Urinary Tract Infection Treatment in Houston, TX
Experiencing symptoms of a urinary tract infection (UTI) and seeking professional help? Look no further than Dr. Jonathan Clavell, a highly skilled and board-certified urologist located in Houston, Texas. With his extensive expertise and commitment to patient care, Dr. Clavell offers comprehensive testing and treatment options for UTIs.
When it comes to your urological health, you deserve the best care possible. Dr. Jonathan Clavell is dedicated to providing personalized attention and accurate diagnoses, ensuring that you receive the most effective treatment plan tailored to your specific needs. At our state-of-the-art urology clinic in Houston, Dr. Clavell utilizes advanced diagnostic tools and techniques to assess and identify the underlying cause of your UTI symptoms. He believes in the importance of a comprehensive approach, taking the time to thoroughly evaluate your condition to determine the most appropriate treatment option.
To schedule an appointment with Dr. Clavell, please call (713) 652-5011. Dr. Jonathan Clavell’s urology clinic is conveniently located in Houston, TX, making it easily accessible for patients in the surrounding areas
Types of Urinary Tract Infections
- Kidneys (acute pyelonephritis): a severe kidney infection that includes symptoms such as a high fever, bloody/cloudy urine, and nausea and vomiting
- Bladder (cystitis): inflammation of the bladder caused by a bacterial infection, which typically results in frequent and painful urination
- Urethra (urethritis): burning urination with discharge
Symptoms of a Urinary Tract Infection
It is important to stay vigilant of the following signs and symptoms to help identify if you are in fact suffering from a urinary tract infection:
- A burning feeling when you urinate
- A frequent urge to urinate
- Frequent, small amounts of urine
- Cloudy, dark, or bloody urine
- Fever or chills
- Pelvic pain (more common in women)
If you experience one or more of these common UTI symptoms, contact Dr. Clavell as soon as possible to receive early intervention and treatment.
Common Causes of a Urinary Tract Infection
The most common cause of a urinary tract infection is when bacteria enters the urinary tract through the urethra and spreads toward the bladder. This bacteria can quickly multiply to reach the point of becoming a serious infection of the urinary tract. If the infection is not treated, it may continue on to affect the kidneys and their function. Women are more prone to urinary tract infections than men due to the fact that females have a shorter urethra, which allows for a quicker introduction of bacteria to the bladder.
Treatment for a Urinary Tract Infection
Our providers usually treat urinary tract infections with antibiotics, though more substantial treatment may be needed if the infection has spread to other areas of the urinary system. Symptoms typically clear up within a few days of treatment, but it is often recommended to continue the antibiotics for up to a week or more. Pain medication may be prescribed in addition to the antibiotics in order to numb the bladder and urethra that often cause a very unpleasant burning sensation during urination when a UTI is present.
Tips to Prevent a Urinary Tract Infection
Follow these lifestyle tips in order to prevent urinary tract infections in the future:
- Drink plenty of water
- Empty your bladder as soon as you feel the urge to urinate and ensure that you have emptied your bladder completely
- Wipe from front to back
- Urinate after sex to flush out any bacteria
- Avoid feminine products that may irritate the urinary system or genital area
Schedule an Appointment for UTI Treatment in Houston, TX
If you think you are experiencing symptoms of a urinary tract infection or have any additional questions on prevention, board-certified urologist Dr. Jonathan Clavell is here to help! He will take the time to provide you with a comprehensive diagnosis to determine the best treatment option for you. To schedule an appointment at our urology clinic in Houston, TX, call (713) 652-5011.