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 an 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 a 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.
Diagnosis of UTI
A positive urine culture is the standard method of diagnosing urinary tract infections in symptomatic men and women. Imaging studies of the urinary tract can help to identify anatomical (structural) abnormalities that predispose to infections. Common tests performed for patients with recurrent UTI are bladder ultrasound with measurement of post-void residual volume, kidney ultrasound or CT scan to evaluate for kidney stones, hydronephrosis and other abnormalities.
Dr. Alex Shteynshlyuger is a board certified urologist in NYC who specializes in treating men and women with frequent urinary tract infections (UTI).
by Charles Thompson on Jul 06, 2019
I am a 54 year-old male who is extremely happy with my care at New York Urology Specialists. I came to see Dr. Alex out of near desperation after consulting with three other urologists. Literally over one night, I began experiencing severe penile pain and burning. None of the other urologists were able to help diagnose what my problem was and seemingly didn't take my problem very seriously. In fact, one of them specifically told me at it had nothing to do with my prostate. After 6 weeks of suffering, I saw Dr. Alex. He examined me and gave me some tests and lab work. He very quickly ascertained that my problem was due to an enlarged prostate. He proscribed medicine to deal with my pain in the short-term and keep my prostate size in check over the long-term. My problem quickly disappeared. Today, 5 years later, I feel great. Dr, Alex listens to you as a patient, takes your opinion and health concerns seriously and knows his field inside-and-out so that you can get proper treatment for your problem. I can't thank him enough for diagnosing and solving my malady - you sometimes can't appreciate a problem until you have it. Getting rid of it and getting back to normal is so important - I am so glad that I saw Dr. Alex for my problem.
by Tara on Mar 17, 2019
Overall, I am happy with the services provided by Dr. Alex and his office staff. They are second to none when regarding follow-ups and getting back to you promptly, which is definitely not always the case with specialists. Furthermore, living abroad, he has offered to continue to treat me via skype and through email, which has been hugely helpful considering the medical care where I live is not as comprehensive as in the United States.
by Monique on Jan 28, 2019
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by juanito creque on Apr 11, 2018
I am very satisfied with the treatment I received at new york urology specialist and would recommend them to other patients.they are the very best.
by Jen R. on Feb 19, 2018
I saw Dr. Alex for kidney stones. I'm very pleased with the results.
by Bob Brown on Nov 19, 2017
I am writing to thank dr. Alex. He is thorough, professional, knowledgeable, helpful and friendly. I have seen him for ED and prostate issues, and he has explained all my options clearly, and found solutions that have been a great help. thank you! I highly recommend both Dr. Alex and his staff, which I find to be helpful, friendly, knowledgeable and very professional. They are a pleasure to deal with and all have been a great help.
by Clarence Brown on Sep 14, 2017
I am very much thankful for meeting Dr Alex .I had a very serious medical problem I visited many doctors but none could not help me it was very difficult for me until I visited Dr Alex after a couple visits my medical problem is no more I feel very great also I felt almost 20 years younger Dr Alex is second to none fantastic doctor. Thanks again Dr Alex from my family.
by Michael on Jul 03, 2014
I am feeling better now after visiting clinic New York urology specialists. Excellent staff and appointment on time.
by Charles M on May 23, 2013
Dear Dr. Alex – Since starting the [treatment], my cramps and burning have mostly gone. The biggest benefit is my leaking has been reduced to the lowest amount in almost 10 years. Charles M. Date: 2013
by George & Sally R on Jan 07, 2013
Dear Dr. Alex: We want to thank you for the excellent care you provided for George during his emergency operation and the follow up treatment. Your quiet, confident manner was reassuring to us during a very scary time for us. We will never forget you. George Sally R. Date: 2013
by Joanne R. on Sep 17, 2012
Dear Dr. Alex – I just wanted to write you a note to thank you for all of the care you have gave to my father during his illness. We appreciate all that you did to help my dad through his illness. We wanted to be sure to let you know how much it meant to us. Sincerely Joanne R.
by Joyce T on Feb 16, 2012
Dr. Alex Shteynshlyuger and Staff – Thank you so much for taking care of my husband Bob. Dr. Alex: I thank God everyday for you. You were an answer to prayer.
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