Urinary Tract Infection Doctors 11210

Urinary-Tract-Infections

If you have pain in your pelvic or belly area and you have a burning sensation when you urinate, you may have a urinary tract infection (UTI). In order to be sure to get the right treatment for it, you will need to see urinary tract infection doctors 11210.

About Urinary Traction Infections

A urinary tract infection is most often caused by E. coli bacteria getting into the urinary tract. Men and women can get them but women are much more likely to have them.

The bacteria that cause a UTI can go from the vagina into the urinary tract. From there, the bacteria may travel up the urethra to the bladder to infect it (cystitis), and from there, it may travel up the ureter to the kidneys (acute pyelonephritis).

A Kidney Infection

Although there will be pain with a bladder or ureter infection, there is a very serious problem if you get a kidney infection from a UTI. It should be considered an emergency and treatment should be sought immediately.

Symptoms of UTIs

When you have a UTI, the symptom you will most likely have is the need to pee. It will be a frequent sensation. Other symptoms include:

  • Pain or a burning sensation when you urinate
  • Urine that is bad-smelling
  • The presence of blood or pus in your urine
  • Pressure or soreness in your lower belly, sides, or back.

Cystitis – With a bladder infection, there will a low fever, cramping and pressure in the abdomen, as well as pain in the lower back.

Acute pyelonephritis – Symptoms include pain in your side or upper back, fever with chills, shaking, fatigue, and mental changes.

Risk Factors for Urinary Tract Infections

Risk factors include a range of possibilities. They include being a woman, being sexually active, menopause (which makes a woman more apt to get an infection), abnormalities in the urinary tract, kidney stones, a weak immune system, and catheter use.

Diagnosis of UTIs

The urinary tract infection doctors 11210 will most often diagnose a UTI with a urine sample. It will be examined under a microscope for the presence of red or white blood cells and bacteria. The urine in healthy people does not contain bacteria.

Treatment

In most cases, a UTI can be successfully eliminated in just two or three days in a healthy person. Antibiotics are typically used. In women who are pregnant or in people with other health issues, antibiotic treatment will go on for 10 to 14 days.

Preventing UTIs

You can reduce the likelihood of getting urinary tract infections by following some simple tips. They include:

  • Drinking lots of water so that you urinate more often
  • After a bowel movement or urinating, be sure to wipe from front to back only
  • Urinate shortly after having sex
  • Keep your genital area clean
  • Do not use a diaphragm or spermicide as a means of birth control
  • Take showers instead of baths
  • Avoiding the use of feminine products, such as deodorant sprays, powders, and douches in the genital area
  • Wearing cotton underwear and clothes that are loose fitting.

The Quality First Urgent Care clinic in Brooklyn has urinary tract infection doctors 11210 to help you. Our spacious, high-tech facility enables us to provide quick diagnosis and treatment of UTIs and other health issues. All patients are seen quickly and walk-ins are welcome.

 

Urinary Tract Infection Doctors 11210

6010 Bay Parkway, 9th floor
Brooklyn, NY 11204
718-475-1700