All Women Urology Treats Urinary Tract Infection

All Women Urology Treats Urinary Tract Infection

Urinary Tract

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A urinary tract infection (UTI) is an infection that occurs in any area of your urinary system. This includes your bladder, ureters, kidneys, and urethra. In many cases, these infections involve the lower urinary tract, which consists of the bladder and urethra.

In general, women are found to be at greater risk of developing a urinary tract infection than men. These infections can be quite painful and sufferers should seek medical care immediately. Serious complications can occur if a urinary tract infection spreads to the kidneys.

Diagnosis of Urinary Tract Infection

The symptoms of a urinary tract infection are normally unmistakable. They can be quite varied though and include:

  • Intense pain and burning when urinating
  • An urge to urinate often
  • Pressure in your lower abdomen
  • Cloudy urine that may have an odor
  • Fever, nausea or back pain

Dr. Lobby will run a urinalysis on you in order to be certain that you have this illness and to rule out other conditions.

Treatment Options for Urinary Tract Infection

Antibiotics are normally chosen as the primary treatment option for a urinary tract infection. Dr. Lobby will take into consideration your particular health history and any medications you may be on before prescribing an appropriate antibiotic for you.

Urinary Tract Infection

What Causes Urinary Tract Infection?

Three major types of urinary tract infection exist but the most common type is the bacterial UTI where bacteria get into the bladder or kidneys. This can occur when germs get into your system through your urethra. The urethra is used to transport urine from your bladder to waste.

Bacteria can travel into your bladder and kidneys from the large intestine and may originate in your stool. Women have shorter urethras than men, making it easier for germs to travel to their bladders. Though there are a number of causes for urinary tract infection, some of the more common are having sex, not drinking enough water, or poor feminine hygiene.  Certain individuals are more prone to getting urinary tract infection. Those include pregnant women, diabetics, or those with kidney stones.

Experience the Difference From a Female Urology Center

Dr. Nancy Lobby of All Women Urology offers comprehensive treatment plans for those suffering with urinary tract infection. As a highly skilled female urologist, Dr. Lobby serves patients in the Palm Beach County area and mostly employs female staff so that patients can feel comfortable and at ease while in her office.

All Women Urology is located in Wellington, FL. Dr. Lobby has over two decades of training and experience treating a full spectrum of urologic disorders. You will notice and appreciate the difference of working with a female urologist and friendly staff.