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Specializes in Urology
789 Howard Avenue
New Haven, CT
 

Dr. Milton Armm's area of specialization is urology (urinary tract disease). Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Armm takes. Dr. Armm graduated from UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. For his professional training, Dr. Armm completed residency programs at Brooklyn Campus of the VA NY Harbor Healthcare System and Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia. Dr. Armm is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with Griffin Hospital and Yale New Haven Health System. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , urinary tract infection (UTI)

All Interests: Bladder Cancer, Cystoscopy, Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Brachytherapy, Urinary ... (Read more)

Specializes in Urology
789 Howard Avenue
New Haven, CT
 

Dr. Marianne Passarelli's area of specialization is urology (urinary tract disease). Patient reviews placed her at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Passarelli is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. She honors Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Passarelli is accepting new patients. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with State University of New York (SUNY), Dr. Passarelli attended medical school at the University of Vermont College of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , urinary tract infection (UTI)

All Interests: Ureteroscopy, Urinary Incontinence, Female Urologic Disorders, Pelvic Floor Dysfunction, Urinary ... (Read more)

Specializes in Urology
789 Howard Avenue
New Haven, CT
 

Dr. Lawrence Muldoon is a medical specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). His areas of expertise include prostate problems, bladder cancer, and kidney stones. Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Muldoon honors. He attended medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Muldoon is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , urinary tract infection (UTI)

All Interests: Prostate Problems, Bladder Cancer, Kidney Stones, Kidney Cancer, Testicular Cancer, Urinary Tract ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Nephrology
789 Howard Avenue
New Haven, CT
 

Dr. Shirin Shirani's area of specialization is adult nephrology. Dr. Shirani is a graduate of Indiana University School of Medicine. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. She is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. She is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Electrolyte Disorders, Kidney Stones, Renal Biopsy, Hypertension, Hemodialysis, Peritoneal ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Nephrology
789 Howard Avenue
New Haven, CT
 

Dr. Fredric Finkelstein practices adult nephrology. In addition to English, he speaks French. He is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Finkelstein is a graduate of Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and a graduate of Harlem Hospital Center's residency program. He is in-network for Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He has an open panel.

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All Interests: Electrolyte Disorders, Kidney Stones, Renal Biopsy, Hypertension, Kidney Transplant, Diabetes, ... (Read more)

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What is a Urinary Tract Infection?

A urinary tract infection, or UTI, happens when bacteria enter the body through the opening where urine is normally released. The bacteria infect the lining of the urethra and bladder, turning them red and inflamed. This causes pain in the abdomen or pelvic area, a burning sensation during urination, a sense of urgency about going to the bathroom, frequent urination, and urine that smells bad and looks cloudy, or even contains traces of blood. If the urinary tract infection is severe, it may travel all the way to the kidneys, a more serious kind of UTI called pyelonephritis. Patients with this kidney infection might have blood in their urine, feel back pain, and develop a fever.

Urinary tract infections are extremely common: 12% of all men and 40-50% of all women will have a urinary tract infection during their lifetime. They are more common in women because women have shorter urethras, so bacteria have a shorter distance to travel from the outside of the body to the bladder and cause an infection. Some people also have urethras that are an unusual shape or have an obstruction in the urethra that makes getting a UTI more likely. Also, certain chronic illnesses like diabetes weaken the immune system, so any bacteria in the body are more likely to cause an infection.

A urinary tract infection can be diagnosed very quickly by a doctor. A sample of urine can be examined under a microscope for the presence of bacteria or white blood cells. There are also diagnostic strips that can be used to test a urine sample without the need for a microscope. Once a diagnosis is made, treatment is a course of oral antibiotics, and most patients feel better within just a few days. There are some things that patients can do themselves to help reduce the risk of getting a urinary tract infection in the future. Stay well hydrated, wipe from front to back after going to the bathroom, wear breathable cotton undergarments, and don’t hold it in when you feel the urge to go.
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