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A urinary tract infection (UTI) can affect the bladder, urethra, kidneys, or ureters (tubes that drain urine from the kidneys to the bladder). Urinary tract infections are very common. Most UTI’s can be treated very successfully by an experienced gynecologist at Dignity Health.
If you’d like to learn more about our treatment options for a UTI in Sacramento or the surrounding areas, or request an appointment with a gynecologist, Find a Doctor near you today.
Urinary tract infections occur when bacteria get into the urinary tract. Common causes of UTIs include:
Signs and symptoms of a urinary tract infection include:
If you think you have the symptoms of a UTI, speak with a trusted gynecologist at Dignity Health.
When you visit a Dignity Health doctor, they will take a sample of your urine to determine the type of bacteria that is present. In most cases, antibiotics taken by mouth are used to treat a UTI. With proper treatment from a skilled gynecologist, most UTIs can be cured within a few days. Pain relievers can help relieve discomfort during the healing process.
If you have three or more UTIs in a year, your doctor may suggest additional antibiotics. If intercourse is causing a UTI, a prophylactic dose of an antibiotic may help with prevention.
The goal of our treatment and prevention strategies is to help you stay as healthy as possible. You may be able to prevent urinary tract infections by:
Look to Dignity Health for a team that is committed to your overall well-being. Reach out to us for caring treatment today.