Urinary Tract Infection Specialist Houston, TX
Many individuals think of urinary tract infection (UTI) as a minor disease that can be cured easily. But the development of chronic or complicated UTIs requires extensive and specialized treatment to eradicate the problem. At Sharaf Diwan – MD, Dr. Diwan has years of experience treating UTIs that cannot be improved with conventional treatment. If you live in Houston, Texas, or nearby areas, schedule an appointment with our urinary tract infection specialist by calling the clinic or using this online form.
Types of Urinary Tract Infections
- Kidneys (acute pyelonephritis): a severe kidney infection with symptoms such as Cloudy, dark, or bloody urine, fever, and nausea.
- Bladder (cystitis): swollen bladder due to bacterial infection, causing frequent and painful urination.
- Urethra (urethritis): burning urination with discharge
Symptoms of a Urinary Tract Infection
Monitor the following signs and symptoms so you can easily identify if you are experiencing UTI.
- A burning sensation when you urinate
- Frequent urination
- Cloudy/bloody urine
- High fever
- Pelvic pain (more common in women)
When having one or more of these urinary tract infection symptoms, contact our specialist Dr. Diwan right away for early diagnosis and treatment for your problem.
Causes of a Urinary Tract Infection
The most typical cause of urinary tract infection is bacteria traveling up to the urinary tract through the urethra and spreading toward the bladder. The bacteria can quickly breed and become a severe urinary tract infection. Delaying the treatment can increase the risk of damage to the kidneys.
What is a complicated urinary tract infection?
Compared to women, UTIs in men are more complicated because of the extended prostate, and infection in men can also spread faster to their kidneys.
A complicated UTI occurs in men and women if any of the below issues develops:
- Chronic UTIs
- UTI during pregnancy
- UTI in patients with a weak immune system
- UTI in kidney transplant patients
- UTI in patients with kidney disease
- UTI caused by an abnormal microorganisms
- UTI after insertion of tubes, stents, or catheters
A clogged urinary tract due to a lump, kidney stones, or structural fault also indicates a complicated UTI.
How are urinary tract infections treated?
Antibiotics are the first line of defense against standard urinary tract infections. Any condition linked to UTI will require additional treatment.
Complicated UTIs require specialized treatment and care. Chronic UTIs and those that resist antibiotics can cause sepsis. It is a condition that forms when your body sends chemicals to kill persistent infection but activates swelling all over the body.
Schedule an Appointment for UTI Treatment in Houston, TX
If the symptoms of urinary tract infection are making your life miserable or you have any other queries, don’t hesitate to contact the American Board Of Internal Medicine certified Dr. Sharafali Y. Diwan. He will examine your condition thoroughly and design a treatment plan tailored to your specific needs. To schedule an appointment with our urinary tract infection specialist in Houston, TX, call (832) 604-0005.