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Dr. R Sridhar

Nephrologist, Bangalore

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Dr. R Sridhar is an experienced Nephrologist in HAL, Bangalore. He is currently associated with Fortis Hospital - Bannerghatta Road in HAL, Bangalore. You can book an instant appointment online with Dr. R Sridhar on

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Pain in Urination - Common Reasons Behind it!

MBBS, MS - General Surgery, Mch urology
Urologist, Bangalore
Pain in Urination - Common Reasons Behind it!

If you are experiencing pain in urination along with a burning sensation, a health condition known as dysuria is indicated. This condition is usually common in women and men alike. However, older men are more prone to face this problem. Pain during urination may occur because of various reasons. The most common causes are as follows:

  1. Urinary tract infections (UTIs) are a common cause of painful urination. Infections may occur in any part of your urinary tract, such as in the kidneys, bladder, and the ureters. These infections occur due to bacteria, which gets into the urinary tract via the urethra. There are several factors, which increase your chances of being affected by UTI. They include diabetes, an enlarged prostate, old age, pregnancy, and kidney stones. UTI is signified by other symptoms such as fever, bloody urines, flank pain, stronger smelling urine, and an increased urge for urination.
  2. At times, painful urination may also be associated with vaginal infections in women, like yeast infection. Vaginal discharge and foul odor are indicated in the case of vaginal infections.
  3. Painful urination is also caused because of certain sexually transmitted infections (STIs) such as gonorrhea, genital herpes and Chlamydia.

Inflammation and irritation
There are several problems, which can cause inflammation of your urinary tract and genital region. This further results in painful urination. Inflammation and irritations also occur because of other factors such as urinary tract stones, vaginal changes associated with menopause, certain physical activities and the side effects of several medicines, treatment procedures and health supplements.

Consulting a doctor for painful urination
Your doctor will suggest you to undertake certain laboratory tests for the proper diagnosis of the cause of your painful urination. After this, a suitable treatment method is sought and undertaken. Before this, an overall physical examination is also carried out. Your doctor is likely to ask you some important questions regarding your painful irritation, how the condition worsens, and is felt during the onset of urination. It is also likely for your doctor to know about any other symptoms, which you might be experiencing such as fever, flank pain and vaginal discharge. You must tell your doctor about any changes observed in your urine flow, such as difficulty in initiating flow, an increased urge to urinate, and dribbling.

Apart from these, your doctor may also ask whether you experienced any character in urine after painful urination. These may include colour, amount, cloudiness, presence of pus in the urine and so on. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a doctor.

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I am 63 yes old and have distended urine bladder and can not urinate myself. Therefore, I am using self catheterization for the last six months.

PGD Maternal Child Health, MBBS
General Physician, Akola
The cause of obstruction to urine flow needs to be treated. Catheterisation is a temporary remedy to evacuate the bladder. If you are having prostatic hypertrophy or any stricture in the urethra, then the specific treatment for these things only can give you a permanent relief. If not done till now do a USG of abdomen to assess prostate gland, check PSA level in blood and if needed a cysto urethro scopy to know about the free passage. Then it can be discussed further.
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How does gal stones affect on kidney? Is there any mechanical injuries by these stones?

CGO, BHMS (Silver Medalist)
Homeopath, Noida
Dear lybrate-user, gallstones are hardened deposits of digestive fluid that can form in your gallbladder. Your gallbladder is a small, pear-shaped organ on the right side of your abdomen, just beneath your liver. Gallstones do not affect your kidneys in anyway. They are two separate organs. Gallstones can block the tubes (ducts) through which bile flows from your gallbladder or liver to your small intestine. Jaundice and bile duct infection can result. If blocked these stones can cause severe pain.
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I am 52 year old. Due to urinary track infection from 08/07/2015 I am taking 1) taxim-of (cefixime & ofloxacin) twice daily, 2) urispas tab and 3) uriliser 2tsf (both thrice daily). After 3 days I am feeling better but not cured fully. Please advise.

Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons (FRCS), MS - Urology, MBBS
Urologist, Ahmedabad
Dear , you are on right track but stop uriliser as it should not be given with ofloxacin. If your symptoms have gone then stop urispas after 5 days but continue taxim-of for at least 15 days and check urine. You have to give time for the medicines to work it takes time to get better.
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Dear doc,my mother who is facing uncontrolled urination, may be due to weakened bladder muscles. Health routine is all fine. Would be obliged if you could suggest medicines or tips to fight this issue. Thanks a lot.

