urinary tract infectionIt has been estimated that one out of five women will have a urinary tract infection (UTI) in their lifetime. As men age, they have increased chances of suffering from a UTI.  Many people realize they have a UTI due to pain during urination, foul smell while urinating, increased need to urinate, or different color urine. If you think you have a UTI, it is crucial to schedule an appointment with a Urology Specialist.

Call us today at one of our three locations for relief! We are located in Macon, Warner Robins, and Dublin to better serve you.

Myths Regarding Urinary Tract Infections

The misconceptions concerning a UTI are almost as commonplace as a UTI itself. In order to be proactive in curing a UTI, it is fundamental to differentiate the truth from the myth.

Myth: “Cranberry juice can cure my UTI.”

Truth: While cranberry juice is a great juice to drink to prevent a UTI, it does not have the necessary ingredients to cure an active UTI. While taking the necessary steps to prevent a UTI, be sure to drink pure cranberry juice and not cranberry juice cocktail.

Myth: “My body will cure my UTI with the passage of time.”

Truth: Unfortunately, time will not fix a UTI. A doctor will have to prescribe medication for you to rid your body of the infection. Shy away from home remedies that offer a quick cure for your pain. A UTI is treatable with the right antibiotics.

Myth: “A UTI can be transmitted sexually.”

Truth: No. It is not possible to spread a UTI through sexual intercourse. A UTI is an infection caused by bacteria located in the urinary tract.

Reactions to an Untreated Urinary Tract Infection

It is important to contact a Urology Specialist when symptoms of a UTI occur. If a UTI goes untreated for a prolonged amount of time, complications can occur, such as:

  • Kidney damage
  • Recurring bladder infections
  • A potentially dangerous infection called sepsis

To receive a consultation with a physician and learn whether you have a UTI or problems with recurrent UTIs, call 478-745-6576 to schedule an appointment at one of our three locations.