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Urinary Tract Infections

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A urinary tract infection (UTI) is an infection that occurs in any part of your urinary system, including the kidneys, ureterus, bladder and urethra.

There are three different types of infections: urethritis, cystitis and pyelonephritis. If you are experiencing burning during urination, frequent urination, cloudy or reddish brown urine, you may have one of these infections.

While there are over-the-counter medicines to treat most routine urinary tract infections, these infections can cause serious problems if they are not properly diagnosed and treated.

If you are diagnosed with a urinary tract infection, turn to Jefferson's expert obstetricians and gynecologists and urologists who can provide accurate diagnosis and treatment for this condition and help to alleviate the symptoms.

Women are more likely to get UTIs than men are. If you are a woman diagnosed with cystitis or pyelonephritis by your gynecologist, they may recommend you see a urologist as these conditions affect the bladder and kidneys.

Our urologists have sophisticated capabilities for testing bladder function. Through a variety of procedures, we can assess bladder pressures and urine flow, enabling us to recommend an appropriate course of treatment for a variety of bladder and urinary conditions.

Established in 1904, Jefferson's Department of Urology is among the oldest and largest in the United States with internationally recognized experts in all major fields of urology, including treating urinary tract infections.