Dear Lybrate User......your mother should take Homeopathic CONIUM MAC 30, 5 drops during early morning before brushing.....She should take Homeopathic CAUSTICUM 30, 5 drops before evening she should take Homeopathic FERRUM PIC 30, 5 drops.....before going to sleep she should take Homeopathic BARIUM PIC 30, 5 drops......along with these medicines she could take Homeopathic Mother Tincture SABAL SERRULATA Q, 30 drops in water, twice daily
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Kidney Failure - What Should You Know About it?

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine, DM - Nephrology
Nephrologist, Bangalore
Kidney Failure - What Should You Know About it?

Often, early stages of kidney diseases do not come with specific signs and symptoms and most people will remain unaware of their condition. However, certain symptoms may be perceived that may indicate that a person is suffering from early stages of kidney failure. When you are diagnosed with kidney failure (also known as renal failure) in the initial stages, certain measures can be taken to retard the progression of the renal disease. This can also help reverse the condition and improve the quality of life of the patient. On the basis of a typical cause, the symptoms of kidney failure are grouped into specific categories that are given below. If you notice any of the specified renal failure symptoms, it is recommended to immediately fix up an appointment with your doctor and get your diagnostic tests done. 

Symptoms of Renal Failure from the accumulation of waste products in the body: 

  1. Metallic taste in mouth 
  2. Nausea and vomiting 
  3. Facing difficulty in concentrating 
  4. Loss of appetite 
  5. Aversion towards meat (protein aversion) 
  6. Itching or pruritus 

Symptoms of Renal Failure from the accumulation of fluid in the body: 

  1. Dyspnoea or shortness of breath (this happens due to the accumulation of fluid in the lungs).
  2. Swelling is seen in the feet, hands or face. 

Symptoms of Kidney Failure from damage to the kidneys: 

  1. The amount of urine production changes, though it is not a reliable sign Haematuria or blood in the urine (usually in microscopic quantity). 
  2. Frothiness or foam in the urine (usually happens when protein is present in the urine). 

Symptoms of Kidney Failure due to decreased blood production (anemia): 

  1. Dyspnoea or shortness of breath. 
  2. Fatigue Weakness. 
  3. Confusion If you happen to feel cold all the time. 

The following diagnostic tests will be performed by your doctor in order to determine whether the symptoms are the manifestation of a kidney failure or not: 

  1. Urine analysis - In this test, a sample of your urine is tested to find traces of blood, white blood cells or proteins which may indicate a problem in kidney function. 
  2. Blood Tests - This includes tests for BUN and creatinine in the blood which are usually removed from the blood if the kidneys function properly. 

Actions must be taken when you show signs and symptoms of kidney failure: 

It is common that the symptoms of early renal failure are not always prominent, but if any of the above symptoms are witnessed, it is recommended to consult a physician to determine whether they are caused by a kidney disease. You can pen-down the symptoms that you feel are related and bring it to the doctor when you fix up the next appointment. It is essential to know about your disease at the earliest as it will give you time and the ease of taking measures to retard the damage process and will decrease or delay the probability of undergoing dialysis or kidney transplant.

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Treatments For Kidney Stones

DNB (Urology), MS - General Surgery, MBBS
Urologist, Delhi
Treatments For Kidney Stones

Treatment for Kidney stones varies depending on the size and type of the stone or the symptoms caused by it. In case of small stones, medication and simple changes in lifestyle can be enough to treat it, but surgeries and extensive treatments are required if symptoms are severe. Following are treatment options for kidney stones:

Small stones with minimal symptoms:  

  1. Drinking water: Drinking around 3 liters of water a day will regulate your urinary system and can effectively eliminate small stones. Unless your doctor advices otherwise, drinking ample amount of fluids, usually water, is one of the commonest way to get rid of small kidney stones. 
  2. Pain relievers: There might be a considerable amount of pain and discomfort associated with passing the stone through urine. Your doctor may recommend pain killers like Ibuprofen, Naproxen sodium or acetaminophen. 
  3. Medical therapy: In order to eliminate the kidney stone, your doctor may administer medical therapy. Medication like alpha blocker helps in passing the kidney stone with least pain and more quickly. It relaxes the muscles in the ureter and makes the process relatively easy. 

