Millions of women, at some point, experience that urgency and discomfort known as a UTI. Urinary tract infections are the #2 infection that affects women, accounting for more than 8 million doctor visits annually, according to the National Institutes of Health. Recurring infection can be distressing. Data shows that 20 percent of patients experience a second occurrence, with 30 percent of this group developing yet another infection in the bladder or urethra. We know that urinary tract infections are caused by bacteria. Thousands of types of bacteria occur naturally in the human body. The average urinary tract infection develops when … Continue reading
The urinary system includes not only the bladder but also the ureters, the urethra, and the kidneys. When one or more of these areas becomes infected by bacteria, it is called a urinary tract infection or UTI. Urinary tract infection is one of the most commonly diagnosed bacterial infections, occurring more often in women than in men. A woman of any age may develop a urinary tract infection and, in some, infections will be a recurring problem. 95 percent of UTIs develop when bacteria multiply near the urethra and eventually enter the bladder. Most urinary tract infections are nothing more … Continue reading
Urinary tract infections are problematic whether they occur once or twice or recur with greater frequency. Recurring infections are more likely when factors such as the following exist: Genetic predisposition Abnormality in the function or shape of the urinary tract Changing estrogen levels such as in menopause Entrance of bacteria during sexual intercourse Bladder or kidney stones If I don’t have these risk factors but frequently experience UTIs, should I see a urogynecologist near me? Women who experience two or more diagnosed bladder infections over six months can benefit greatly from consulting an experienced urogynecologist such as Dr. Gandhi. The … Continue reading
Urinary tract infections, or UTIs, are a common complaint for women. In some, the problem with urinary tract infection may be ongoing. In any instance, the recommended treatment for bacterial infection in the lining of the bladder wall is antibiotics. If you have a UTI and wonder, “Why should I be treated by a urogynecologist near me?” we have an answer. Dr. Gandhi has treated many women from the Chicago and Park City areas successfully, going beyond the basics to thwart future infection. When treated early, the common urinary tract infection may respond well to a short course of antibiotics … Continue reading
Cranberry juice versus your female-focused urologist in the Park City area for urinary tract infections
Urinary tract infections, (UTIS) also commonly referred to as bladder infections, are no secret to most women. Most women, at some point in time, have the unfortunate experience of a urinary tract infection. Some, sadly, seem to develop this type of infection with great regularity. One source of urinary tract infections is the E. coli bacterium, which naturally lives in the gut and anus. This type of bacteria not only lives in close proximity to the entry point of the urinary tract, but it also has the precise structure that enables individual microbes to adhere to the walls of the … Continue reading
When most people here the term “urinary tract infection,” what they think of is an infection in the bladder. The bladder, however, is just one part of the entire urinary tract, rooming with a pair of kidneys, a pair of ureters, and the urethra. It is the kidneys, situated on each side of the spine near the mid-back, that continually filter blood for the removal of waste and extra water. Urine, composed of excess water and waste, travels through the ureters from the kidneys and comes to rest in the bladder before elimination through the urethra. With the complexity of … Continue reading
Sanjay Gandhi, M.D.
Conditions affecting the female pelvis are the focus at Partners in Pelvic Health North Shore Urogynecology. We provide effective solutions for these problems from our offices at Park City, Woodstock, and Lake Forest in Illinois.
Partners in Pelvic Health North Shore Urogynecology
Our team is headed by Sanjay Gandhi, MD, Urogynecologist. Dr. Gandhi’s specialized education included a residency in gynecology and obstetrics at Northwestern University and a three-year urogynecology fellowship. He is among a few in the country to pass the first examination in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery (Urogynecology) of The American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology. He also teaches healthcare students.