Advanced Obstetrics & Gynecology, LLC
Obstetrics and Gynecologist & OBGYNs located in Flemington, NJ & Lebanon, NJ
Urinary tract infections, or UTIs, are the second most common infection. At Advanced Obstetrics & Gynecology, LLC, with locations in Lebanon, Branchburg, and two offices in Flemington, New Jersey, OB/GYN specialists offer UTI treatments for symptom relief and to improve your quality of life. Schedule an appointment by phone or book online at the first sign of unusual urinary symptoms.
What is UTI?
A UTI is an infection in your urinary tract, which includes your kidneys, bladder, ureters, and urethra. Women have a higher risk than men of developing a UTI, which can lead to unpleasant or painful urinary symptoms.
Simple UTI treatments are available at Advanced Obstetrics & Gynecology, LLC.
What are the symptoms of UTIs?
If you experience one or more of the following symptoms, you may have a UTI:
- Frequent urination
- A strong urge to urinate
- Cloudy urine
- Burning during urination
- Pelvic pain
- Strong-smelling urine
- Blood in your urine
- Pressure in your lower abdomen
You might not experience many symptoms with a UTI, especially in its early stages. Seeking treatment early on, however, helps prevent medical complications.
What are the risk factors for UTIs?
Risk factors associated with UTIs include:
- Being sexually active
- Being a woman
- Some types of birth control
- Urinary tract blockages
- Other urinary tract abnormalities
- A weak immune system
- Using a catheter
- Urinary procedures
- Wiping from back to front
If left untreated, urinary tract infections can lead to additional health problems, such as kidney damage, pregnancy complications, or life-threatening issues.
How are UTIs diagnosed?
To diagnose UTIs and possible complications, your provider reviews your medical history and symptoms. They analyze a sample of your urine and may recommend CT scans, MRIs, or other imaging procedures.
In some cases, your OB/GYN specialist might view the inside of your bladder and urethra using a thin, lighted tube called a cystoscope.
How are UTIs treated?
UTI treatment often involves taking antibiotics to fight your infection. Take such medications as prescribed, for a week or longer, even though UTI symptoms may clear up after a few days.
Your doctor might recommend vaginal estrogen therapy or MonaLisa Touch® laser treatment if you’re post-menopausal and suffer from vaginal dryness.
Lifestyle changes that help reduce your risk of UTI recurrence include drinking more water and avoiding diaphragms, spermicide-treated condoms, douches, and feminine powders.
Don’t live with recurrent UTIs and their symptoms when simple treatment options are available at Advanced Obstetrics & Gynecology, LLC. Call the office or book an appointment online at the first sign of unusual urinary problems.
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