Starting An ORC Treatment For A UTI? 5 Signs You Should See Your Gynecologist First

If you get UTIs from time to time, you might think you can forgo the trip to the gynecologist. That's not the case though. You might not realize this, but UTI symptoms can mimic the symptoms of other types of infections. That's why it's important for you to visit a gynecologist whenever you think you have a UTI. If you're not sure what symptoms to watch for, read the list provided below. If you're dealing with any of the symptoms described below, you need to see your gynecologist right away. You could have a vaginal infection that needs immediate treatment. 

Strong-Smelling Urine

If the smell of your urine has changed, it's time to pay attention. Urine odors can develop minor changes. But, you shouldn't notice significant changes. This is especially true with regard to the type of odor changes you experience. Strong-smelling urine can be a sign of infection. Two changes to watch for include fish or ammonia odors. Does your urine smell like fish or ammonia? If so, make an appointment with your gynecologist right away. Those odor changes could be a sign of an infection. 

Bladder Discomfort

When you urinate, you should feel immediate relief inside your bladder. That's a sign that you've emptied your bladder. When there's a problem inside your bladder, you might not get that relief. In fact, you may continue to experience discomfort. That discomfort could be a sign that your bladder is fighting an infection. If you feel discomfort after urination, call your gynecologist as soon as possible.

Burning Sensation

If you feel a burning sensation when you urinate, don't start an over-the-counter UTI treatment yet. Contact your gynecologist instead. Burning during urination is a common symptom of UTIs. But, it can also be a symptom of other vaginal infections as well. To get the right type of treatment, you should see your gynecologist. 

Urine Leakage

If you've been dealing with urine leakage, visit your gynecologist. You might think you have a UTI, but that might not be the case. There are several reasons for urine leakage. A urinary tract infection is one of those reasons. But, pelvic organ prolapse can also cause your bladder to leak urine. Talk to your gynecologist before you start your own treatment. 

Pelvic Pain

If you're dealing with pelvic pain, don't wait to see your gynecologist. Pelvic pain can stem from a variety of medical issues. UTIs and other vaginal infections are common causes of pelvic pain. You should seek medical attention as soon as you develop any type of vaginal pain.

Reach out to a gynecologist for more information. 

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Handling High Risk Pregnancy: What You Should Know

Although my first pregnancy was uneventful, my second was more of a struggle. It was riddled with bouts of severe and lasting morning sickness, blood sugar problems, and many more complications. Finding myself immersed in care for what became a high-risk pregnancy was scary, and I didn't have anyone I could talk to about my fears. I did a lot of research on my own in addition to talking with my doctors. Now that my child has arrived, I wanted to share what I learned with others who may be facing the same thing. I hope that the information here helps you to talk with your OBGYN about your concerns and to understand your pregnancy a little better.



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