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Urinary tract infection,bleeding from vagina - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   hello
Doctor :   how may i help you?
User :   hello there yestrday i felt i had a urine intact infection and when to thne doctor and he gave me alprim and got the stuff today at chemist
Doctor :   ok
User :   but this morning the burning was worse and i have bleeding that is red coming from vagina from the urine infection
User :   and blood dripping from me
User :   vagina
Doctor :   may i know your age and gender please ?
Doctor :   ok
User :   32
Doctor :   tell me yoru age
User :   female
Doctor :   was a urine test done ?
User :   yes
User :   he says lots of blood and also tracs of sumthing else
Doctor :   ok
User :   so so scared
Doctor :   now what is the dose and the duration that has been prescribed to you?
User :   he gave me alprim
Doctor :   and when did you notice the burning more , after how may dose of the medication ?
User :   and once a day of anitbotics
User :   this morningh i noticed the burning more
User :   can you get breathless with the urine infection
Doctor :   no you cant , what i am suspecting that you have a allergic reaction to the medication , i will recomend you to just stop taking it
User :   why you think that
Doctor :   what more symptoms are you experiencing ?
User :   nothing else
User :   and why am i dripping blood like i am having a peried
Doctor :   alprim is a very strong and and sensitive medication . your history of discomfort after taking the medication co relates with a allergic reaction to it.
Doctor :   first of all stop taking the medication
User :   i had it b4 starting it too
Doctor :   UTI can present as vaginal bleeding
User :   really
Doctor :   but the medication if causing breathlessness should be avoided
Doctor :   your doctor will prescribe you another set of antibiotics
User :   why do u get bleeding with it and could i get kidney faliure
Doctor :   no dont worry, kidney failure is not something that you will get with a single attack of UTI
Doctor :   i want you to do the following
User :   i have had uti like 4 to 6 times this years'
Doctor :   1) Have plenty of water in a day, as this would help in diluting and flushing out the unwanted substances from the body.
Doctor :   2) Drinking cranberry juice is another effective way to treat urinary tract infection.
Doctor :   UTI is a very common condition
Doctor :   were you on ALPRIM before ?
Doctor :   3) It is essential that you strengthen your immune system. One of the best ways to do this is to eat at least 5-7 servings of fruits and vegetables every day. This will ensure that you are getting enough vitamin C, which will build up your immunity. This will help your body fight off the urinary infection.
Doctor :   do you have any abdominal pain ?
User :   alittle bit of pain after the burning sansation
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   any fever >?
User :   no why
Doctor :   it can accompany
Doctor :   well now your action should be to stop the medication. and go to your physician and get your self prescribed another antibiotic
Doctor :   also you need to add yogurt to your diet. Eating yogurt will raise the levels of beneficial bacteria in your digestive tract. This will help your body fight off a urinary infection much more efficiently. Also, if you have used antibiotics recently, yogurt will replace the beneficial bacteria that antibiotics kill.
Doctor :   i hope you are following me ?
User :   why when this antibotic aint making me breathless
User :   you aint listening can i please speak to another doctor
Doctor :   your symptoms are getting worst. and its nothing wrong in just taking a precaution
Doctor :   i am right here listening to you
Doctor :   referring to all my medical data base at the same time to provide you with the correct information
User :   i said its not the aintibotics that are making me breathless as i got breathless b4 taking the meds
User :   how long b4 the alprim starts to work for me
Doctor :   but at the same time the pain and bleeding should not increase
Doctor :   thats why i was asking you
Doctor :   it will take 2 days for the drug to be start working
Doctor :   your mentioning of the fact that the bleeding is there, is a concern enough for me to advice you to get a physical again
Doctor :   since how many days you have noticed this bleeding ?
Doctor :   do you have any other medical problem ?
Doctor :   are you with me ?
Doctor :   are you there ?
