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Blood (RBC) during urination. My age is 61. Nether I am having any irritation during urination nor having frequent urination nor I have any pain in any part of my body. Please help me out what is the problem am undergoing?

Dr. Amit Tuli 93% (1338 ratings)
MBBS Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, MS - General Surgery, Genito Urinary Surgery
Urologist, Ludhiana
Blood (RBC) during urination. My age is 61. Nether I am having any irritation during urination nor having frequent ur...
It is better if you get USG abdomen and pvrv and urine routine and culture and sensitivity done. This blood could be due to uti or stone or from enlargement of the prostate. Treatment should be based on reports.
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Use Of Antibiotics!

Dr. Neha Gupta 92% (64 ratings)
Infectious Disease Fellowship, M.B.B.S, M.D. (Medicine)
Internal Medicine Specialist, Gurgaon
Use Of Antibiotics!

Antibiotics have been the bed rock of modern medicine. Modern medicine (cancer chemotherapy, placement of implants, joint replacement, transplant) have been based on the premise that infections could be treated. But today these magic bullets are beaten by bacteria & we are facing antibiotic resistance as a global threat. To save them, we must use antibiotics only when needed, also use a narrower spectrum possible & for the right dose and duration. Most Upper respiratory tract infections or diarrhoea may be viral and may not require antibiotics.

Antibiotics, earlier referred as wonder drugs, are derived from bacterium and are used to cure bacterial infections. These antibiotics cannot be used to cure viral infections. Therefore, they must be used only when prescribed by any physician. Ever since its inception, antibiotics have gained importance in medicinal field. Other than curing bacterial infection, they have also been widely used in preventing an infection.

Below is the list of some commonly used antibiotics along with their usage-

  1. PENICILLINS- It is one of the earliest antibiotics to be discovered. Penicillin finds its use in curing ear infections, dental infections, skin infections, gonorrhea and urinary tract infections. If combined with beta-lactamase inhibitors, penicillin gets shielded by the attack of other damaging bacterium enzymes.
  2. AMINOGLYCOSIDES- This antibiotic is majorly used in treating pneumonia, typhus etc. This particular antibiotic comes with its own array of side-effects like damage to kidneys and ears. Therefore, it must be injected only if prescribed.
  3. SULFONAMIDES- These sulfa drugs are pivotal in curing kidney infections. They too have side effects. Excessive intake of sulfa drugs can hamper the functioning of your kidneys.
  4. FLUOROQUINOLONES- This antibiotic is used in treating urinal tract infections, skin infections and several kind of respiratory diseases like bronchitis, sinusitis and pneumonia. Owing to its side effects, this drug must not be given to children and pregnant ladies. Higher dosage may lead to a severe kind of nerve impairment, known as peripheral neuropathy. Additionally, they may also hinder bone growth.
  5. CEPHALOSPORINS- Alongside its usage in surgical prophylaxis, Cephalosporin can also be used in curing bronchitis, pneumonia, step throat, otitis, tonsillitis, gonorrhea etc.
  6. MACROLIDES- Macrolides serve as an alternative drug to penicillin. It can be used to treat all sort of respiratory infections, genital infections and gastrointestinal infections. Excessive intake of macrolides can cause gastrointestinal problems.
  7. TETRACYCLINES- Tetracyclines can be a remedy for malarial infections, syphilis and chlamydial infections. Additionally, they are also used for curing Rocky Mountain spotted fever, respiratory tract infections, Lyme disease, urinary tract infections, typhus and sexually transmitted disease. Due to its side-effects, they must not be consumed by children and pregnant ladies.

ANTIBIOTICS USED FOR ANTIBIOTIC PROPHYLAXIS-

As mentioned earlier, antibiotics can also be used for preventing any infection while undergoing any kind of surgery. Antibiotic Prophylaxis is usually used when the patient is going to have breast surgery or joint replacement surgery or pacemaker surgery or cataract surgery or glaucoma surgery. Such medical procedures make the patient body highly prone to infections. Therefore, antibiotics are used to safeguard the patient's organs.

Note that Antibiotics should not be used for common cold as most are viral Dengue & Chikungunya. Also, unnecessary antibiotics result in side effects like drug rash, diarrhoea & other problems.

The abovementioned applications of antibiotics highlight its importance. But since the antibiotics have their side-effects, so it is advisable to undertake antibiotics only after consulting any physician.

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A patient on rroyals tube feeding and having catheter to expel urine out and white substance is coming out not sperm something having pain below abdomen what would be cause?

Dr. Karuna Chawla 93% (7753 ratings)
BHMS
Homeopath, Noida
A patient on rroyals tube feeding and having catheter to expel urine out and white substance is coming out not sperm ...
It can be UTI. DDo urine test at some lab to confirm. Do the following-- you maintain high grade of personal hygiene. Do change your underclothes at least 2 times a day Wear cotton underclothesStay hydrated Keep the area dry. For more details you can consult me.
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Sir Mera urine think hota hai per kuch dino se kabi urine lagta hai per urine ekdu dhire hota hai jab cheque karye to infection tha infection medicine khate think ho jata phir hone lagata hai. Report sab think hai per ek report check kiya to use case daba hua hai?

