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Urinary tract infections (UTIs) are very common. Most UTIs respond quickly to appropriate treatment.
A UTI is often called a bladder infection. However, a UTI can be an infection of the bladder, kidneys, ureters (the tubes that drain urine from the kidneys to the bladder), or urethra (the tube through which urine leaves the body).
Dignity Health provides complete care for UTI in Arizona. We have three exceptional centers of care in the Arizona area fully dedicated to women’s health services:
Use our online Find a Doctor tool for appropriate UTI diagnosis and treatment.
Signs and symptoms of a UTI are:
UTI occurs when germs (bacteria) get into the urinary tract. Common causes of UTIs include:
Prevention and treatment strategies can help you stay as healthy as possible. You may be able to prevent urinary tract infections by:
If you develop signs and symptoms of a UTI, see your doctor. He or she may order a culture of your urine to confirm the presence of bacteria and determine which antibiotic will work best. Antibiotics taken by mouth cure most UTIs in a few days. Your doctor may also give you medicine to help reduce painful urination while your body heals. Most women feel better soon after beginning treatment.
If you get many UTIs (three or more in a year), your doctor may prescribe additional antibiotics and order tests to determine the cause.
Dignity Health provides complete women’s health services, including treatment for UTI, in Arizona.