Urinary Tract Infection

v-patient1A urinary tract infection is an infection that impacts your urinary system. A urinary tract infection can be painful and annoying, but it can also become serious if it spreads to the kidneys. When symptoms of a urinary tract infection arise, it is important to take them seriously. Typically antibiotics are used to treat urinary infections.

Symptoms of Urinary Tract Infections

  • Persistent urge to urinate
  • Burning sensation while urinating
  • Only urinating small amounts at a time, yet with a frequent urge to urinate
  • Cloudy urine
  • Odorous urine

Tests used to Diagnose Urinary Tract Infections

  • Urine samples
  • X-rays or CT scans with dye
  • Cystoscopy

Tips for Preventing Urinary Tract Infections

  • Drink plenty of water each day
  • Cut caffeine from your diet
  • Shower before and after intercourse