Many women suffer from painful urination caused by urinary tract infections, also known as UTIs. Our vConfidence Certified Doctors in Scottsdale, Arizona, offer safe and effective treatment for women experiencing UTI symptoms. The procedure is non-invasive, and there is no downtime.
What Are Urinary Tract Infections (UTI)?
At least 50 percent of women experience a UTI during their life. The infection occurs when E. coli or other bacteria from the large intestine enter the urethra. The urethra is responsible for transporting urine from the bladder so that it can be dispelled from the body. When bacteria enter the urethra, they can travel to the bladder or the kidney.
How to Diagnose a UTI
In an otherwise healthy, non-pregnant woman, the diagnosis is often based on the symptoms, which include painful urination, urinary urgency and frequency, and tenderness in the lower abdomen.
The diagnosis is normally confirmed through a midstream, clean-catch urine culture. This technique of collecting the specimen lessens the possibility of contamination by bacteria located in the perineal area. The woman washes the area with an aseptic solution and collects the sample mid-stream.
How Does vConfidence in Phoenix and Scottsdale Perform UTI Treatment?
The vConfidence treatment performed by our certified Scottsdale and Phoenix physicians uses fractional CO2 or radiofrequency lasers to regenerate tissue and relieve urinary symptoms of pain, burning, urgency, and frequency. During the outpatient procedure, a probe is inserted into the vagina. The laser then delivers controlled energy to remove an area of tissue approximately the diameter of a human hair, which stimulates the body’s natural healing process. The regeneration of collagen at the site helps to restore hydration and elasticity to the vaginal tissue. This aids in reversing vaginal atrophy, which often contributes to the development of urinary tract infections. Since the procedure is non-invasive, there is no pain, and you are free to resume your normal activities immediately after the treatment.
Women in Phoenix and Scottsdale no longer have to live with pain or limit their activities because of urinary tract infections. If recurrent or chronic urinary tract infections are causing you pain or keeping you from living an active life, vConfidence can help. Contact us today for more information or to find a vConfidence doctor near you.
Dr. Lela Gilbert Lewis is a board-certified gynecologist practicing in the Phoenix and Scottsdale areas of Arizona. She founded Concierge Women’s Care to provide a fully tailored personal experience to each and every patient she provides care.