The urologists at Urology Associates provide treatment and suggestions for lifestyle changes for women experiencing chronic urinary tract infections. Bacteria are the cause of chronic, or recurrent, urinary tract infections. However, you can work with your urologist to develop a plan to avoid them. We will prescribe antibiotics and give lifestyle changes to prevent further urinary tract infections.
Recurrent urinary tract infections (UTI) refers to having 2 or more infections in six months or 3 infections in one year. Over 50% of women will have at least one UTI in their lifetime. By the time women reach age 30, approximately 25% of women have experienced symptoms of UTI.
Recurrent uncomplicated UTIs are common among young, healthy women despite having normal anatomy and physiology of the urinary tracts. If the first infection is caused by the organism Escherichia coli, women are more likely to develop a second UTI within six months compared to those with a first UTI due to another organism.
- Urine sample: This is the first routine test that will be completed to evaluate for a UTI
- CT scan or MRI
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