Treatment of Bladder Infections and Kidney Infections (UTI) in Men and Women.
Urinary tract infections are very common. They are more common in women but become more common in men as men age.
Frequent UTI Treatment in Men and Women in New York City: Experienced Specialists
Experienced urologists at New York Urology Specialists treat men and women with urinary tract infections that are difficult to treat and that occur repeatedly despite treatment by the primary care physicians.
We use a rational step-wise approach to treating men and women with symptoms of UTI. By using evidence based approach based on science and highly recognized research, we are able to achieve better results for our patients.
What is a UTI?
UTI is an abbreviation that refers to Urinary Tract Infection. Urinary tract infection simply means an infection of the urinary tract. UTI can be a bladder infection, kidney infection or urethral infection. In men, bacterial prostatitis and epididymo-orchitis are often associated with UTI. Causes of UTI in women are different than in men. Treatment of UTI in men is also different.
Symptoms of UTI
Symptoms of UTI vary depending on the organs involved. It is important to note that symptoms of UTI may be caused by many other conditions. It is important to actually verify the presence of UTI before treatment as symptoms may be caused by other unrecognized medical problems.
Bladder infection can present with symptoms of bladder area or pelvic discomfort or mild pain, pain during urination, frequent urination or difficulty urinating. It can also cause blood in urine.
Kidney infection can present with flank pain, nausea and vomiting as well as fever. Typically patients feel sicker when they have a kidney infection compared to bladder infection.
Fever may or may not be present with a UTI.
Types of UTI.
- Urethritis is an infection of the urethra and typically causes burning and pain in the urethra.
- Bladder infections
- Kidney infections or pyelonephritis.
- Prostatitis is an infection of the prostate that occurs in men.
- Epididymitis (infection of the epididymis), epididymo-orchitis, orchitis (infection of the testes) occur in men.
- Sexually transmitted diseases (gonorrhea, chlamydia, Ureaplasma, mycoplasma) are a type of urinary tract infections or sexually transmitted.
Dr. Alex Shteynshlyuger is a board certified urologist in NYC who specializes in treating men and women with frequent urinary tract infections (UTI).
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