Urinary tract infections contribute greatly to why many women in Oklahoma City experience painful urination. vConfidence Certified Doctors in Oklahoma City, OK, perform UTI treatments that are non-invasive and require zero downtime to women who experience this kind of pain.
What are Urinary Tract Infections (UTIs)?
Also known as UTIs, urinary tract infections occur when the urethra, a part of the body that carries urine away from the bladder, is contaminated by bacteria hosted in the large intestine. One type of bacteria, E. coli, can travel through the bladder and reach the kidneys. Women have an extremely high chance of experiencing a UTI in their lifetime. The odds have been estimated to be as high as 50 percent.
How to Diagnose a UTI?
In over 90 percent of cases, a UTI is diagnosed when a patient experiences dysuria, lower abdominal tenderness, urination urgency and other classic symptoms of a UTI infection. Typically, physicians in Oklahoma City use a diagnostic test called the midstream culture. This test entails catching urine midstream in a sanitary manner and is the most widespread method of collecting urine for a UTI diagnosis. Patients are instructed on how to catch urine in a manner that reduces contamination from intraorbital bacteria. During urine collection, women must wipe with a sanitary cleaning solution prior to catching urine midstream for a culture.
How Does vConfidence Certified Doctors in Oklahoma City Perform UTI Treatment?
If you are experiencing pain, burning or other discomforts while urinating, you may be experiencing dysuria, which may be a sign of a urinary tract infection. vConfidence Certified Doctors in Oklahoma City provide treatment for urinary tract infections (UTIs). Treatment for a UTI is conducted during an in-office procedure where tissue-regenerating radio frequency or fractional CO2 lasers are used in order to relieve symptoms.
During this nearly painless procedure, a probe will be inserted into the vaginal canal and will deliver focused energy to the affected area. Then, a laser dot removes a tiny amount of tissue, about the size of a human hair. The body will then regenerate itself and creates healthy tissue at and around the site where the red dot was initially focused. This process stimulates collagen fiber regeneration, hydration and elasticity restoration. Moreover, the issue of vaginal atrophy, which is typically the underlying reason for UTIs, is addressed via the vaginal rejuvenation process.
If you would like to experience joy in your life again, consider getting relief from UTIs. Let the vConfidence procedure help you to alleviate all of your painful UTI-related symptoms safely and confidently. Contact an Oklahoma City vConfidence certified physician close to you today.
Dr. Lori Hansen graduated from the University of Oklahoma Medical School and completed her ENT residency at both the University of Alabama at Birmingham and the University of Oklahoma Medical Center. Dr. Hansen’s medical accomplishments are equally as noteworthy as her achievements and outreach initiatives in women’s issues.