Large stones with severe symptoms: 

  1. Using sound waves to break up stones: In this technique, a procedure called Extracorporeal Shock Wave Lithotripsy (ESWL), is employed. ESWL uses the help of sound waves to create vibrations which breaks the stones in smaller pieces. This procedure takes about an hour and can cause mild pain and discomfort. Your doctor may administer sedatives to reduce your sensitivity. ESWL has side effects like blood in urine or bruising in the abdomen. 
  2. Surgical removal of kidney stones: Surgical removal of stones is done with the help of a procedure called nephrolithotomy. It uses small telescopes and other instruments which are inserted in your back through a small incision. It is generally done in case of large stones and when ESWL fails. 
  3. Ureteric Calculi (Using a scope to remove stones): A thin illuminated tube called ureteroscope is used to remove a comparatively smaller stone in the kidney or ureter. The ureteroscope is equipped with a tiny camera which determines the location of the stone which is then broken into pieces with the help of other instruments. It may require general or regional anesthesia.

Related Tip: "Kidney Stones and Your Diet"

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Hi, its jaspreet kaur, I want to know regarding my urine problem, actually I have problem of frequent urination, there is an urge but urine come in drop, I m 27 years old.

Homeopath, Faridabad
Hi. If the quantity of post-void residual urine is more then a person feels like to urinate frequently. Is there any family history of diabetes? Get your blood sugar (fasting & PP both) and urine examination (routine & microscopic) done to rule out any infection. Drink at least 10-12 glasses of water everyday.
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What is PUJ obstruction? my cousin diagnosed with it when she was 19 and due to which her right kidney was removed. Now she is 27. Will there be any problem in future? can she marry? will there be any problem during pregnancy and delivery? Thanks.

MBBS, MS - General Surgery, DNB
Urologist, Bangalore
No, not at all, as the kidney has already been removed. There should be no problem with pregnancy and delivery as I presume her opposite (left) kidney is normal and the blood creatinine, is normal. Otherwise you may do this test - serum creatinine.
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I have 2 or 3 small stones in my right kidney sometimes it's very painful I treatment for 5 years but not cleared what should I do?

Certified Diabetes Educator, Registered Dietitian (RD), PGDD, Bachelor of Unani Medicine and Surgery (B.U.M.S), General Physician
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Mumbai
what are the size of the stones? stones treatment depends on the types and size of stone, most kidney stones won't require invasive procedures. You may be able to pass a small stone by: drinking water. Drinking as much as 2 to 3 quarts (1.9 to 2.8 liters) a day may help flush out your urinary system. Unless doctor tells you otherwise, drink enough fluid mostly water to produce clear or nearly clear urine. Passing a small stone can cause some discomfort. To relieve mild pain, according to your medical history I may prescribe pain relievers. I am a doctor and renal (kidney) registered dietitian who will also prescribe a customized diet plan and medications to help pass your kidney stone quickly and with less pain. Do reply back for medication prescriptions. Being also a general physician and registered dietitian, I prescribe both evidence based herbal as well as allopathic medicines complementing with dietary guidelines and home remedies carefully personalized for each individual patient.
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About 15 days ago my Gf was complaining me about burning sensation and lil blood in her pee. She had this problem for 2 to 3 days then after everything got normal. What could be the cause?

General Physician, Cuttack
It could be due to urinary tract infection. 1.Get her urine examined for Re/Me, culture and sensitivity 2.Consult doctor with report for advice and treatment 3.Drink plenty of water (8-10 glass) daily.
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I am not diabetic, my liver & kidney test is also OK, still frequent urination. Is there any relation of migraine & urination.

General Physician, Cuttack
It could be due to anxiety and nervousness or urinary tract infection.Get your urine examined and consult doctor
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I am suffering from kidney stones, from last two years, so what can I do to cure this?

