If your urine is pinkish or cloudy and has a strong odor, it’s likely that you have a urinary tract infection (UTI) and need attentive care at Arizona Infectious Disease. Dr. Aman Dalal treats men and women in Peoria, Arizona, who suffer from UTIs and other infectious diseases. Call the office to schedule an appointment or book online now.
A UTI is an infection in your urinary tract, which includes your urethra, ureters, bladder, and kidneys. It occurs when bacteria gets into the urinary tract via the urethra, the thin tube that transports urine from the bladder. There are three main types of UTIs:
Cystitis is the most common UTI. Women get UTIs more frequently than men.
Signs that you have a UTI include:
You may also experience fever and chills. If your fever persists or gets too high, it may mean that the infection has travelled to your kidneys. In that case, you should call Dr. Dalal right away at Arizona Infectious Disease.
Bacteria that naturally live around the colon and rectum can make their way to the urinary tract. There are several ways bacteria can access the urinary tract and cause a UTI:
Hormonal changes, such as those during pregnancy or menopause, are also a common cause for the development of a UTI.
Men and women are more susceptible to UTIs if they:
In addition, men with enlarged prostates are more prone to UTIs.
After a comprehensive examination and a review of your health history, Dr. Dalal writes a custom treatment plan. He typically recommends a course of antibiotics to kill the bacteria and infection. Even when you begin to feel better and your symptoms decrease, it’s important to complete the full length of your prescription to keep the UTI from recurring.
To get immediate relief from your UTI, call Arizona Infectious Disease or use the online scheduler to book now.