Dr. Col V C Goyal 92% (10378 ratings)
CCEBDM, PG Diploma In Clinical Cardiology, MBBS
General Physician, Ghaziabad
Sir Mera urine think hota hai per kuch dino se kabi urine lagta hai per urine ekdu dhire hota hai jab cheque karye to...
1.Pass urine whenever you feel a desire, empty bladder completely. 2.Wipe from front to back after toilet 3.Take lots of water so as to have clear urine 4.Do not use any spray, scented bath products 6.Clean genitals before sex and pass urine after sex to flush out any bacteria 7.Keep genital area dry- wear cotton, loose under garments, avoid tight clothes like jeans medicine can not be advised for open question, for medicine contact on private consultation.
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Does this urine infections causes in only virgins or married. If only virgins. Why that causes. How that causes and how to prevent it? If only married womens. Why that cause. How that cause. How to prevent it?

Gowtham G 85% (25 ratings)
BAMS
Ayurveda, Chennai
Does this urine infections causes in only virgins or married.
If only virgins. Why that causes. How that causes and h...
It's not about virgin or married. Poor hygiene leads to urinal infections. Or imbalance in body salts level leads to infections. It's more common in married than virgin. Because having intercourse.
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Please suggest I am heaving Frequent urination, back pain, headache, burning sensation while urination Urine analysis shows pus cells 2-6/HPF Is there is any uti or urinary infection.

Dr. Amit Tuli 93% (1338 ratings)
MBBS Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, MS - General Surgery, Genito Urinary Surgery
Urologist, Ludhiana
Please suggest I am heaving Frequent urination, back pain, headache, burning sensation while urination
Urine analysis...
Also get USG abdomen and pvrv and urine culture and sensitivity done. If everything is normal then start tab solifenacin 5 mg twice daily for 15 days and see how is the response.
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Frequent Urination - Is It A Sign Of Enlarged Prostate?

Dr. Gautam 85% (29 ratings)
MS - General Surgery, Mch - Urology
Urologist, Darbhanga
Frequent Urination - Is It A Sign Of Enlarged Prostate?

The condition of enlarged prostate occurs due to the enlargement of a man’s prostate gland, with the passage in time. Also known as benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), it is more common in men over the age of 60. Some cases might have symptoms and others may be symptomless. Although the causes are relatively unknown, it is evident that BPH is not a form of cancer, neither does it cause cancer. The prostate is located below the bladder and is responsible for producing the fluid needed by semen. The growth of the prostate tissue that is associated with benign prostatic hyperplasia begins near the inner prostate which is a tissue ring around the urethra. Its growth is generally inward.

Causes
It is of common knowledge that in males, the urine originates from the bladder and flows through the urethra. BPH is a condition where the prostate experiences a benign i.e. non cancerous enlargement which leads to blockage of urine flow through the urethra (the urinary duct). The resultant enlargement, caused due to the gradual multiplication of cells, subjects the urethra to extra pressure. Further narrowing of the urethra causes more contraction of the bladder, resulting in the urine being forcefully pushed out of the body.

With time, the condition leads to the bladder muscles gradually becoming thicker, stronger and oversensitive. Contraction occurs even due to the presence of small amounts of urine, giving rise to frequent needs of urination. At one point, the bladder muscle is unable to overcome the effects of the narrowed urethra. Due to this, urine does not pass properly and the urethra is not emptied.

Some of the common symptoms of enlarged prostate include:
1. Frequent urination
2. Urgency to urinate
3. Difficulty during urination
4. A slow or weak urinary stream
5. Requirement of extra effort to urinate
6. Interrupted sleep due to need of urination

Further risks
Sometimes, when the bladder is not emptied completely, a risk of urinary tract infections develops. Some other serious problems which can be a result of enlarged prostate include blood in urinebladder stones as well as acute urinary retention (inability to urinate). In some rare cases, kidney and/or bladder damage might also result from such a condition.

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Hi doc, I'm 23 female, I don't know if I have early stages of kidney stone or UTI. Symptoms: - Fishy odor urine 3 weeks back (that was the first and last time). - odorless clear urine - no cramps or pain in abdomen - no burning sensation during urination - no blood in urine - at times I sudden back pain at left side (not severe) - but today (7.12.18) I felt a severe pain in urethra with frequent tendency to urinate. Neither blood, odor, or fever is detected.

Dr. Sameer Kumar 93% (4997 ratings)
MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology, FMAS, DMAS, Fellowship in Assisted Reproductive technology, MBBS Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery
Gynaecologist, Noida
Hi doc,
I'm 23 female, I don't know if I have early stages of kidney stone or UTI. Symptoms:
- Fishy odor urine 3 wee...
Hello, Thats the sign of urinary tract infection. Please get your urine culture done and also an ultrasound KUB to rule out any kidney ureteral or bladder calculi.
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