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I keep having UTI every month. Could this be bad ?

I keep having UTI every month. Could this be bad ?

Yes.: Multiple, recurrent uti's can lead to kidney disease, even kidney failure. Must be evaluated by urologist. Could be a problem, in ascending order from where the urine leaves the body, with the urethra, the urinary bladder, the kidneys. Your age, I am presuming u r female, is an important factor. Some women have a bout of cystitis / UTI after sex. There are effective ways of rx. See a gyn and a uro. ...Read more

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Dr. William Singer
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Urinary Tract Infection (Definition)

A urinary tract infection, also known as an UTI, may involve the kidney, ureter, bladder, or urethra. A common cause is an intestinal bacteria, E. coli. Common symptoms include a frequent urge to urinate, and pain or burning when urinating. Antibiotics are typically ...Read more


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I have had cronic rib pain for a couple years now. What is it. I also have troubl going to the bathroom every day but im not sure if thats related?

I have had cronic rib pain for a couple years now. What is it.  I also have troubl going to the bathroom every day but im not sure if thats related?

Unrelated: Chronic rib pain uncommon. Needs more work up to know..Could be damage to cartilage at end of rib, old boney injury, growth on rib or occasionally muscles between ribs.Very unlikely connected to constipation. Try increasing fiber in diet or supplement and taking stool softener such as colace (docusate sodium). ...Read more

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I have been cramping really bad after orgasm. I am not pregnant, and this is a new thing that's been happening. What could be causing this ?

I have been cramping really bad after orgasm. I am not pregnant, and this is a new thing that's been happening. What could be causing this ?

Unclear cause: Orgasm triggers some uterine contractions but this should not be painful. Probably the best place to start is an Obgyn evaluation looking for infection in the bladder and uterus. If the tests and exam are normal then a gastroenterologist will be the likely next step. ...Read more

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I keep having a pain in my groin every time I sneeze or cough too hard. My gynecologist says its just ovulatory pain, but I have it all month long. Could I be pregnant?

I keep having a pain in my groin every time I sneeze or cough too hard. My gynecologist says its just ovulatory pain, but I have it all month long. Could I be pregnant?

Possibly.: The way you describe your symptoms sounds like an inguinal (groin) hernia to me. It's also possible you may be pregnant but i don't think you can link your symptoms to being pregnant or not. Your gynecologist would be in a good position to help you sort this out. ...Read more

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Hi I recently have had bleeding every time I urinate this lasted about 2 weeks,, prior to this my back was hurting very bad. Can a kidney stone caus?

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I recently have had bleeding every time I urinate this lasted about  2 weeks,,  prior to this my back was hurting very bad. Can a kidney stone caus?

Blood in urine: There are many causes of blood in the urine. Usually painful urination and be secondary to a urinary tract infection as well as kidney stones. If valuation usually begins with a urine specimen collection. Also can include imaging of the kidneys with a ultrasound or CAT scan. Depending on your other risk factors for cancer, such as smoking. Is urologic evaluation for cystoscopy maybe recommended. ...Read more

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I keeping having this smell of burning rubber. I'm 20 years old and haven't had anything like this happen before. what might be happening?

Likely outside you.: See if you have the sensation outside, at other people's homes, in the park, in a store. Even if other people don't smell the same thing, it is not likely a medical problem. You may have a sensitive sniffer. ...Read more

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Hi doctor i have been having night sweats one to twice a month now and im worried it might be leukemia if it was would it happen every night?

Hi doctor i have been having night sweats one to twice a month now and im worried it might be leukemia if it was would it happen every night?

No leukemia: Night sweats once or twice a month is no cause for concern. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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I get nauseous a couple times a month. I throw up but i'm not pregnant. What could be the problem?

I get nauseous a couple times a month. I throw up but i'm not pregnant. What could be the problem?

Lots of things : Gi (gastrointestinal) issues, kidney issues, ovarian changes, etc...Can present with such symptom. If this is a consistent problem, a thorough work-up is in order. ...Read more

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I have missed my period by 7 days. Also had unprotected sex the month before. Excuse me! But i keep farting BAD. could this be a sign on pregnacy?

I have missed my period by 7 days. Also had unprotected sex the month before. Excuse me! But i keep farting BAD. could this be a sign on pregnacy?

Take a test: Don’t guess. Take a test. They are the same tests used in a doctors office. They can detect a pregnancy 7-10 days after conception. The best time to take one is when you miss your period. If you doubt the result you can repeat it in 1-2 days. If you were pregnant the hormone level would rise enough for detection. ...Read more

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I had a full hysterectomy over a year ago I still have my ovaries but everything else is gone I have been having cramps that wake me out of my sleep, what could be causeing it and should I be conserned? I also have been bleeding a bit the past two weeks a

I had a full hysterectomy over a year ago I still have my ovaries but everything else is gone I have been having cramps that wake me out of my sleep, what could be causeing it and should I be conserned? I also have been bleeding a bit the past two weeks a

Somewhat: Concerning. If you are having some bleeding after a hysterectomy you should review this with your doctor(s). The cramping sounds severe too, particularly, if it's waking from sleep. Again another reason to be seen and evaluated by your doctor(s). ...Read more

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What to do if I have heartburn nearly every day and I am 26. What could this be a sign of?

What to do if I have heartburn nearly every day and I am 26. What could this be a sign of?

GERD: You most likely have gastroesophageal reflux where acid from the stomach refluxes back up into the esophagus due to a faulty valve at the end of the esophagus. See your gastroenterologist or GI surgeon to be sure. ...Read more

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I normally have a heavy period but ive been spotting this hasnt happened before Im also getting severe headaches and neck pain what could be the cause?

I normally have a heavy period but ive been spotting this hasnt happened before Im also getting severe headaches and neck pain what could be the cause?

Irregular periods: Irregular periods are one of the most common problems obgyns treat. If this is one time problem it usually resolves on its own. If this is a recurring problem you should be evaluated. Infections & hormonal changes can cause spotting. If there is a concern for pregnancy then do a home pregnancy test . The headaches and neck pain should be evaluated by your primary care doctor ...Read more

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One day after sex i got back pain and a feeling that i constantly have to pee. Should i be concerned?

One day after sex i got back pain and a feeling that i constantly have to pee. Should i be concerned?

May be Cystitis: If the pain and frequent urination is continuing than you should have it checked.Meanwhile drink lot of fluids and take some over the counter pain killer if the pain is continuing.If no better get it checked by your doctor. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what happens if I have been getting slight headaches almost every day this week?

Could you tell me what happens if I have been getting slight headaches almost every day this week?

Headache: Your headaches coudl be coming from tension, dehydration, lack of sleep/poor sleep, teeth grinding, skipping meals, stress, sleep apnea/snoring, or chronic sinus problems. ...Read more

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Dr. James Lin
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Urinary Tract Infections (Definition)

A urinary tract infection (often called UTI) is most commonly caused by bacteria and usually refers to an infection in the bladder. Not all bacteria that grows from the urine represents an infection, so the need for antibiotics is determined by your ...Read more