What is a Urinary Tract Infection?
Urinary tract infection (UTI) is a catch-all term for an infection that occurs anywhere in the urinary tract.
For women, this includes infections in the kidneys (pyelonephritis, characterized by fever) or bladder (also called “cystitis,” with typical painful urination, frequency and urgency). We often use the terms “UTI” and “bladder infection” interchangeably.
Nonsurgical or Surgical
Varies depending on cause and/or frequency of the UTI
Varies depending on the treatment course
Varies depending on the treatment
What It Treats
UTIs & their possible causes
Bladder wall issues
How UTI Treatment Works
Benefits of a UTI Treatment in Houston
Keeps infection from spreading to kidneys
Stops pain/burning caused by UTI
Lessens/eliminates false need to urinate
Lessens/eliminates UTI-related cramping
Stops UTI-related fatigue/malaise
a passionate, experienced medical team
About ChristiMD Medical Group
ChristiMD Medical Group provides a trustworthy and welcoming space for men and women alike, offering the most advanced medical treatments available under one roof. Dr. Christi is double board certified in urology and urogynecology, with over 26 years of experience.
We’ve helped thousands of patients across Texas experience positive, life-changing results. Better doctor. Better techniques. Better results.
Frequently Asked Questions
No, there is no one treatment for all UTIs. A urinary tract infection could come from any of several different causes, requiring different treatments.
The urinary tract consists of two parts: and upper and lower tract. The upper tract has the kidneys and ureters. The lower tract has the bladder and urethra.
Women get more UTIs than men because a woman’s urethra is much shorten than a man’s. That makes the urinary tract much closer to the external opening, where bacteria enters.
No, they’re not. Sexual intercourse can cause a UTI to develop within 24 hours, but it’s not sexually transmitted; rather, the friction that happens during coitus helps bacteria from the vagina find its way into and up the urethra.