A urinary tract infection (UTI) is an infection in any part of your urinary system — your kidneys, bladder and urethra. Most infections involve the lower urinary tract — the bladder and the urethra. Infection limited to your bladder can be painful, but more serious consequences can occur if a UTI spreads to your kidneys.
To prevent this from happening, there are several precautionary measures you can take. First, you can look for symptoms of a UTI and take action if you notice them. Some of these symptoms include a strong, persistent urge to urinate, a burning sensation when urinating, passing frequently, small amounts of urine, urine that is cloudy or red, strong smelling urine, and pelvic pain.
UTIs are more common in women and may be overlooked or mistaken for other conditions in older adults. To best prevent the pain and discomfort that comes with a UTI, please contact us at the first sign at Adult & Pediatric Urology, LLC.
There are many causes, but urinary tract infections generally occur when bacteria enter the urinary tract through the urethra and multiply. Even though the urinary system is built to defend against bacteria, if they sneak through the defenses they can end in a full-blown infection.
They are more common in women for many reasons, the female anatomy is different as a woman has a shorter urethra than a man does, which shortens the distance that bacteria must travel to reach the bladder.
Taking care of these issues is fairly simple, all you have to do is schedule an appointment with Adult & Pediatric Urology, LLC at (505) 327-9111 and speak with one of our well trained physicians. We can schedule an appointment and quickly take care of this painful issue.