to +1 and my creatine level is 1.38 so is there any medicine to completely cure protein problem and what is harmful effect of protein coming out.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
Dear sir, from my urine protein is coming out and it was +4 before some time and now it has came to +1 and my creatin...
The presence of protein in urine is because of kidney infection. Once you control the infection the protein level become normal.
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I am 18+ years old (fe-male). Married. From last one month my urine is in yellow colour. Last one month back I am shifted to hyderabad. Why my urine got this colour? please help me. Is there any tests needed?

M.Sc -Food and Nutrition, B.Sc. - Dietitics / Nutrition
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Pune
Hi, when urine gets turn yellow it means you are not drinking enough water, due to it occurs concentrated and yellow urine. Drink atleast 6-8 glass per day. And not to worry about doctor, if your concern only about yellowness of urine. Best wishes dietitian ruchi.
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For me toilet place blood came with pain. For 2 days. Why it's coming. Anything it's serious. What solution for this. At same time my urine also going yellowish.

MBBS
General Physician, Cuttack
For me toilet place blood came with pain. For 2 days. Why it's coming. Anything it's serious. What solution for this....
You may be suffering from piles/fissure 1. Apply proctosedyl ointment 2-3 times daily before and after passing stool. 2. Sit in a bath tub containing warm water with little salt for some time twice daily (sitz bath. 3. Take two tea spoonful lof softovac/naturolax powder with a glass of warm water/milk in the evening or syrup duphalac 3 tsf (15 ml) twice daily if there is constipation. 4. Take fiber containing diet, plenty of green leafy vegetables and fruits. 5. Consult doctor for further advice.
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My father is a 40 year old man. He had stones in kidney from last 3 months he used many tablets, diet. How to reduce stones in kidneys.

MD - Homeopathy, BHMS
Homeopath, Palakkad
My father is a 40 year old man. He had stones in kidney from last 3 months he used many tablets, diet. How to reduce ...
Kidney stones can be easily removed with HOMOEOPATHIC MEDICINES.. The MEDICINES have the power to break the stones to very minute sizes and helps to pass through urine without any pain.. Homoeopathic medicine doesn't contain side effects at all and also it helps to prevent surgery for kidney stones ...I here mention some of the MEDICINES which cure kidney stones or renal calculi.. 1. Apis 2. Berberis 3. Hydrangea. 4. Lycopodium.. etc.. But what dosage and how to repeat please consult me online...100% better results within 24 to 72 hrs..
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Recently I'm suffering from UTI so i cant do any exercise. Please tell me the easy ways for reducing weight please.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
Recently I'm suffering from UTI so i cant do any exercise. Please tell me the easy ways for reducing weight please.
UTI is not a reason for not doing exercise and you can keep on doing exercises . Reducing diet and exercise are the only ways of weight reduction
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Overactive Bladder - Can Infection in Urinary Tract Lead To it?

Fellowship in Andrology, DNB-Urology , MS - General Surgery, MBBS
Urologist, Hyderabad
Overactive Bladder - Can Infection in Urinary Tract Lead To it?

An overactive bladder is marked by problems with one’s bladder storage system that results in sudden urge to urinate. Involuntary and leakage of urine is also a possibility in such a case.

The problem of an overactive bladder arises when the muscles of the bladder contract involuntarily. The conditions contributing to overactive bladder are:

  1. Excessive production of urine due to diabetes, poor kidney function or excessive fluid intake
  2. Medications that increase urine production by the bladder
  3. Acute infections in the urinary tract
  4. Abnormalities in the bladder, for instance, bladder stones or tumors
  5. Factors hindering bladder outflow such as constipation, enlarged prostate or earlier treatments for incontinence (loss of bladder control)
  6. Excessive intake of alcohol or caffeine
  7. Decline in one’s cognitive abilities due to factors such as ageing, thus making it hard for the bladder to comprehend the signals it gets from the brain
  8. Incomplete emptying of the bladder, leaving only a little storage space for the urine
  9. Constipation
  10. Neurological disorders

How it can be treated?

  1. Behavioral interventions help to manage overactive bladder effectively and without side-effects. They include-
    • Exercises to strengthen one’s urinary sphincter and pelvic floor muscles
    • Maintaining a healthy weight
    • Regulating fluid consumption
    • Planning a schedule for trips to the toilet
    • Employing a catheter to empty the bladder entirely
  2. Medications to alleviate the symptoms of incontinence and overactive bladder are-
    • Fesoterodine
    • Mirabegron
    • Darifenacin
    • Solifenacin
    • Trospium
    • Oxybutynin gel
    • Oxybutynin as a skin patch
    • Tolterodine
  3. Injecting small doses of Botox (Botulinum toxin), protein-bacteria, directly into the bladder tissues to partially paralyze the bladder muscles, thus delaying urination.
  4. Surgery to magnify bladder capacity

However, it is a must that you seek the guidance of a urologist on immediate basis. 

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