Urinary Tract Infection Treatment in Tallahassee, FL
Treatment for urinary tract infection treatments usually include antibiotics and occasionally medication to soothe the pain. Contact Panhandle Men’s Health for treatment.
A Urinary tract infection, or a UTI, is an infection in the urinary system that is typically found in the bladder. While urinary tract infections are more often found in women, men can still be infected with a UTI. The symptoms of a urinary tract infection can be painful and uncomfortable.
Dr. Kenneth DeLay is an expert in treating UTIs. If you’re experiencing symptoms of a urinary tract infection, contact Panhandle Men’s Health today to schedule an appointment with Dr. Delay at his office in Tallahassee, FL.
What type of Treatment Exists for a Urinary Tract Infection?
Urologists usually treat urinary tract infections with antibiotics. Symptoms typically clear up within a few days of treatment, but it may be recommended by your urologist to continue the antibiotics for up to a week or more. Pain medication may be prescribed in addition to the antibiotics that numbs your bladder and urethra to relieve the burning while urinating.
What are the Different Types of Urinary Tract Infection?
- Kidneys (acute pyelonephritis): a severe kidney infection that includes symptoms that include high fever, bloody/cloudy urine and nausea and vomiting
- Bladder (cystitis): inflammation of the bladder, caused by a bacterial infection, results in frequent and painful urination
- Urethra (urethritis): burning urination with discharge
What are the Symptoms of a UTI?
It is important to keep out for the following signs and symptoms to help identify if you are 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
It is important to contact your urologist if you are experiencing any signs or symptoms of a urinary tract infection.
What are the Common Causes of a Urinary Tract Infection?
The most common cause of a urinary tract infection is when bacteria enters the urinary tract through the urethra and begin to enter the bladder. This leads to the bacteria multiplying and may grow into a full-blown infection of the urinary tract. If the infection is not treated, it may continue on to infect the kidneys. Women are more prone to urinary tract infections than men due to having a shorter urethra, which allows a quicker introduction to bacteria to the bladder.
Are the Any Tips on Preventing a Urinary Tract Infection?
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 need to go and ensure that you have emptied your bladder completely
- Wipe from front to back
- Urinate after sex to flush any bacteria away
- Avoid irritating feminine products
Get Treatment for UTIs at Panhandle Men’s Health
If you think you are experiencing symptoms of a urinary tract infection or have any additional questions on prevention, contact Dr. Kenneth DeLay at Panhandle Men’s Health by calling (833) 437-3352 or submit an appointment request form online.