September is Urology Awareness Month! Denver, CO

It is estimated that one in two of us will be affected by a urological condition at some point in our lifetime. So without a doubt, urological concerns are extremely common! The good news is that most urological conditions can be treated with early detection and diagnosis.

And there’s more good news: You are definitely in the right place at Aguirre Specialty Care! Did you know that Dr. Aguirre is a fellowship-trained urogynecologist who has been successfully treating bladder and bowel disorders for decades? Aguirre Specialty Care offers state-of-the-art treatments for several urological disorders including urinary incontinence and painful bladder syndrome/interstitial cystitis.

Here are the answers to some of your most frequently asked questions about urology to help you stay ahead of your urologic health:

What is urology?

Urology involves all the parts of your body that produce, store and get rid of urine. For women, this means your kidneys, ureters, bladder and urethra.

What’s the most common urological concern among women?

You can probably guess this! Most women experience at least one urinary tract infection (UTI) in their lifetime. Some women suffer from several UTIs. UTIs occur when bacteria or something else infects your bladder, urethra or kidneys.

What are the signs of a UTI?

Possible UTI symptoms include:

  • Constant urge to urinate
  • Burning sensation when urinating
  • Pelvic pain
  • Passing frequent, small amounts of urine
  • Urine that appears cloudy

Can a UTI be confused with other urological diseases?

Yes. A UTI shares many symptoms with interstitial cystitis (IC), also known as painful bladder syndrome. Interstitial cystitis is a chronic inflammation of the bladder and is not caused by bacteria. However, an untreated UTI can cause chronic bladder inflammation and lead to IC. That’s why early diagnosis and treatment are key to maintaining optimal urological health!

How do I get treatment?

Your first step is calling Aguirre Specialty Care to schedule a personal consultation. Dr. Aguirre and his team are ready to help you get to the source of your symptoms and find lasting solutions! Please call us at 303-322-0500 or request a consultation online today.