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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   i have a question my boyfriend has me really worried he's been having a lot of pain in he's right and left lower stomach that every time he goes to the bathroom to pee it burns him and hurts him also his lower back hurts too the left side and right side i;m very worried he's gone to the dr. office and all they tell him is that is has infection but they gave him pills but it goes away but always seem to come back please help me what should i do
Doctor :   Hi,
User :   hi Dr. XXX
Doctor :   Is the pain aggrevated or relieved on urination ?
Doctor :   I mean after completion of urination
User :   is very aggrevated
User :   it hurts him alot he said
User :   like it burns
Doctor :   ok, has he got any tests done for the same ?
User :   yes he has gotten a test done and they just tell him he has infection
Doctor :   well is he put on any medication (antibiotics)
Doctor :   ?
User :   yes he is
Doctor :   can you please tell the names of the medication ?
User :   yea give me a sec
Doctor :   yes, please
User :   i cant get a hold of him i really dont know what medication he on
Doctor :   ok, its fine
User :   is just this has me worried
Doctor :   here is my advice , get an urine routine , urine culture senstivity test and a abdominal USG scan
Doctor :   these tests will rule out whether it is due to the infection or due to a stone in the urinary tract
Doctor :   if its a confirmed infection then the culture sensitivity test helps in putting him on exact antibiotics needed
User :   do u know how much is it
Doctor :   consult a urologist with the reports , he will put him on exact treatment based on the reports
Doctor :   all three tests may cost you around 50 dollars i presume
Doctor :   it varies from lab to lab
User :   i for got to tell you also in his family his mom and dad have diabetes
User :   do you think that has to do with something
Doctor :   meanwhile ask him to drink more water , it may help to bring down the burning sensation
Doctor :   no, his parents diabetes is not related to current illness
Doctor :   but getting his blood sugar profile is better
User :   oh okay thank you so much but do you think you might know what is causing this
User :   at time his back hurts
Doctor :   Urinary tract infection
User :   his lower back
User :   do you know how that was cause
Doctor :   yes , it can present this way
Doctor :   the infection can be obtained by touch
User :   what you mean
Doctor :   touch by uncleaned hands
Doctor :   or even contaminated water
User :   oh okay so by him drinking alot of water will help him at lease for the pain to go away
Doctor :   yes,
Doctor :   but has to be put on antibiotics for complete treatment
User :   okay thank so much you been a great help
User :   is there anything else i can tell him for he feel better
Doctor :   let him wear loose lower wears
User :   thank Dr.XXX your the best
Doctor :   thanks for consulting me ,
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