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Specializes in Urology
789 Howard Avenue
New Haven, CT
 

Dr. Milton Armm is an urologist. Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Armm honors. Before performing his residency at Brooklyn Campus of the VA NY Harbor Healthcare System and Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia, Dr. Armm attended UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. In addition to English, Dr. Armm speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include Griffin Hospital and Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Armm's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , urinary tract infection (UTI)

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

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Specializes in Urology
789 Howard Avenue
New Haven, CT
 

Dr. Marianne Passarelli works as an urologist in New Haven, CT and Madison, CT. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with State University of New York (SUNY), Dr. Passarelli attended the University of Vermont College of Medicine for medical school. She is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. Dr. Passarelli takes Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. She is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , urinary tract infection (UTI)

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

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Specializes in Urology
789 Howard Avenue
New Haven, CT
 

Dr. Lawrence Muldoon is a specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). His areas of expertise include prostate problems, bladder cancer, and kidney stones. Dr. Muldoon is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He attended medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Muldoon takes Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He is accepting 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)

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Specializes in Adult Nephrology
789 Howard Avenue
New Haven, CT
 

Dr. Shirin Shirani's medical specialty is adult nephrology. Dr. Shirani honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. She attended medical school at Indiana University School of Medicine. She is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Shirani's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , urinary tract infection (UTI)

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

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Specializes in Adult Nephrology
789 Howard Avenue
New Haven, CT
 

Dr. Fredric Finkelstein practices adult nephrology in New Haven, CT. He accepts Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He graduated from Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and then he performed his residency at Harlem Hospital Center. Dr. Finkelstein speaks French. Dr. Finkelstein is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , urinary tract infection (UTI)

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.