NY Comprehensive Women's Medical -  - Gynecologist

NY Comprehensive Women's Medical

Gynecologists located in Midtown East, New York, NY & Brooklyn, NY

Urinary Tract Infection (UTI) Specialist

UTI's require prompt care to prevent more serious infections from developing. NY Comprehensive Women's Medical 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

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.

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    "Dr. Hudson openly welcomes questions. She spends as much time with you as you want. She is kind and takes her time. All in all, she's amazing!"

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    "If you want someone who fully understands the intricacies of your condition and will answer all of your questions, Dr. Hudson is great."

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  • RateMDs

    "Dr. Hudson is extremely easy to talk to and knowledgeable. I think she has been practicing for quite some time. I have since recommended her to a friend."

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    "I saw Dr. Nikole Ostrov, and I was incredibly impressed with how kind and non-judgmental she was."

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    "Dr. Ostrov has a great bedside manner. She is friendly, knowledgeable and easy to talk to. I feel very comfortable with her."

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    "Not only is the lady at the front the nicest receptionist ever, but the place is always kept super clean! On time- real and straight to the point."

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    "This was such a pleasant experience! There was minimal waiting time. It's not often you find a doctor that seems to genuinely care about you."

    Missy J.
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    "The front desk was amazing--I stupidly forgot my insurance card and the receptionist was so gracious and helpful. The medical assistance was also very friendly."

    Elizabeth M.
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    "All of my experiences with this practice have been extremely positive. Even the medical assistants are all great! I have never waited more than 30 minutes."

    Stacey F.
  • Vitals

    "Dr. Friedman performed a DNC on me last year, he and the staff at the Lenox Hill Hospital were AMAZING. They definitely make an awkward situation VERY comfortable."

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