Bladder/Kidney infection??


Q: I have been getting pains in my lower abdomen. I first noticed it in the middle of the night i would wake up with a pain in my side and it was gone once i used the washroom. i suspected a kidney or bladder infection so i drank lots of water to flush it out. But i am still having pains but now they are getting lower. What is it and what should i do?

Symptoms:  Pain in my lower abdomen

A:   Hello,
This typical pain in lower abdomen getting relieved on using the washroom indicates a probable urinary tract infection . It is advised that you may get a urine culture /routine/microscopy done to isolate the organism causing this infection.Also , get an ultrasound pelvis done to rule out any ovarian cause due to likely development of an ovarian cyst which can cause pain as well.
However , an empirical course of urinary antibiotics may be taken in full course for 7 days like TAB NORFLOX-TINIDAZOLE , this would help relieve any form of infection and relieve the pain as well, or you may opt for antispasmodics on prescription from your physician. Continue drinking water.
I hope i have answered your query,
wishing you good health,

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