UTI Treatment in Edmond, OK
Looking for UTI Treatment in Edmond, OK? Look no further than Dr. Michael Glass, a board-certified gynecologist with extensive experience in diagnosing and treating urinary tract infections. UTIs are a common infection found in the urinary system, particularly in women. If you’re experiencing painful and uncomfortable symptoms of a UTI, don’t wait to seek treatment. Schedule an appointment with Dr. Glass by calling (405) 341-9996 at our conveniently located gynecology office in Edmond, OK. With early detection and treatment, you can quickly and easily manage your UTI symptoms and get back to feeling your best.
Types of Urinary Tract Infections
- Kidneys (acute pyelonephritis): a severe kidney infection that includes symptoms such as a high fever, bloody/cloudy urine, and nausea and vomiting
- Bladder (cystitis): inflammation of the bladder caused by a bacterial infection, which typically results in frequent and painful urination
- Urethra (urethritis): burning urination with discharge
What Are The Symptoms of a UTI?
It is important to stay vigilant of the following signs and symptoms to help identify if you are in fact suffering from a urinary tract infection:
- A burning feeling when you urinate
- A frequent urge to urinate
- Frequent, small amounts of urine
- Cloudy, dark, or bloody urine
- Fever or chills
- Pelvic pain (more common in women)
If you experience one or more of these common UTI symptoms, contact Dr. Glass as soon as possible to receive early intervention and treatment.
What Causes a UTI?
The most common cause of a urinary tract infection is when bacteria enters the urinary tract through the urethra and spreads toward the bladder. This bacteria can quickly multiply to reach the point of becoming a serious infection of the urinary tract. If the infection is not treated, it may continue on to affect the kidneys and their function. Women are more prone to urinary tract infections than men due to the fact that females have a shorter urethra, which allows for a quicker introduction of bacteria to the bladder.
How is a UTI Treated?
Our providers usually treat urinary tract infections with antibiotics, though more substantial treatment may be needed if the infection has spread to other areas of the urinary system. Symptoms typically clear up within a few days of treatment, but it is often recommended to continue the antibiotics for up to a week or more. Pain medication may be prescribed in addition to the antibiotics in order to numb the bladder and urethra that often cause a very unpleasant burning sensation during urination when a UTI is present.
How Do You Prevent a UTI?
Follow these lifestyle tips in order to prevent urinary tract infections in the future:
- Drink plenty of water
- Empty your bladder as soon as you feel the urge to urinate and ensure that you have emptied your bladder completely
- Wipe from front to back
- Urinate after sex to flush out any bacteria
- Avoid feminine products that may irritate the urinary system or genital area
Schedule an Appointment for UTI Treatment in Edmond, OK Today!
Dr. Michael Glass is a board-certified gynecologist with over 38 years of experience providing gynecologic care to women throughout the Oklahoma City and Edmond area. Call (405) 341-9996 to schedule an appointment to discuss UTI symptoms at our gynecology office near Oklahoma City today!