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Gynecological Services for Women at All Stages of Life
Our specialists are proud to offer a wide range of gynecological services to help you manage your health.
We specialize in diagnosing and treating women with pelvic floor conditions, such as urinary incontinence, overactive bladder, pelvic organ prolapse, and more. Our treatment options span from behavioral therapy and medication to reconstructive surgery.
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What is a urinary tract infection (UTI)?
A UTI is where the urinary system becomes infected, including the kidneys, bladder, or urethra, due to bacteria that gets inside the system.
Most women will have a urinary tract infection at some point in their life. Our specialists can help you recover quickly.
Urinary Tract Infection Complications
Did you know that 1 out of 5 women experiences a UTI? In fact, women are 30x more likely to get one than men. It is important to seek treatment as soon as possible to reduce long-term complications.
The main danger associated with untreated UTIs is that the
- The infection may spread from the bladder to one or both kidneys.
- When bacteria attack the kidneys, the bacteria can cause a permanent reduction in kidney function.
- If you already have kidney problems, this can raise the risk of kidney failure.
Diagnosis for Urinary Tract Infections
A UTI is fairly easy to diagnose. There are two methods that providers will use to see if you have a UTI: a urinalysis (which detects the number of red and white blood cells in your urine) and a urine culture (which identifies the bacteria in your urine).
Medication is the most common treatment for a UTI, specifically antibiotics like Doxycycline, Amoxicillin, and Nitrofurantoin. If you get frequent UTIs, you should talk to your doctor about a different treatment because the body can become immune to certain antibiotics after long periods of repeated exposure to them.
Having a UTI can be painful. It's important to know the signs and symptoms so you can seek treatment immediately when you begin to experience them.
- Painful urination
- Increased need to urinate
- Pain or pressure in the pelvic area
- Blood in the urine
- Smelly urine
- Lower back pain
- Fever over 100 degrees
Treatment for Urinary Tract Infections
When to Seek Treatment
If you start experiencing any symptoms, you should contact your doctor. UTIs can become severe if left untreated for too long, causing problems in other parts of the body. The Women's Health Group is only a quick phone call away if you need to schedule an appointment.
See a Specialist in Denver for information on how to treat and prevent UTIs
If you would like to learn more about our services, our providers are happy to help. We encourage you to contact The Women’s Health Group at your nearest location today.
Taking good care of your health, staying hydrated, changing your undergarments frequently, and being mindful of the products you use near your urethra and vagina are ways to prevent a UTI.