Urinary Tract Infection (UTI) Treatment in Sacramento, CA

A Urinary tract infection, or UTI, is an infection in the urinary system that is typically found in the bladder. Urinary tract infections are more often found in women than men.

The symptoms of a urinary tract infection can be painful and uncomfortable, but can be easily treated by a board-certified urologist like Dr. Javid Javidan at Advanced Urology when caught early on. If you’re experiencing symptoms of a UTI in the Sacramento area or would like help with future prevention, contact us today to schedule an appointment. Call our Carmichael clinic at (916) 245-2444 or our Folsom clinic at (916) 936-1010 today, or submit a request online using our secure form. We see UTI patients from throughout the Sacramento area including Sonora, Jamestown, Columbia, Soulsbyville, Angels Camp, Arnold, Altaville, Groveland, Oakdale, Turlock, Riverbank, and Modesto.

What are Considered Recurrent UTIs?

Recurrent urinary tract infections (UTI) refers to either :

  • Having 2 or more infections in six months or
  • Having 3 infections in one year

UTIs are common, with over 50 percent of women will have at least one UTI in their lifetime.

Who is at Risk for Recurrent UTIs?

You may be at risk for a UTI if you have one of the following factors:

  • If you have kidney or bladder stones
  • If you are sexually active and bacteria gets into the urethra
  • Your estrogen levels are changing during menopause
  • You have problems with the urinary tract shape or function
  • You have an inherited risk of developing bladder infections
  • You have a family history of UTIs

What Are the Types of Urinary Tract Infections?

  • Kidneys (acute pyelonephritis): a severe kidney infection that includes symptoms such as high fever, bloody/cloudy urine, and nausea and vomiting
  • Bladder (cystitis): inflammation of the bladder caused by a bacterial infection, which typically results in frequent and painful urination
  • Urethra (urethritis): burning urination with discharge


It is important to stay vigilant of the following signs and symptoms to help identify if you are in fact suffering from a urinary tract infection:

  • A burning feeling when you urinate
  • A frequent urge to urinate
  • Frequent, small amounts of urine
  • Cloudy, dark, or bloody urine
  • Fever or chills
  • Pelvic pain (more common in women)

If you experience one or more of these common UTI symptoms, contact Advanced Urology as soon as possible to receive early intervention and treatment.

What Causes a Urinary Tract Infection?

The most common cause of a urinary tract infection is when bacteria enters the urinary tract through the urethra and spreads toward the bladder. This bacteria can quickly multiply to reach the point of becoming a serious infection of the urinary tract. If the infection is not treated, it may continue on to affect the kidneys and their function. Women are more prone to urinary tract infections than men due to the fact that females have a shorter urethra, which allows for a quicker introduction of bacteria to the bladder.

Treatment for a Urinary Tract Infection in Carmichael, CA

Our providers usually treat urinary tract infections with antibiotics, though more substantial treatment may be needed if the infection has spread to other areas of the urinary system. Symptoms typically clear up within a few days of treatment, but it is often recommended to continue the antibiotics for up to a week or more. Pain medication may be prescribed in addition to the antibiotics in order to numb the bladder and urethra that often cause a very unpleasant burning sensation during urination when a UTI is present.

Tips to Prevent a Urinary Tract Infectionwoman drinking water.

Follow these lifestyle tips in order to prevent urinary tract infections in the future:

  • Drink plenty of water
  • Empty your bladder as soon as you feel the urge to urinate and ensure that you have emptied your bladder completely
  • Wipe from front to back
  • Urinate after sex to flush out any bacteria
  • Avoid feminine products that may irritate the urinary system or genital area

Schedule a UTI Consultation

If you think you are experiencing symptoms of a urinary tract infection or have any additional questions on prevention in the Sacramento area, contact Advanced Urology today in Folsom at (916) 936-1010 or in Carmichael at (916) 245-2444. You can also request an appointment through our secure online form. Urologist Javid Javidan, MD is board-certified by the American Board of Urology and has extensive experience accurately diagnosing and effectively treating UTIs.

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