Urinary Tract Infections / Prostatitis
What are Urinary Tract Infections?
Urinary Tract Infections (UTI) are truly a burden on your urinary system. These infections include any and all infections of any part of the system including kidneys, ureters, bladder and urethra. Most urinary tract infections are going to be treated with antibiotics. Women are at a higher risk of a UTI than men.
What are the Signs of Urinary Tract Infections?
Although there are multiple symptoms for Urinary Tract Infections, they may not show any signs for a long period of time. However, if you experience any of the following symptoms, contact your Urologist to schedule an appointment as soon as possible:
- Burning sensation while urinating.
- Urinary urgency; Sometimes no urine passes.
- Cloudy looking urine.
- Any sign of blood within the urine.
- Urine that possesses a foul or strong smell.
- Pain or pressure in the pelvic area as well as your lower back.
Remember, these signs could also be your body notifying you of a much more serious underlying problem. Contact your Urologist as soon as you can if you experience any of the above symptoms.
What is Prostatitis?
Prostatitis is an infection of the prostate gland that usually results in swelling and inflammation. The prostate is a small walnut-shaped gland that produces the seminal fluid that nourishes and transports sperm. Prostatitis may sometimes cause painful or difficult urination. If the cause is bacterial, then this will be treated with antibiotics.
What are the Symptoms of Prostatitis?
Based on the actual cause of prostatitis, the signs and symptoms may very greatly. If you are experiencing any of the following symptoms, contact your health care provider as soon as possible.
- Pain or discomfort when urinating
- Urge to urinate without ability to urinate.
- Pelvic or groin pain.
- Back and lower abdomen pain.
- Blood in your semen.
- Painful ejaculation
Your urinary and sexual health are essential to your well-being. If you are experiencing any of the above symptoms, contact your health care provider.