What is a urinary tract infection?

A urinary tract infection (UTI) occurs when bacteria enters the urinary tract and multiplies. The infection can occur in any part of your urinary system:​​

  • Bladder

  • Urethra

  • Ureters

  • Kidneys

 Bacteria in the gastrointestinal tract or in the vagina causes most of the UTIs.

What are the symptoms of a UTI?

Different types of UTIs produce various symptoms. You may not experience any symptoms with a urinary tract infection, or you may notice:​

  • A persistent urge to urinate

  • Pain or burning while urinating

  • Strong-smelling, cloudy, or bloody urine

  • Pelvic pain

Untreated, a UTI causes additional medical complications when the infection spreads to other parts of the body, especially the kidneys. If the infection enters the kidneys, you may require hospitalization.

Are treatments available for UTIs?

Dr. Asfouri may prescribe antibiotics to cure the UTI or recommend medication to relieve the pain and burning sensations when you urinate. Chronic UTIs can recur frequently and might not respond to routine treatment requiring further investigation.

Burning or pain while urinating may indicate you have a urinary tract infection (UTI). UTIs are common, and an accurate and prompt diagnosis is essential for effective treatment. At Austin Southwest OBGYn in South Austin Dr. Asfouri offers the comprehensive diagnosis of and treatment for urinary tract infections (UTI) to alleviate pain and cure the infection. 


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