Urinary tract infections, or UTIs, can be extremely painful, inconvenient and, if not promptly treated, lead to serious complications. A top OB/GYN located in Plano, TX, Dr. Chowdhury, MD has extensive experience in diagnosing UTIs and providing UTI treatment for women throughout the greater Dallas area.
A UTI is an infection that occurs in any part of the urinary tract, which makes and stores urine. The urinary track is composed of the kidneys, ureters, bladder and urethra. Most UTIs are caused by bacteria entering through the urethra and affect only the urethra and bladder, both which are located in the lower portion of the urinary tract. However, if not treated promptly, the infection can spread to the ureters and into the kidneys, causing a more serious infection, called pyelonephritis.
Symptoms most commonly include:
The first-line of treatment is a course of antibiotics, which usually alleviates symptoms within a few days. However, the course of antibiotics is usually prescribed for 7-14 days. It’s important to finish the prescribed course to ensure that the UTI is fully cured. Drinking lots of water – six to eight glasses a day – can also help, by flushing out the bacteria. Patients should avoid coffee and other caffeinated products, alcohol and soft drinks while they have a UTI, as these can further irritate the bladder. Occasionally, UTIs are so severe that antibiotics need to be administered intravenously in a hospital.
Chronic UTIs are infections that don’t respond to usual antibiotic treatment or frequently recur. Treatment may involve low-dose antibiotics for an additional week after symptoms subside. Sometimes antibiotics are prescribed as routine after intercourse. Dr. Chowdhury closes monitors patients who suffer chronic UTIs to develop an individualized treatment and prevention plan.
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"My meeting with Dr. Chowdhury was very pleasant. She listened to me attentively and understood my problems."
"I just love Dr. Chowdhury and her staff! Every appointment was a very pleasant experience. She is a very sweet person"
" I had a surgery last year. She is amazing! Both as a Doctor and as a person. I would love refer anyone to her."
Dr. Julia Chowdhury is very keenly knowledgeable. She answered any & all questions to completion. Her "bed side manner" was very professional as well as loving.
I really loved my 1st experience with Dr. Chowdhury. Love her personality and love how professional she is. She was awesome and made me feel at ease throughout my visit.
She was awesome! The office was clean and comforting. She's super sweet & funny! She kept me calm..so assuring...it was just a really nice breath of fresh air
Dr. Chowdhury is amazing! I loved my experience with her. Very professional , super friendly with a relaxing sense of humor. Highly recommend her
Dr Julia and her staff are so welcoming and friendly. They're easy to talk to so you can basically ask anything without feeling embarrassed. I would recommend!
The doctor is super nice and if you're feeling nervous like myself she is a total professional who will listen to your needs and explain every step of the way.
Dr. Chowdhury, was amazing! She was pleasant and she knew exactly what I needed and she did just that. I was not in any extra pain and her bedside manner was amazing.
I love Dr. Chowdhury!! She is down to earth with a sense of humor while also being very informative and assertive. The office is nice and clean and offers great treatment
Excellent visit. I usually feel a little nervous when visiting an OB/GYN but she made me feel so comfortable.
The Doctor was very gentle during the examination procedure. She was very professional about communicating all my options. She answered all my questions patiently
if you're looking for a great OB-GYN that really cares about her patients I would choose her. She's amazing and I'm glad I have her as my OB-GYN.
I must say i was pleasantly surprised with the attitude.. calm, sweet, warm attitude of the doctor and entire staff. Highly recommend!
She is a very knowledgeable & friendly doctor who would answer all your questions patiently. My wife was very happy w/ her visit & intends to remain associated w/ her