UTI Treatments, Causes, and Symptoms
A urinary tract infection (UTI) is not pleasant to experience or discuss, but it is far more common than most people realize. It is estimated that 50% to 60% of all women will experience a UTI at least once within a lifetime, and many women are predisposed to experience recurring infections within three months of the initial onset.
Women's UTI Services in Troy & Rochester Hills, MI
At Oakland Macomb, our specialists treat the symptoms that accompany urinary tract infections and make an effort to educate those receiving care on how to ensure that any infection, once appropriately addressed, does not return. The needs of women change as they age, and vaginal health can impact the entire body. Inadequate treatments, unsanitary habits, and delaying necessary well-care visits or annual checkups are the three main reasons that women develop recurring UTI infections.
How to treat a UTI
The types of treatment offered for UTIs can include prescription antibiotics, over-the-counter medication, or holistic remedies that our women’s health experts have found to be efficient. All women are different, and there is no one-size-fits-all when it comes to gynecological care. This is why our experienced practitioners make every effort to design a treatment plan that is most effective and comfortable for every woman that walks through our doors. Further, just because a particular over-the-counter medication helped to alleviate a gynecological issue for you in the past, following the same steps when noticing similar symptoms without the advice of your care provider can fail to heal subsequent occurrences, and may even exacerbate an underlying issue.
The causes behind UTIs can vary widely, and your gynecological health care provider will do their best to discuss how each patient can protect themselves from recurrence. The female urinary tract includes the kidneys, bladder, ureters, and urethra, so an infection in any part of the system is referred to by the same title. Since infections are well-known to be caused by bacteria, it is often possible to trace the action or behavior that may have led to exposure. Identifying the origin is essential to obtain relief from symptoms while working to cure the infection.
Common UTI Symptoms
Symptoms of UTIs are experienced differently for many women. In general, if you are experiencing any of the following, it is time to reach out to our experienced women's health experts without delay:
Since the different parts of the urinary tract can be affected differently by the same strain of the infection, it is also important to monitor yourself for symptoms that may indicate a more serious infection. If any of the above symptoms are accompanied by a high fever, shaking, chills, nausea, or vomiting, then please schedule an immediate visit to one of our convenient locations in the Detroit area
What to expect
The practitioners at Oakland Macomb are proud to offer individualized care. Diagnoses and treatment often varies woman to woman; getting to know our patients we are able to provide insight, recommendations, and assistance with certain issue. These include matters that can often be overlooked or ignored when seeing a variety of specialists. Treatment is most effective when providers work as a team and involve the patient with decision making, ensure proper education, and encourage follow-up visits for wellness.
Contact Oakland Macomb OBGYN today to experience compassionate and sensitive care delivered in comfortable and cutting edge facilities.