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Loss of appetite and frequent urination - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   Hi, I have had a loss of appetite for the past few days. I have been hungry, but have felt sick to my stomach to eat. Also I have been urinating more often than normal. Is this a UTI? If so, how can I feel better?
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   May I know your age and gender?
User :   24 and male
Doctor :   Sudden onset loss of appetite can be a feature of infections, especially viral infection.
Doctor :   Hence it can be a sign of UTI.
Doctor :   You would need a urine routine analysis to confirm this however.
Doctor :   Do you follow what I have suggested.
Doctor :   ?
User :   Yes. I had a kidney infection in January, and took Leviquin for that. In a few days I was feeling fine again. This time, I don't have the lower back pain, just the other symptoms.
Doctor :   I suggest you to take plenty of water, atleast 2 litres of water in a day.
Doctor :   Get a urine routine analysis.
Doctor :   If the reports are grossly abnormal or if you develop any other symptoms then you would need antibiotics.
Doctor :   You would also need to improve the general health by means of regular diet.
Doctor :   Do you follow with what I have said?
User :   Yes. Just by eating healthier I can stop this from happening again?
Doctor :   Eating healthily is one of the several methods that you need to adopt.
Doctor :   It also includes, continuing drinking plenty of water.
Doctor :   Maintaining a good personal hygeine.
Doctor :   Avoiding sexual intercourse with an unknown partner.
Doctor :   Restricting the sexual activity.
Doctor :   and lastly evaluate for any other causes that can predispose you to frequent infections.
User :   I also drink coffee quite regularly, but have cut way back. I drink more water now than I used to. Could to much caffeine be a trigger of this?
Doctor :   This would include looking for diabetes,
Doctor :   or use of certain drugs.
Doctor :   Caffeine does not play a role in development of urinary tract infection.
Doctor :   Do you follow?
Doctor :   Do you have any further query?
User :   I think that's all. Thank you for your information!
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting me.
Doctor :   Bye for now.
User :   Bye
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