If you think you might have a urinary tract infection, or UTI, it’s important to seek medical treatment immediately. Heling Dilone-Arellano, MD, and the team at Multicultural Medical Office LLC in Clifton, New Jersey, can help you with diagnosing and treating your UTI. Immediate medical treatment is necessary to reduce the risk of the infection reaching your kidneys. Call the office today or schedule an appointment online to get a proper diagnosis and treatment of your UTI.
A urinary tract infection, or UTI, is most commonly seen in women. It can occur when bacteria such as E. coli enter the urethra and cause an infection in the bladder. This can most commonly happen from not wiping correctly after going to the bathroom or having sex.
Having a UTI can be painful and uncomfortable. It’s important to get checked out as soon as you notice any symptoms. Possible symptoms of a UTI are:
Some patients may feel tired or shaky as well. The most common symptom is a burning sensation while urinating. This is also a common symptom with certain sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), so it’s a good idea to get diagnosed and get proper treatment as soon as possible.
A UTI is diagnosed by giving a urine sample. If the sample tests positive for an infection, Dr. Dilone-Arellano gives you a prescription to get rid of the infection. You should start feeling an improvement in the uncomfortable symptoms in about a day. However, it’s important that you finish the prescribed treatment and continue taking the medication even if you feel better to completely get rid of the infection. It helps to drink lots of water to help flush out the infection.
It’s possible for some women to have chronic UTIs, a recurrence of the painful infection. These infections are caused by a different type of bacteria that are resistant to antibiotics. Some women are genetically more prone to having the infection, and women who have diabetes, multiple sclerosis, or some other conditions have an increased chance of having a chronic UTI.
Treatments for chronic UTIs may include taking a low dose of antibiotics for an extended period of time, taking an antibiotic after sexual intercourse, or taking antibiotics right when symptoms appear. Dr. Dilone-Arellano and the team at Multicultural Medical Office can help you find the right treatment for you and your UTI.
Call the office or schedule an appointment online today to learn more about UTIs and how the team can help you.