Urinary Tract Infection Treatment in Boca Raton, FL
A Urinary tract infection, or UTI, is an infection in the urinary system that is typically found in the bladder. Urinary tract infections are more often found in women than men. The symptoms of a urinary tract infection can be painful and uncomfortable but can be easily treated by Dr. Schwartzwald when caught early on.
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Dr. Schwartzwald specializes in UTI treatment for patients in Kings Point, Deerfield Beach, and Parkland. Visit our urology clinic in Boca Raton, FL to learn more about UTI treatment and schedule your appointment today!
What are the Types of Urinary Tract Infections?
- Kidneys (acute pyelonephritis): a severe kidney infection that includes symptoms such as high fever, bloody/cloudy urine, and nausea and vomiting
- Bladder (cystitis): inflammation of the bladder caused by a bacterial infection, which typically results in frequent and painful urination
- Urethra (urethritis): burning urination with discharge
What are the Symptoms of a Urinary Tract Infection?
It is important to stay vigilant of the following signs and symptoms to help identify if you are in fact expressing signs of a urinary tract infection:
- A burning feeling when you urinate
- A frequent urge to urinate
- Frequent, small amounts of urine
- Cloudy, dark, or bloody urine
- Fever or chills
- Pelvic pain (more common in women)
If you experience one or more of these common UTI symptoms, contact Dr. Schwartzwald’s office in Boca Raton as soon as possible to receive early intervention and treatment.
What Are Some Common Causes of a Urinary Tract Infection?
The most common cause of a urinary tract infection is when bacteria enter the urinary tract through the urethra and spreads toward the bladder. This bacteria can quickly multiply to reach the point of becoming a serious infection of the urinary tract. If the infection is not treated, it may continue to affect the kidneys and their function. Women are more prone to urinary tract infections than men due to the fact that females have a shorter urethra, which allows for a quicker introduction of bacteria to the bladder.
What is the Treatment for a Urinary Tract Infection?
Our providers usually treat urinary tract infections with antibiotics, though more substantial treatment may be needed if the infection has spread to other areas of the urinary system. Symptoms typically clear up within a few days of treatment, but it is often recommended to continue the antibiotics for up to a week or more. Pain medication may be prescribed in addition to the antibiotics in order to numb the bladder and urethra that often cause a very unpleasant burning sensation during urination when a UTI is present.
How Do You Prevent a Urinary Tract Infection?
Follow these lifestyle tips in order to prevent urinary tract infections in the future:
- Drink plenty of water
- Empty your bladder as soon as you feel the urge to urinate and ensure that you have emptied your bladder completely
- Wipe from front to back
- Urinate after sex to flush out any bacteria
- Avoid feminine products that may irritate the urinary system or genital area
Schedule an Appointment for UTI Treatment in Boca Raton, FL
Dr. David Schwartzwald has 30+ years of experience in urologic care and provides urinary tract infection treatment. If you are experiencing symptoms of a UTI, contact Dr. Schwartzwald at his urology clinic in Boca Raton, FL. Please call (561) 939-0700 to request an appointment. Our office is just a short drive from Delray Beach, Deerfield Beach, Parkland, and King’s Point.