URINARY PROBLEMS

Urinary Tract infections. The urinary tract includes your bladder, kidneys and the tubing that connects them.

Symptoms include:

  • Cloudy or smelly urine
  • Frequent urge to urinate
  • Pain or burning when you urinate
  • Tender or heavy feeling stomach

Schedule an appointment immediately if you think you have an infection and are:

  • Diabetic or if you have kidney problems or a weak immune system
  • Experiencing pain on one side of your back, under your ribs
  • Having a fever and chills
  • Nauseous and vomiting
  • Older than 65
  • Pregnant

Confirming a urinary tract infection involves taking a urinary sample to verify the presence of an infection. If one is confirmed, we’ll prescribe an antibiotic. Early treatment is key to preventing an infection from worsening; so if you detect any of the above symptoms, please do not hesitate to see us. If you have frequent infections and are a new patient, be sure to tell us so that we can discuss possible prevention methods or medications.

Urodynamic Testing

If you are experiencing frequent urinary tract infections, incontinence, or problems holding or releasing urine, we may recommend a urodynamic test. The testing varies depending on your symptoms. Usually it takes about 30 minutes and is done to check the performance of your bladder and urethra.  Urodynamic testing provides us with important information on the volume and pressure with which your bladder and urethra function. The results often help us determine a suitable a long-term treatment plan that will bring you comfort and relief.