Urinary Tract Infection
Urinary Tract Infection is a broad term that covers infections of the entire urinary tract. Other names imply infections of particular areas.
- Pyelonephritis Infection of the Kidney
- Ureteritis Infection of the Ureter
- Cystitis Infection of the Bladder
- Epididymitis Infection of the Epididymis
- Prostatitis Infection of the Prostate
- Orchitis Infection of the Testicle
- Urethritis Infection of the Urethra
Sexually Transmitted Diseases are infections of any of the above organs by organisms or viruses that are passed by sexual contact.
“UTI” can be devastating, life threatening emergencies, a chronic disturbance or completely asymptomatic. We often try to cultures to grow and identify bacteria – to prescribe the correct antibiotic. Some infections and bacteria are treated without culture as we often know the correct antibiotic to use for certain bacteria.
Difficult to treat and resistant bacteria are increasingly common and include Methicillin Resistant Staph Aureus (MRSA) , and Vancomycin resistant Enterococcus.