Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
192 Doctors are Online
Ask a Urologist   »  

Had urinary tract infection. Why has pain increased? Drinking water is a good option?

User rating for this question
Answered by

General & Family Physician
Practicing since : 1978
Answered : 6714 Questions

I had a urinary tract infection for last 3 weeks, which is diagnosed only now. Is there anything to worry about? The treatment has not yet started as the lab is generating antibiogram for it. The pain has increased in past two days. Should I wait for the final report or should I start with some antibiotics.
I have started drinking lots of water.
Posted Thu, 5 Jul 2012 in Urinary and Bladder Problems
Answered by Dr. Pavan Kumar Gupta 48 minutes later
Thanks for the query.
It is uncommon to have a urine infection if you are a man under the age of 50. The usual treatment is a course of an antibiotic. Tests to assess the bladder, prostate, or kidneys are sometimes advised, particularly if the infection occurs two or more times within three months, or if a kidney is infected.
A urine culture can confirm the diagnosis and identify the bacterium causing the infection. 
Normally an antibiotic can be started after sending the urine sample for culture,especially if the person is feeling pain or discomfort like you.

One can always change the antibiotic if the culture report demands it.
Consult your doctor for an antibiotic prescription and take plenty of water.
You can also take a urine alkalizer which can lessen the pain and discomfort.
There is absolutely no reason for any worry.
I hope to have answered your query however you may revert to me for any further query.
Best of luck
Above answer was peer-reviewed by
Follow-up: Had urinary tract infection. Why has pain increased? Drinking water is a good option? 3 minutes later
Thank you doctor,

I was only worried, because the pain was for last 3 weeks. I had a boil in the pubic region. Earlier I was thinking that the pain is because of the boil. But the boil is better now. So doctor said, it can either be UTI or hernia. And after 3 and half weeks, it came out to be UTI. My only concern is, if the situation is XXXXXXX since the pain is for last 3 weeks, or its fine if I start the medicine tomorrow after the antibiogram is done?

Thanks and Regards,
Answered by Dr. Pavan Kumar Gupta 8 minutes later
If the report is coming tomorrow then you can wait till then.
The situation is not at all XXXXXXX
Just relax.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Google+
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions

The user accepted the expert's answer

Ask a Urologist

© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor