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SoHo Gynecology

Gynecologists located in Soho, New York, NY

Urinary Tract Infection (UTI) Specialist

UTI's require prompt care to prevent more serious infections from developing. SoHo Gynecology is skilled in the latest methods for diagnosing UTI's and identifying the specific germs that cause them, so their New York City patients can receive custom treatment for faster and more effective resolution.

Urinary Tract Infection (UTI) Q & A

SoHo Gynecology

What symptoms are associated with urinary tract infections?

Urinary tract infections (UTIs) usually cause symptoms such as:

  • increased urgency to urinate

  • inability to empty the bladder or pass more than a small amount of urine

  • pain or burning when urinating

  • urine that looks cloudy or has a pink tint

  • urine that has a strong odor

Symptoms can range from mild to severe. Left untreated, a UTI can spread to the kidneys where it can cause chills, fever, vomiting and pain in the lower back.

What causes a UTI?

UTIs are extremely common, mostly affecting women. In most cases, a UTI develops when large numbers of bacteria enter the urinary tract and multiply, overcoming the body's natural immune defenses and resulting in inflammation and irritation. In a few cases, they may be caused by a virus or a fungus. Rarely, a urinary tract infection can be caused by a defect in the structure of the urinary tract that makes it easier for bacteria to become trapped and multiply. Urinary tract infections can develop in any part of the urinary tract, from the urethra (the opening where urine exits to the body) to the bladder, ureters and kidneys. Some women have chronic UTIs, experiencing several infections every year.

How will my UTI be treated?

Most UTIs can be treated with antibiotics; it's important to take the full course of antibiotics, even if you've begun to feel better. If the infection is caused by a structural defect or another underlying issue, other types of treatment may be needed to clear the infection and prevent it from recurring.

How can I prevent a UTI from occurring?

Drinking lots of fluids every day is the best way to keep your urinary tract healthy and flush out potentially harmful germs. Also be sure to have an exam at the first sign of symptoms.

Testimonials

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  • Vitals

    "It's such a wonderful place to be cared for. You feel comfortable the minute you walk in. Very rare to find a doctor and facility like this where you truly are family."

    B. Rivera
  • Vitals

    "I wish there were more doctors who did this kind of work, with the thoroughness that Dr. Harris displays."

    Rose J.
  • RateMDs

    "Dr Harris is an excellent doctor. If you need a specialist because of pelvic pain or pain with sex, this is who you need to go to."

    Verified Patient
  • RateMDs

    "Dr. Harris spends plenty of time with me and treats me as a person, not just a patient. I never feel rushed at SoHo Gynecology. I can't recommend her more highly."

    Verified Patient
  • Healthgrades

    "Dr. Blume is a phenomenal obstetrician/gynecologist . She's very professional, approachable and down to earth. She's delivered both of my baby girls..."

    Haydee S.
  • RateMDs

    "Dr. Blume is the best of the best. Down to earth, easy to talk to, extremely knowledgeable, and the most thorough Dr. I have ever seen."

    Verified Patient
  • RateMDs

    "She is the best doctor ever. I will be following her. She treat you like family and is always very honest."

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  • RateMDs

    "She's a great doctor and such a sweet woman. She's always made me feel so comfortable and relaxed. Can't speak highly of her enough!"

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    "She is truly the best doctor. Very caring, client centered, and empathetic. Their are very few doctors like her existing anymore."

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Location
SoHo Gynecology
430 West Broadway, Second Floor
Soho

New York, NY 10012
Phone: 646-290-9560
Fax: 212-532-4362
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646-290-9560

SoHo Gynecology
430 West Broadway
Second Floor
New York, NY 10012