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Well awkward enough. I woke up this morning and went to the

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Customer: Well awkward enough. I woke up this morning and went to the bathroom and it burned. Every time I used the bathroom it has burned but when I drink water and cranberry juice the burning sensation goes away. What would that be?
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JA: Have you seen a doctor about this yet? What medications are you taking?
Customer: Not taking any medication. I'm in the military and have a odd shift.
JA: What medications do you take daily? Are you allergic to any medications?
Customer: I don't take any medicine
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: No allergies No
Submitted: 8 months ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr Josh replied 8 months ago.

Hello,

Myself Dr Josh. and I’m happy to help with your question today.

Please provide me the following information so that I can address your concern-

What is your age & gender?

If female-Do you have any vaginal discharge?

Any vaginal itching?

Any history of kidney stones?

Waiting for your reply…

Thank you.

Kind Regards

Dr.Josh

Expert:  Dr Josh replied 8 months ago.

Dear customer

Thank you for the quick reply.

The symptoms you have described of having burning sensation during urination since this morning that goes away temporarily when you drink water and cranberry juice,this is most likely suggestive of a condition called urinary tract infection(UTI).The culprit in at least 90% of uncomplicated urinary tract infections(UTI) is a type of bacteria called Escherichia coli, better know as E. coli.

There are certain risk factors which make more prone to reccurence of UTI like kidney stones,narrowed urethra, not drinking enough fluids,sexual intercourse.

You need following tests:

-Urinalysis
-Urine culture & sensitivity test

When you drink water and cranberry juice,this flushes out some of the bacteria & you get temporarily relief.So my best advise for you is to please make an appointment with your doctor to have these tests done so as to know the exact underlying cause & then treatment with antibiotics will be done accordingly.Continue to drink plenty of water and cranberry juice.

Thank you.

Hope this helped.

Is there is anything else that you would like to know.I am happy to address your follow-up questions. Please use the REPLY BUTTON to reply back to me

Kind Regards

Dr.Josh