UTI Treatment Clinic in NYC
UTIs, or urinary tract infections, are common occurrences when bacteria infiltrate the urethra, typically through the skin or rectum. These infections can affect various parts of the urinary system, with bladder infections (cystitis) being the most prevalent, and kidney infections (pyelonephritis) being another type. UTIs are more prevalent in women than men and may cause symptoms such as pain during urination, fever, fatigue, and shakiness. At Avant Medical Group, our compassionate team ensures swift, accurate diagnoses and provides effective treatments to alleviate UTI symptoms and prevent recurrence. For additional information, call us or request an appointment. We are located at 233 broadway suite 2750 New York, NY 10279.
What is UTI?
A UTI, or Urinary Tract Infection, is a bacterial infection that affects any part of the urinary system, including the kidneys, bladder, ureters, and urethra. Most UTIs occur in the lower urinary tract, affecting the bladder and urethra.
What are the main causes of UTIs?
UTIs are primarily caused by the entry of bacteria into the urinary tract. The most common culprit is Escherichia coli (E. coli), a bacterium normally found in the intestines. Other causes may include sexual activity, urinary tract abnormalities, catheter use, and suppressed immune systems.
How does a UTI make you feel?
UTIs can cause various symptoms, including:
Pain or a burning sensation during urination: This is a common and often distressing symptom.
Frequent and urgent need to urinate: Individuals may feel the need to urinate more often than usual.
Cloudy or strong-smelling urine: Changes in urine color or odor can be indicative of a UTI.
Pelvic pain or discomfort: Pain in the lower abdomen or pelvic region may occur.
Fatigue and general discomfort: UTIs can cause systemic symptoms, leading to tiredness and an overall feeling of unwellness.
What will happen if UTIs are left untreated?
If UTIs are left untreated, they can lead to more severe complications, including:
Kidney infections: Untreated UTIs may progress to the kidneys, causing more serious infections (pyelonephritis).
Chronic infections: Recurrent UTIs can become chronic and significantly impact a person’s quality of life.
Sepsis: In severe cases, bacteria from a UTI can enter the bloodstream, causing a life-threatening condition known as sepsis.
Kidney damage: Persistent UTIs can contribute to kidney damage over time.
It’s crucial to seek prompt medical attention for UTIs to prevent complications and ensure effective treatment. Avant Medical Group specializes in quick, accurate diagnoses and treatments for UTIs, prioritizing patients’ well-being and preventing recurrence. For more information or to schedule an appointment, please contact us.