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Urinary Tract Infection (UTI) – Women

What It Is

What is

Urinary Tract Infection (UTI) – Women

A urinary tract infection (UTI) is an incredibly common condition. It’s caused when bacteria from the urethra reach the bladder and cause an infection. For this reason, it’s also known as a bladder infection or cystitis. UTIs affect some women more than others, especially those with shorter urethras.

We are unable to treat patients with severe symptoms and indicators of a progressively spreading infection, including fever, debilitating pain, vomiting, and other signs. We also recommend that expecting and nursing mothers and those with preexisting kidney or bladder conditions also seek more specialized in-person treatment or emergency care.

Our Treatment

Typical Treatments Include

Simple infections are treated with:

  • Cephalexin
  • Trimethoprim
  • Other antibiotics

More severe and complex UTIs and kidney infections may be treated with a group of antibiotics called fluoroquinolones, which include:

  • Ciprofloxacin (Cipro)
  • Levofloxacin (Levaquin)
  • Other fluroquinolones

Our healthcare providers may also prescribe medications that numb the bladder and urethra in order to relieve the pain or burning during urination.