• question-icon

    Suggest treatment for urinary tract infection and constipation

Posted on Tue, 1 Aug 2017 in Digestion and Bowels
Question: I am 55 year old male and just started experiencing pain when going to the bathroom. It has been two days and when I have a hard bow movement it is not releasing. I have gone multiple times each day and only small amounts. Also, when I urinate, it hurts. When I sleep it is bothering me. Thank you!

How long usually does it take for a response on the average?

Thank you
Answered by Dr. Lekshmi Rita Venugopal 2 hours later
Brief Answer:
Urinary tract Infection associated with constipation

Detailed Answer:
Thank you for trusting HealthcareMagic

Your symptoms are suggestive of urinary tract infection (UTI) and constipation.
Constipation can put pressure on your bladder and cause an infection.
Urine analysis and culture is required to confirm the diagnosis.
-Treatment is with antibiotics like Bactrim.
-Drink plenty of water to flush the infection out of bladder and relieve constipation
-Eat fiber rich food like fruits, vegetables ,whole wheat, rye XXXXXXX
-Avoid too much caffeine
- You can also take Psyllium based laxatives
-Take Tylenol for pain.

Please be advised to follow up with your primary care provider/urgent care to confirm the diagnosis and appropriate management.

Hope this answers your question
Please address further questions here
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Remy Koshy
Answered by
Dr. Lekshmi Rita Venugopal

General & Family Physician

Practicing since :2012

Answered : 3186 Questions


The User accepted the expert's answer

Share on

Recent questions on  Primary care

doctor1 MD

Ive never done this before but why not give it a shot. i have no insurance so i cant go to my primary care . i woke up this with shooting pain in...

doctor1 MD

Dear Dr. Ditah, THANK YOU for asking me how I am doing, as I do have several follow questions for you Here goes: 1. I have believed for some time...

doctor1 MD

I have been taking atorvastatin 40 mg for 4 months - through carotid endarterectomy surgery - with horrible subjective side effects which,...

doctor1 MD

I've had a cold from runny nose since Thanksgiving in the U.S. to now a cough the past four days. I lost my voice and its been about three days....

doctor1 MD

I have a 3 inch bruise on the back of my left knee but it does not hurt. I do have a swore pain on the same leg towards the outside of my knee...

doctor1 MD

My coworker complained today that her left arm was really sore and was having trouble pickup up her iced tea, tonight she called and said her arm...

Get personalised answers from verified doctor in minutes across 80+ specialties

169 Doctors Online

By proceeding, I accept the Terms and Conditions

HCM Blog Instant Access to Doctors
HCM Blog Questions Answered
HCM Blog Satisfaction
Questions Answered By Dr. Lekshmi Rita Venugopal
  • Q - Suggest treatment for chronic rhinosinusitis

  • Q - Suggest treatment for chronic constipation

  • Q - What causes severe muscle and upper body pain?

  • Q - Suggest remedies for delayed menstrual bleeding

  • Q - What causes intermittent sharp pain in the groin area while walking?

  • Q - Suggest ways to deal with behavioral volatility and emotional outbursts...

  • Q - Suggest treatment for pinched nerve spasms in the shoulders, neck and arms

  • Q - What do itchy rashes on the legs indicate?

  • Q - Suggest treatment for rashes between leg and scrotum

  • Q - What are the interactions when Bisoprolol, Amlodipine, Lisinopril and...