Facts about Urinary Tract Infections for Boynton Beach, FL

Facts about Urinary Tract Infections for Boynton Beach, FL

Urinary Tract Infection

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Each year, there are over 3 million cases of urinary tract infection and this illness usually affects women of all ages.  Patients in Boynton Beach always want to know how they got UTI. It’s really painful and we do want to learn the risk factors and try avoiding this.

One of the most common ways a woman can get this infection is simply by wiping improperly. When wiping from back to front, it’s possible to get feces in the urethra, and that’s why doctors recommend wiping from front to back. Parents should teach this to small children but we often find that this hasn’t happened and adults just don’t know about the dangers of wiping improperly.

Symptoms and Treatment for Boynton Beach, FL

Symptoms can come on very rapidly and cause a great deal of pain in the lower pelvic area. It does depend on which part of the urinary tract is affected, but you will usually experience sharp pains when urinating. Other symptoms include a strong urine smell and persistent urge. This illness is treated with special antibiotics but it has become resistant to many types so your doctor may have to put you on several different regimens.

Other Information

Since the female urethra is positioned next to the vagina, women can get urethritis from sexually transmitted diseases, like herpes, chlamydia, and gonorrhea.  It’s best to schedule an appointment with your Urologist right away and get tested and treated. Don’t wait to go to the doctor with illnesses such as this because the longer you keep UTI, the more complications you may have. This occurs because the urethra, vagina and anus are all in very close proximity and infections can spread rapidly in some cases.

After a few days of antibiotics, the pain will go away and you’ll start feeling much better but DO continue your drug treatment exactly as Dr. Lobby has prescribed. This will prevent the infection from returning and lessen the chance you’ll develop resistance to the antibiotic.

Dr. Lobby can answer all your questions about urinary tract infection and help you avoid any future episodes. Just speak to her about this on your next visit. All Women Urology serves all of south Florida including Boynton Beach and is a place where women can go and feel relaxed and at ease about discussing sensitive medical or personal issues. Please call us to set up your next appointment.