More Common in Women than Men
Normally, the urinary tract contains no bacteria. When bacteria or other organisms invade the bladder, kidneys, or the tubes connecting them, the condition is called a urinary tract infection, or UTI. Symptoms of a UTI can include frequent or painful urination, fever, chills, urine that looks cloudy or reddish, as well as pain during sexual intercourse.
Women are more likely than men to experience a UTI because the tube leading from the bladder (urethra) is shorter in women. Women with a history of diabetes, kidney stones, or immune dysfunction are more at risk. Women are also more at risk during pregnancy and after menopause.
While burning and discomfort can be relieved with a product called Pyridiium, the definitive treatment for a UTI is an antibiotic. If prescribed an antibiotic, be sure to take all of it as directed even if your symptoms disappear quickly. Dr. Amy Siegel will take the time to find the cause for your symptoms and thoroughly explain the treatment. Call for an appointment: 201-225-2555.