Pikes Peak Urology has lived up to its motto of “prompt, caring, and compassionate” since 1989. Our highly trained, well-rounded team of urologists consistently deliver positive patient experiences, and excellent clinical outcomes for a wide spectrum of urologic conditions. We specialize in urinary incontinence, UTIs, kidney cancer, kidney stones, erectile dysfunction, male infertility, benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), low testosterone, and prostate cancer. We also provide no-scalpel vasectomies and vaginal revitalization using the cutting-edge MonaLisa Touch laser treatment. Our dedicated practitioners have worked hard to establish Pikes Peak Urology as a leading urology practice serving the residents of Colorado Springs and the surrounding area. If you’re looking for the best urologist in Colorado Springs, look no further than the providers at Pikes Peak Urology.
Up to 12 percent of men and 60 percent of women will contract a urinary tract infection (UTI) at least once in their lifetime. We understand how frustrating and uncomfortable UTI symptoms can be, especially when they are chronic or recurring. Our expert urologists diagnose and treat UTIs in both men and women. If you’re experiencing urinary frequency, urgency, or burning/pain while urinating, reach out to the Pikes Peak Urology team by phone or request an appointment online. The sooner we can give you a UTI evaluation and treatment, the better.
A UTI occurs when bacteria travels up the urethra to your bladder, where it causes inflammation, pain, and other symptoms. Women are much more likely to develop UTIs than men because their urethras are shorter, which means the bacteria travel much faster towards the bladder. The opening to the female urethra is also close to both the vagina and anus, which are normally filled with bacteria. The bacteria from a UTI can travel to your kidneys. A kidney infection is a serious condition that can lead to a life-threatening condition known as sepsis. If you suspect you have a UTI, make an appointment with one of our urologists as soon as possible.
Symptoms of a UTI include:
In order to determine the most effective antibiotic for your UTI, your doctor will first need a urine sample to confirm that you have a UTI. Using the results from your urine test, the doctor can then decide which type of antibiotic will work best at clearing the infection, and how long you should take it.
Risk factors that increase a woman’s chances of developing a UTI include:
Risk factors that increase a man’s chances of developing a UTI include:
Women often respond to a three-day course of antibiotics, however, post-menopausal women may find that hormone replacement therapy helps prevent UTIs in the first place. Women with chronic UTIs may respond to MonaLisa Touch therapy [LINK TO VAGINAL REVITALIZATION], which rebuilds the genitourinary tissues.Men may need to be treated with a longer course of antibiotics. Anyone with a complicated UTI that is not responding to antibiotics may need intravenous antibiotics to treat or prevent a kidney infection.