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Dr. Diane Catherine Scheuer, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
12121 Blue Ridge Extension; Blue Ridge Family Physicians, Suite M
Grandview, MO
 

Dr. Diane Scheuer specializes in family medicine and practices in Grandview, MO. Clinical interests for Dr. Scheuer include drug allergy, graves disease, and restless leg syndrome. She honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. She studied medicine at Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine. She trained at New Hanover Regional Medical Center for her residency. She is professionally affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital and Carondelet Health.

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Dr. Harry Lounce, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
12121 Blue Ridge Extension; Blue Ridge Family Physicians, Suite M
Grandview, MO
 

Dr. Harry Lounce specializes in family medicine. Dr. Lounce's average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: prostate problems, restless leg syndrome, and athlete's foot. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kansas. Dr. Lounce's hospital/clinic affiliations include The University of Kansas Hospital and Carondelet Health.

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Dr. Kenneth Steven Braton, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
12121 Blue Ridge Extension; Suite M
Grandview, MO
 

Dr. Kenneth Braton practices family medicine. His areas of expertise include warts, depression, and drug allergy. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Braton is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Braton is a graduate of Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine. His hospital/clinic affiliations include The University of Kansas Hospital, Carondelet Health, and Research Medical Center.

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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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