Urinary Tract Infection/Inflamation
Urinary infections and inflammation are one of the most common reasons patients will seek out the counsel of a urologist. Whether the cause is an acute cystitis or another flare-up of chronic prostatitis, a patient's urinary symptoms can have a direct bearing on their overall quality of life.
Regardless of the cause of the discomfort, a patient's urologic manifestation of their symptoms funnels down to the common issues of urinary frequency or urgency. If one thinks about it – it is the only way in which the bladder has to express itself. As a result, patients may think they have a urinary infection when it is bladder irritability. Again, it boils down to the common symptoms of urinary frequency, urgency and pain.
Many times we are able to pinpoint a cause and effectively treat it (i.e. kidney stones, urinary infections, enlarged prostate). Sometimes, though, the causes of pain and urinary symptoms are elusive and frustrating as multiple different treatment modalities do not work. Occasionally pain persists in spite of negative testing and thorough investigation.
In this section you will find a brief but comprehensive discussion on several types of infection and inflammation that are commonly seen in our office.