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I believe I have a bladder infection. I have had one in the…

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I believe I have...

I believe I have a bladder infection. I have had one in the past and the

Doctor's Assistant: What are all the symptoms you're experiencing (e.g. loss of appetite, fever, rash)?

Symptoms are the same. Burning sensation when urinating.and the

Doctor's Assistant: How long have you been dealing with the burning? Are you experiencing any other discomfort?

Sensation you always have to go to the bathroom.

Doctor's Assistant: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?

I take two prescriptions for high blood pressure. Atenolol and hydrochlorothiazide otherwise pretty healthy.

Submitted: 8 months ago.Category: Medical
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Doctor: Dr. Sohaib, Doctor replied 8 months ago
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Hello and thank you for the question.
Answers given are for informational purposes only and are not meant to replace an exam by an in-person.
I am Dr. Sohaib, a practicing Internal Medicine Consultant with over 13 years of clinical experience and I will do my best to help you today.

I would like to get some more information regarding your symptoms/question to help you more efficiently.

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Doctor: Dr. Sohaib, Doctor replied 8 months ago

Do you have fever?

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
no
Doctor: Dr. Sohaib, Doctor replied 8 months ago

How long have you been on Hydrochlorthiazide?

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
10 years approximately
Doctor: Dr. Sohaib, Doctor replied 8 months ago

When was your last infection? And did they take a culture from urine at that time or not?

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
five years ago and they did culture it
Doctor: Dr. Sohaib, Doctor replied 8 months ago

Thank you.

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Doctor: Dr. Sohaib, Doctor replied 8 months ago

My greatest concern was to find out if you have been getting recurrent UTI or not.

So If the last infection was 5 year ago, it means you donot have recurrent or relapsing or complicated UTI; which is reassuring.

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Doctor: Dr. Sohaib, Doctor replied 8 months ago

Now for the current symptoms of burning and frequency, the best thing that can help you at home is good amount of fluid intake. Cranberry juice can also help; but you need a course of antibiotics to cure this.

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Doctor: Dr. Sohaib, Doctor replied 8 months ago

And again a urinalysis and culture has to betaken before the start of antibiotics; AS the treatment duration can be up to 14 days in case of resistant organisms.

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Doctor: Dr. Sohaib, Doctor replied 8 months ago

I would have suggested an ultrasound of urinary tract if you were having the UTI's repeatedly to make sure there wasn't a fixed factor like a stone, causing these infections. But as of now; basic blood test like cbc/crp, urinalysis and culture would be okay.

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Doctor: Dr. Sohaib, Doctor replied 8 months ago

So your next step is clear, see the doctor and have your management started ASAP.

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Doctor: Dr. Sohaib, Doctor replied 8 months ago

was it helpful?

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Doctor: Dr. Sohaib, Doctor replied 8 months ago

Good luck and wish you speedy recovery.

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