User :   why see the doctor again with the bleeding coming out
User :   u said it was normal
Doctor :   let me call you
Doctor :   and explain
User :   no dont call me
User :   u said it was normal to have the red bleeding
Doctor :   we were trying your number as a courtesy to help you but your number was not going thru
User :   i dont know then
Doctor :   ok let me explain you from the beginning
User :   having phone problems
User :   ok
Doctor :   now when women have UTI, there are certain signs and symptoms that occur, which include burning when urinating also some bleeeding
Doctor :   so as a symptom when you said you are bleeding i told you NOT in the context that its normal
Doctor :   i am sorry if you didnt understood me
Doctor :   but i was trying to tell you that yes it is seen in UTI
Doctor :   i mean its how UTI can present
User :   is it dangerous to have the bleeding red when urinating
User :   why u say go and see my doctor then
Doctor :   and burning when urinating is a classic symptom of a UTI , the only reason i wanted you to see your doctor was that after taking a antibiotic course when ever a patient esp after the first dose complains of more uneasiness
Doctor :   in our differential diagnosis we do start to consider that the patient might not be able to handle the antibiotic properly
User :   what u mean esp after first dose coplains of more unesiness what u mean by that
Doctor :   you told me that you took alpim and the next morning IT GOT WORSE
Doctor :   thats what i mean
Doctor :   that you were not feeling better BUT infact you were feeling worse the next day
User :   no i said i got the tablets today and yesterday it started and today i started the aintibotics
Doctor :   ok
User :   u understand now
Doctor :   so even before you took the medication it was getting worst>
User :   b4 i took it yes
Doctor :   yes i do now . i sincerely apologize
Doctor :   i was under the impression that your first dose was taken and THEN it happened, well thank you for clearing that up for me . my fault here
Doctor :   now let me just clear all your doubts one by one as we are on the same page
User :   ok
Doctor :   to begin with like you had told me that a urine sample was taken so that confirms the presence of infection, what you are experiencing is a acute attack
Doctor :   also you have given me a history saying that you have been having more than one this year
User :   hello there i feel i have sumthing stuck in my thoat dowbn the bottom and havent eaten anything today and why is that so so worried and when i walk around i burp
Doctor :   can we finish your UTI problem first ?
User :   we have havent we
Doctor :   yes we have and yes you can please carry on with the dosage
User :   i take alprim 1 time a day till finshed\
Doctor :   thats correct
User :   yes
User :   now my other question
Doctor :   so since when you have felt this stickiness in your throat ?
User :   just an hour ago
Doctor :   do you have any cough ?
User :   its like sumthing is stuck in my thorat abnd when i move i burp
User :   no
Doctor :   do you have any stress?
User :   no
Doctor :   What you are describing is known as a globus sensation
Doctor :   This is defined as the persistent or intermittent sensation of a lump or foreign body in the throat
User :   is it bad
Doctor :   am i correct ?
User :   yes
Doctor :   The most common causes would be gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)
User :   it like abit of food or sumthing like thatr
Doctor :   yes i understand
Doctor :   so is this the first time this has happened ?
User :   yes
User :   and when i move i burp is that normal
Doctor :   and its been going on for an hour right ?
User :   yes
Doctor :   well i dont see it as anything to worry about, it will go away on its own. sometimes a irritation in the throat can cause this sensation
Doctor :   since you have also not eaten anything that creates a more acidic environment in your stomach . leading to such problem
Doctor :   its nothing serious and you have nothing to worry about
User :   and also when move around i get this pain under the chin and in my right side of jaw whys that
Doctor :   i suggest you take a throat lozenges and avoid coffee and spicy food for few days
Doctor :   this pain you are telling me m thats been there how long ?
Doctor :   is the pain from your jaw occurs when you chew?
User :   it only happened once
User :   and no pain in jaw when eatting
Doctor :   ok
User :   i also felt abit sick 3 mins ago and felt i was going to be sick
Doctor :   any feeling of nausea ?
Doctor :   are you there?
User :   hyes
User :   yes
Doctor :   any feeling of nausea ?
User :   yes i said
Doctor :   so since morning you have not eaten anything ?
Doctor :   you should have something light, maybe some oatmeal that will be light on your stomach
User :   why am i feeling sick
Doctor :   it is because you do have a urinary track infection and when we have a infection in the body there is a feeling of uneasiness
Doctor :   you should eat something and try to get some rest
User :   ok
User :   one more question
Doctor :   sure
User :   my dad had robitic surgery about 3 weeks ago
Doctor :   please go ahead
User :   he is not really eating much at all its if he eats lunch at 11am then he is to full to eat dinner at 7 pm why is that
Doctor :   may i know his age ?
User :   62
Doctor :   and this is after his surgery he feels like that?
Doctor :   for what was his surgery done ?
User :   he had prostate cancer
Doctor :   ok
User :   b4 his robitic surgery he would sumtimes eat lunch and if he did eat lunch he would get tho hald his dinner b4 surgery that was
Doctor :   well after a surgery many patients do feel like that, as its still in the recovery phase
Doctor :   in 1 - 2 weeks he should be back to his normal routine
User :   its been 3 sweeks nearly 4
Doctor :   otherwise how is his health ?
User :   and he was 89.3 kgs and now he is 84.8 kgs and very worriede about him'
User :   he is a smoker
Doctor :   does he still smokes ?
User :   and also has dieabites and
User :   yes
Doctor :   oh he has to really stop smoking
User :   tiny bit of high chlostel
Doctor :   is his sugar level under control ?
User :   no he is still smoking
User :   yes they are good 6 and 8
Doctor :   people with diabetes usually take a longer recovery time
User :   really
Doctor :   BUT he really has to stop smoking
User :   and he is losing weight he likes that idea but i dont
Doctor :   yes diabetes delay the healing process in the body
User :   ok thanks for ur help
Doctor :   your most welcome
Doctor :   take care of your self
User :   thanks heaps
Doctor :   wishing you a speedy recovery
Doctor :   good bye
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