General Physician, Cuttack
1.If the stone size is less than 6 mm, no treatment is required. It will be excretd in urine by drinking adequate water (8-10 glass) daily. 2.Stone size bigger than 6 mm are prone to cause obstruction in ureter and can cause complication. It has to be surgically removed (PCNL/ESWL) 3. Take USG KUB and consult urologist with report for advice and treatment.
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Sir, I am 24 year old while I go to fresh semen comes out with urine what can I do ?

MD - Psychiatry, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Patna
Semen doesn't come out so easily. There is need to do sexual activity for it. It is myth generated and propagated by quacks and hakims that person passes semen in urine. Sometimes a thick discharge through urethra may be either due to infection of urinary tract that can be very well treated with medications. Drink plenty of water and don't think much about it. If needed get urine test and culture done. All the best.
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I am having a stones in kidney from last 2 months. What is the solution to cure my problem?

Ayurveda, Ambala
You should follow these very important and simple things to prevent stone formation & to get sure treatment of kidney stones: 1. First take a lot of fluid daily. The more you drink water and fluid, the less amount of deposit accumulate in kidney. So you have to make your kidneys healthy just only by drinking 2-3 liters (10-12 glasses) of water. 2. Stones are mainly formed of calcium and oxalate. So take very low quantity of milk, cheese, cream and dairy products. 3. Do not take strawberry, plum, spinach and tomatoes. These fruits and vegetables are rich in oxalate. So avoid them to prevent from kidney stones. 3. Stop taking supplementary vitamin d and calcium medication. 4. Avoid animal protein diet- eggs, red meat, fish in diet. 5. Take less amount of salt, pickle and western foods. They have high amount of sodium. So avoid it. 6. Urinary infection are also one of the cause of stone. So take proper antibiotic treatment of urinary infection on time. Even when you feelburning sensation or pain during urination, don't avoid it. Take medication as soon as possible. I hope you follow them in your life andstay healthy. 7. You can take gokshur tablets of himalaya for 3 months. It definitely get relief from kidney stones.
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Hi I am Age 28 year. Had urethral stricture of around 1.5 cm at number region. Went through endoscopic dilation. But still afraid of recurrence. I want knw is there any permanent solution in ayurveda.

Felllow in Endourology, MCh Urology, MRCS, MS, MBBS
Hi lybrate-user, the permanent treatment for a recurring stricture is buccal mucosa urethroplasty, i. E. Taking inner lining of mouth and creating a new inner lining for urethra. Wish you good health
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I had my ct scan done due to severe pain stomach. Doc said I have 4 stones each 2mm. 3 mm 4 mm and 3.8mm. Whether it will come through urine automatically.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Faridabad
Yes dear they will easily come through urine but u have to take herbal medicines to remove stones. So, Pls send ur USG report becoz medication for stones depends upon size number and location of stones and can be given after USG. B/W try the tips they will help u:: 1. Avoid tea, coffee, alcohol, cold drinks, pickles, fish, poultry, meat, spinach, and chocolate. 2. Avoid sour, heavy, and dry food. 3. Increase intake of liquids like water, juice, soup, lime water lemon soda etc. 4. Be sure to drink enough water each day. Usually 1 to 2 liters of water per day is adequate. 5. Drink more if you are perspiring heavily, working outdoors, the weather is hot, etc. 6. Increase the use of barley, horse gram (a type of bean), ginger, and brown rice or parboiled rice. 7. Avoid suppressing urges to urinate and defecate. 9. Boil 10-12 basil leaves in 1 cup of water for 15 minutes. Mix 1 teaspoon of honey in it and take twice a day.
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I am 23 years old male last 3 months I badly affected by kidney stones what I do.

Ayurveda, Nashik
Hello lybrate-user, don't drink hard water. Avoid fruits and vegetables having small seeds. Like gauva, brinjal etc. Improve your diet start cow ghee in milk daily.
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Hi I am a female 25 years old. I have tingling feeling when I complete my urine. And always I feel like going to toilet. Main thing is tingling feeling to go to toilet. When I drink water or butter milk, I became normal. I spend sleepless nights. Please help.

General Physician, Pune
You need to check up routine test of urine to rule out infection. Usually summer causes this symptom. Drink two litres of water or fluids every day. Drink coconut water, fruit juices in plenty. If infection is seen in urine examination, then see a family doctor. With 3-5 days of medications you should be alright.
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