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Jonathan Jay
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Naples
Urology
Specialists in Urology
28930 Trails Edge Blvd.
Bonita Springs
FL
34134

Why do I keep getting urinary tract infections?

Urinary tract infections (UTIs) are caused by bacteria that grow in any part of the urinary tract. The bladder is the most common site for a UTI.  Frequent UTIs, 3 or more per year, are divided into persistent (one bacteria that doesn’t resolve with treatment) or recurrent (a separate infection, with the same or different bacteria, that has a period of resolution between infections). Causes for frequent UTIs include poor hygiene techniques, hormonal changes such as menopause, incontinence, kidney stones and intercourse to name a few.  Some serious diseases, including bladder cancer, may mimic a urinary tract infection and should be ruled out by a qualified urologist before starting treatment for frequent UTIs.

I’ve started to leak urine is this a normal part of ageing?

No, it is not a normal part of ageing but unfortunately may become more common as women age. Over 40 million women in the United States are believed to have some type of urinary leakage. There are two main types of leakage. Urge urinary incontinence which is when you have to rush to the bathroom and don’t make it in time and stress urinary incontinence which occurs with physical activity, cough or sneeze. It is most common in my practice to see women with a component of both which is a bit more complex to treat. The most important thing to know is that these conditions can be successfully treated and can vastly improve a person’s quality of life.

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