Urinary tract infections, commonly referred to as UTIs, are a common health condition affecting women and are a leading cause of urinary pain, urgency, and frequency among females. vConfidence Certified Doctors in New York City are now offering an innovative treatment for UTIs and their associated symptoms.
What Are Urinary Tract Infections (UTIs)?
The urethra carries urine from the bladder so that it can be removed from the body. A woman’s urethra is shorter than a man’s, which is why females are far more likely to experience a urinary tract infection. Women have a 50 percent chance of having a urinary tract infection at some point in their life. The infection develops when bacteria from the large intestine travels up the urethra to the bladder or kidneys.
How to Diagnose a UTI?
In most instances, symptoms are often enough to diagnose a urinary tract infection in a non-pregnant, healthy adult woman in New York. The most common UTI symptoms include:
- Painful urination;
- Urinary urgency;
- Frequent urination; and,
- Tenderness in the lower abdomen.
To confirm the diagnosis, a vConfidence Certified Doctor in New York may perform a urine culture. A midstream, clean-catch technique is typically used to collect the specimen to reduce the likelihood that the sample will be contaminated by introital bacteria. The patient is instructed to clean the area with an aseptic solution. She then collects the sample midstream.
How Do vConfidence Certified Doctors Treat a Urinary Tract Infection in New York?
Urinary tract infections typically cause dysuria, which is characterized by burning or discomfort when urinating. The vConfidence treatment in New York can alleviate dysuria and other UTI symptoms through the use of laser technology. During a non-invasive, in-office procedure, the laser probe is placed inside the vaginal canal where it delivers a burst of controlled energy. The laser creates tiny wounds in the vaginal lining that are about the diameter of a hair. These micro injuries trigger the body’s healing response to regenerate vaginal tissue and reverse the atrophy that is often a contributory cause of urinary tract infections. The procedure is quick, painless, and does not require downtime.
The safe and effective vConfidence treatment is helping women in New York, NY, find relief from urinary tract infection symptoms. Find a vConfidence doctor near you today.
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