Urinary Tract Infection(UTI)


Urinary Tract Infection (UTI) services offered in Burlington, MA

Urinary tract infections (UTI) can cause extremely painful urination and lead to serious complications if not diagnosed and treated quickly. Many women suffer from UTIs, and some of them have recurrent UTIs which requires special attention. The board-certified gynecologists at Burlington OBGYN Associates, in Burlington, MA have plenty of experience in diagnosing and treating UTIs. Call today to book an appointment or book an appointment online today.

Urinary Tract Infection (UTI) Q & A

What causes a UTI?

A urinary tract infection is caused by bacteria that infects parts of your urinary tract. This infection can happen in your:

  • Urethra
  • Bladder
  • Ureters
  • Kidneys

UTIs are not exclusive to women. Men can develop UTIs too. However, women are more susceptible to UTIs just because of the female uro-genital anatomy. In women, bacteria have to travel a very short distance to infect the urinary tract – thus making women more prone to infection. Bacteria from the gastrointestinal tract or sexual activity can spread bacteria and lead to a UTI.

What are the symptoms of a UTI?

Symptoms can vary, but usually you will have painful irritation while urination. You may also suffer from:

  • A persistent need to urinate
  • Strong urine odor
  • Burning sensation during and after urinating
  • Fever
  • Back pain
  • Blood in urine

If you have any of these symptoms you should call the specialists at Burlington OBGYN Associates to schedule a consultation.

How is UTI treated?

Experts at Burlington OBGYN Associates will collect your medical history and if necessary, order additional tests to confirm bacterial infection. Usually, antibiotics will help treat the infection. It is important to complete the full course of antibiotics, even if your symptoms subside quickly.

What complications can happen from a UTI?

Untreated UTI can result in the spread of bacterial infection to other parts of your body. Infection can progress to your bladder or even the kidneys – which can result in serious medical conditions. If infection spreads into your blood stream you may develop sepsis – a potentially life-threatening condition.

It is not advisable to wait, if you suspect you have a UTI. Call the experts at Burlington OBGYN Associates or schedule an appointment online today.