Find relief from painful symptoms with UTI treatment in our Grapevine and Fort Worth ObGyn offices
As a dedicated women’s health practice, our Grapevine and Keller ObGyn offices provide comprehensive care to our patients. Our physicians offer clinical expertise in a compassionate, welcoming environment. We address all facets of women’s health, including UTI treatment.
Our Grapevine and Fort Worth ObGyn team discusses the prevalence of UTIs
In women, UTIs develop because of the close proximity of the urethra, the tube that transports urine from the bladder to the outside of the body near the anus. Bacteria from the intestines can easily move from the anus to the urethra, allowing a gateway for germs to travel to the bladder. Because women have short urethras, bacteria have easy access to the bladder. Infection may also spread to the kidneys if the infection is not stopped. Sexual intercourse can also contribute to the issue.
Learn to recognize the signs so you can seek UTI treatment
Experts suggest that women have a 50% chance for contracting at least one UTI at some point in their lifetimes – in fact, as many as 20% of women struggle with recurrent infections. If you suspect a UTI, your Grapevine or Fort Worth ObGyn will advise you to watch for symptoms.
- Burning sensation during urination
- Frequent, intense need to urinate, even with little output
- Pressure or pain in the lower back or abdomen
- Dark, cloudy or strong-smelling urine
- Chills and/or fever
Place your trust in the capable hands of our Grapevine and Fort Worth ObGyn team
When you visit our Grapevine or Fort Worth ObGyn practice with symptoms of a UTI, your physician will first request a urine sample so that we can test for bacteria, blood, nitrates and/or ketones in your urine. Once we confirm the presence of an infection, your physician will prescribe an antibiotic and possibly additional medication to alleviate any discomfort.
To completely eradicate the infection, make sure to finish the full course of antibiotics even if your symptoms improve.
For preventative measures, consider the following tips to avoid a UTI and UTI treatment.
- Go immediately when you feel the urge to urinate
- Empty your bladder completely
- Wipe from front to back
- Drink plenty of water
- Take showers instead of baths
- Wear cotton underwear and loose fitting clothing
- Use the bathroom right after sex
Don’t live with the pain and irritation of a UTI. Our Grapevine and Fort Worth ObGyn team can efficiently diagnose your problem and prescribe UTI treatment to get you on the road to recovery. Contact our office to schedule an appointment.