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Findlay Women's Care

OB-GYNs located in Findlay, OH

Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)

Urinary tract infections (UTI) can cause considerable discomfort that affects your daily routine. If left untreated, these infections can end up causing severe and possibly life-threatening infections in other parts of your body. At Findlay Women’s Care, Dr. Carmen Doty-Armstrong, Dr. Dawn Hochstettler, and Dr. Kimberlee Perkins provide treatment for women in Findlay, Ohio who have UTIs.

Urinary Tract Infection Q & A

What are the symptoms of urinary tract infections?

You might not have any symptoms with a UTI, but some of these infections can cause the following:

  • Sudden and intense need to urinate
  • Low amounts of urine despite frequent need to urinate
  • Burning while urinating
  • Cloudy urine or urine that contains blood
  • Urine with a foul odor
  • Pelvic discomfort

Why do I have a urinary tract infection?

UTIs can affect different parts of your urinary tract, including your bladder, urethra, and kidneys. You develop an infection in one of these areas when bacteria enters it.

Bladder infections typically cause pelvic discomfort, blood in your urine, and pain when urinating.

Urethra infections usually cause discharge and a burning feeling when urinating.

A kidney infection, which is an emergency, causes pain in your upper back and flank, chills, nausea, high fever, and vomiting.

Your doctor at Findlay Women’s Care will determine the cause of your UTI and recommend treatment.

What are the risk factors for urinary tract infections?

Your risk of having urinary tract infections is higher when you’re a woman due to having a shorter urethra. That makes it easier for bacteria to get to your bladder and build up there. Other risk factors include:

  • Being sexually active
  • Using diaphragms or spermicidal agents for birth control
  • Having gone through menopause
  • Having a urinary tract abnormality
  • Having a blockage in your urinary tract

How are urinary tract infections treated?

If you have a simple UTI, your doctor prescribes antibiotics to clear it up. Make sure you take all of your antibiotics, even if you start feeling better. Stopping too soon or not finishing your antibiotics can cause infections to come back.

If you have recurring UTIs, your doctor at Findlay Women’s Care recommends taking low-dose antibiotics for six months or more or undergoing vaginal estrogen therapy if you’ve reached menopause. If UTIs are linked to sexual activity, you might need one dose of antibiotics after intercourse.

How can I prevent urinary tract infections?

You can take a few steps to reduce your risk of UTIs, such as drinking plenty of fluids to help get rid of bacteria in your urinary tract. Wiping from front to back after urinating and urinating after intercourse also help keep bacteria out of your urinary tract.

If you have a urinary tract infection, please contact Findlay Women’s Care to make an appointment with Dr. Carmen Doty-Armstrong, Dr. Dawn Hochstettler, or Dr. Kimberlee Perkins today.

Most Major Insurances Accepted

We are providers for most of northwest Ohio's major health insurance plans. If you have medical insurance, we are anxious to help you receive your maximum allowable benefits. Prior to your first visit, please contact your insurance company to verify that our practice is an accepted provider in your plan. Once you have confirmed your insurance plan's acceptance, we will be happy to process your insurance claims for you. Please bring 1) a copy of your current insurance card 2) Photo ID that matches the last name as the name on your insurance card. If you do not see your insurance provider please contact our office.

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Findlay Women's Care
1917 South Main Street
Findlay, OH 45840
Phone: 419-420-0904
Fax: (419) 420-1893
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