UTIs can affect both men and women, although women are most prone to developing them, often as a side effect of sexual intercourse. If you feel pain during sexual activity or in your lower pelvic area, or burning while urinating, schedule an appointment with Dr. Shenouda and request a urinalysis.
Once the urinalysis confirms that you have a UTI, Dr. Shenouda can prescribe medication based on the specific type of bacteria that is causing it. Generally, antibiotics are the best way to treat a UTI. To alleviate your symptoms as quickly as possible, you should drink plenty of fluids to flush out lingering bacteria.
For recurring UTIs, Dr. Shenouda may prescribe low-dose antibiotics for a longer period of time. If you’re also postmenopausal, he might recommend estrogen therapy, since low estrogen levels can make you more prone to UTIs.
To get started with family planning or birth control, book an appointment at the office of Emile Shenouda, MD, through the online scheduling feature, or over the phone.