Urinary Tract Infection

Urinary tract infection (UTI) is where bacteria that enters from the urethra spreads to the bladder.

What are symptoms of a UTI?

  • When urinating there’s a burning sensation or sharp pain, can be a spasm feeling at the end of urinating (dysuria).
  • Needing to urinate more often than usual for you (frequency).
  • Strong need to urinate (urgency).
  • When urinating there’s blood (hematuria).
  • Soreness in low abdomen or sides or low back.

If experiencing symptoms, please call our main line 415-666-1250 (ext 0) and speak with one of our nurses

How can I prevent a UTI?

  • Drink plenty of water
  • Emptying your bladder when you have the urge or at least every 2-3 hours
  • Wipe from front to back
  • Make sure to empty your bladder after sexual intercourse
  • Avoid “feminine products”
  • If you feel any bladder irritation, make sure to avoid bladder irritating foods and drinks
    • Caffeine
    • Alcohol
    • Bubbly drinks
    • Spicy and acidic foods

For more information visit ACOG