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Recurrent UTI

Recurrent UTI

Recurrent UTI services offered in Bellingham and Mount Vernon, WA

Up to 44% of women with a urinary tract infection (UTI) will develop another infection within six months. To treat and prevent recurrent UTIs, Bellingham Urology Group offers a range of nonsurgical treatments in-office. The providers use antibiotics, estrogen therapy, and lifestyle changes to minimize your risk for additional infections. They also provide MonaLisa Touch®  treatments to revitalize your vaginal health and prevent recurrent UTIs. Call the Bellingham or Mount Vernon, Washington, office to schedule a diagnostic evaluation for recurrent UTI symptoms or book an appointment online today. 

What is a recurrent UTI?

A recurrent urinary tract infection describes frequent infections in the urinary tract.

UTIs develop when bacteria settle into any part of your urinary tract, including your urethra, ureters, bladder, and kidneys. The infection can trigger a range of uncomfortable symptoms and, if left untreated, can spread to other areas of your body.

Recurrent UTIs may occur because of underlying health issues like:

  • Kidney stones
  • Sexual activity
  • Urinary tract abnormalities
  • Low estrogen levels in menopause

Women are more likely to develop UTIs than men because of their shorter urinary tract. You may also be at increased risk for recurrent UTIs if you have a family history of the condition.

Bellingham Urology Group offers comprehensive care for UTIs and recurrent UTIs in men, women, and children, including diagnostic testing and customized treatment plans.

When should I seek treatment for recurrent UTIs?

You should schedule a diagnostic evaluation at Bellingham Urology Group if you have persistent symptoms of a UTI, such as:

  • Pelvic pain
  • Cloudy urine
  • Strong urge to urinate
  • Frequent urination
  • Burning or pain during urination

You should also schedule an appointment if you undergo treatment for a UTI but your symptoms don’t go away or come back within a few weeks.

Bellingham Urology Group provides on-site urine tests to confirm an infection. They also provide exams and diagnostic imaging tests to check for abnormalities in your urinary tract that contribute to recurrent UTIs.

How are recurrent UTIs treated?

The Bellingham Urology Group providers personalize a treatment plan based on the cause of your recurrent UTIs, your age, and your overall health. They may recommend one or more treatment strategies like:

  • Behavioral techniques
  • Targeted antibiotic therapy
  • Surgery to remove kidney stones
  • Surgery to correct structural abnormalities

Bellingham Urology Group also offers nonsurgical MonaLisa Touch® treatments for postmenopausal women. 

MonaLisa Touch technology uses CO2 fractional energy to improve vaginal tissue health and enhance natural lubrication to treat vaginal dryness and atrophy, which plays a role in recurrent UTIs. In-office treatments take just a few minutes and require no incisions or downtime. 

Call the Bellingham Urology Group office near you to schedule a diagnostic evaluation for recurrent UTIs or book an appointment online today.