Bladder Infections

Bobby Jacobs, MD -  - Internal Medicine

Edgewater Medical Clinic

Bobby Jacobs, MD

Internal Medicine & Low Testosterone Specialist located in Oklahoma City, OK

If bladder infections are causing you pain, making you drop everything to find the nearest bathroom, or worse, Edgewater Medical Clinic in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, has solutions. Highly trained physician Bobby Jacobs, MD, works hard to determine the type of bladder infection you have and the best ways to fight the infection and boost your immune system. Rest assured, you can find symptom relief at Edgewater Medical Clinic. Take control of your bladder and call the office or request an appointment online to schedule your visit today.

Bladder Infections Q & A

What is a bladder infection?

A bacterium causes a bladder infection, typically bacterium found in your bowels. Your immune system has ways to protect you against infections in any part of your urinary tract, but sometimes these defenses fail, and you contract a bladder infection.

If you have any symptoms or concerns about a bladder infection, you should visit Edgewater Medical Clinic for evaluation and treatment.

Bladder infections are the most prevalent form of urinary tract infections (UTIs). When some bladder infections are left untreated, they can lead to complications, such as a kidney infection.

What are the symptoms of a bladder infection?

If you have a bladder infection, you might have certain symptoms, such as:

  • A burning sensation during urination
  • A frequent or intense urge to urine
  • Passing a small amount of urine

You might also feel a little fatigued and under the weather. If you have signs of a kidney infection, you should visit Dr. Bobby Jacobs as soon as you can. Signs of a kidney infection include nausea, vomiting, moderate to severe pain in your back or lower abdomen, and a fever.

How are bladder infections treated?

Dr. Bobby Jacobs diagnoses your bladder infection with sufficient testing, such as blood work, urine testing, imaging, a physical exam, and a comprehensive consultation. To treat your bladder infection, Dr. Jacobs might suggest:

  • Medications, such as antibiotics, pain relievers, or anti-inflammatories
  • Resting
  • Healthy lifestyle changes, such as optimal nutrition, and stress and sleep management
  • Vitamins and supplements

Dr. Jacobs might suggest hormone therapy if a hormone imbalance is making you more susceptible to getting bladder infections.

Make sure you follow Dr. Jacob’s advice, especially if you’re taking antibiotics. Even when you experience relief quickly, you should complete the entire antibiotic treatment.

Stay hydrated, but try not to drink too much water. Dr. Jacobs might also suggest evaluating your medications and diet to determine what could be worsening or contributing to your bladder problems.

Dr. Jacobs helps you decide the best way to treat your bladder infection. If you’re dealing with a bladder infection or have concerns about the health of your urinary system, call Edgewater Medical Clinic or book an appointment through the web today.