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We found 4 providers with an interest in urinary tract infection and who accept First Health near Spring, TX.

Dr. Erwin Charles Iii Winkel III, MD
Specializes in Urology, Other
1140 Cypress Station Drive; #303
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Erwin Winkel is a physician who specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). Areas of expertise for Dr. Winkel include bladder cancer, warts, and ablation. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He is a graduate of Baylor College of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences and a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Winkel is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist, Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital, and Houston Northwest Medical Center. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , urinary tract infection (UTI)

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Dr. Ashiqueali I Poonawala, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
17506 Red Oak Drive
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Ashiqueali Poonawala works as a general internist in Houston, TX. Before completing his residency at St. John's Hospital, Dr. Poonawala attended medical school at Aga Khan University Medical College and Dow Medical College. These areas are among his clinical interests: prostate problems, thyroid problems, and depression. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Poonawala takes. Dr. Poonawala (or staff) is conversant in Urdu, Spanish, and Hindi. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Tomball Regional Medical Center. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , urinary tract infection (UTI)

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Dr. Christopher Henry Kwoh, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
714 Fm 1960 West
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Christopher Kwoh specializes in adult nephrology and practices in Houston, TX and The Woodlands, TX. Dr. Kwoh is a graduate of Baylor College of Medicine. He trained at Barnes-Jewish Hospital for residency. His clinical interests include renal angioplasty, kidney stones, and anemia. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Amerigroup Star, and more. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars and Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Kwoh speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Tomball Regional Medical Center, and Houston Methodist. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , urinary tract infection (UTI)

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Dr. Muhammad Hanif, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, General Internal Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
17506 Red Oak Drive; #1
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Muhammad Hanif's medical specialty is adult critical care, general internal medicine, and adult pulmonology. Clinical interests for Dr. Hanif include prostate problems, thyroid problems, and depression. United Healthcare Choice, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare EPO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hanif honors. After attending Dow Medical College for medical school, he completed his residency training at Elmhurst Hospital Center. In addition to English, Dr. Hanif (or staff) speaks Hindi. Dr. Hanif is affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Tomball Regional Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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.