Urinary Tract Infection (UTI) Specialist
UTIs require prompt care to prevent more serious infections from developing. Embry Women’s Health is skilled in the latest methods for diagnosing UTIs and identifying the specific germs that cause them, so their Mesa, Arizona, patients can receive custom treatment for faster and more effective resolution.
Urinary Tract Infection (UTI) Q & A
What symptoms are associated with urinary tract infections?
Urinary tract infections (UTIs) usually cause symptoms such as:
- increased urgency to urinate
- inability to empty the bladder or pass more than a small amount of urine
- pain or burning when urinating
- urine that looks cloudy or has a pink tint
- urine that has a strong odor
Symptoms can range from mild to severe. Left untreated, a UTI can spread to the kidneys where it can cause chills, fever, vomiting and pain in the lower back.
What causes a UTI?
UTIs are extremely common, mostly affecting women. In most cases, a UTI develops when large numbers of bacteria enter the urinary tract and multiply, overcoming the body’s natural immune defenses and resulting in inflammation and irritation. In a few cases, they may be caused by a virus or a fungus. Rarely, a urinary tract infection can be caused by a defect in the structure of the urinary tract that makes it easier for bacteria to become trapped and multiply. Urinary tract infections can develop in any part of the urinary tract, from the urethra (the opening where urine exits to the body) to the bladder, ureters and kidneys. Some women have chronic UTIs, experiencing several infections every year.
How will my UTI be treated?
Most UTIs can be treated with antibiotics; it’s important to take the full course of antibiotics, even if you’ve begun to feel better. If the infection is caused by a structural defect or another underlying issue, other types of treatment may be needed to clear the infection and prevent it from recurring.
How can I prevent a UTI from occurring?
Drinking lots of fluids every day is the best way to keep your urinary tract healthy and flush out potentially harmful germs. Also be sure to have an exam at the first sign of symptoms.
OUR PATIENTS SAY
I first chose to come to Embry Womens Health because it was near my home and they took my insurance. I’ve been coming back because JoEllen is AMAZING! The whole office is so welcoming and comforting, I’ve moved 20 miles away and I STILL go to see JoEllen for all of my women’s healthcare. I will literally plan my days off around an appointment so I can continue being a patient here.
I can’t say enough good things about Embry Women’s Health and hope to be able to be a patient for life!
5 Stars – Yelp – 11/13/2019
I still love this place. It’s my second year as a patient here, and they still treat me so well. Every concern that I had was taken seriously and my doctor gave me some things to help with a couple of them. The office also isn’t really cold (which I’ve found to be a problem at some offices) so you won’t be freezing during your exam. She’s definitely the best doctor I have been to and recommend to every woman to look into coming here. Also, all of your test results are available online through a patient portal, and you can also schedule new appointments and fill out all of your patient information forms ahead of time on there. This makes checking in for your appointment super quick and easy.
5 Stars – Yelp – 10/31/2019
This was my first visit at this office and it was so much better then a visit I’ve had at a different gynecologist. The ladies were genuinely friendly and helpful and all very knowledgeable. They make you feel comfortable and safe. It’s so hard to find a gynecologist that fits your needs and I’m very happy to say I found mine.
5 Stars – Yelp – 4/10/2018
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Words from our patients
JoEllen is AMAZING! Not only is she professional- she makes your whole experience comfortable. If you’re looking for a professional that never judges your situation and treats you very well- I would definitely recommend this office!
5 Stars – Yelp
It is refreshing to meet a practitioner who sees the whole patient and not just a series of symptoms. JoEllen is willing to spend the time to ask questions and really listen to the responses. I have seen JoEllen several times and I have always appreciated how much time she spends with each appointment and her pragmatic approach with solutions. I feel like my health drives the appointment and not the schedule. Finding JoEllen’s practice was like finding a needle in a haystack, a caring practitioner who encourages patients to listen to their bodies and to be their own best advocate.
5 Stars – 10/11/2018
Friendly staff. JoEllen is incredibly kind, patient and answers all of my questions whenever I see her. I don’t feel like I am being rushed when I am there, it is very nice.
5 Stars – 10/4/2018
I was super impressed. NP Eva was wonderfully personable and professional. Front desk staff (thanks, Mia) was kind and thoughtful. They have snacks and drinks in the waiting room. It’s super clean and the view is lovely. It sits right on the lake at Dobson Ranch.
5 Stars – 5/24/2021
“I started seeing Joellen earlier this year and I have had nothing but good experiences every time I have gone back. She is very down to earth and listens to any concerns. I would highly recommend Embry Womens Health.”
5 stars – 09/28/2018