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Specializes in Urology
330 Orchard Street; Suite 164
New Haven, CT
 

Dr. Marianne Passarelli is a physician who specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). The average patient rating for Dr. Passarelli is 4.0 stars out of 5. She takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. After attending the University of Vermont College of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Passarelli completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with State University of New York (SUNY). She is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Her practice 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)

Specializes in Urology
800 Howard Avenue
New Haven, CT
 

Dr. Dinesh Singh's specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). He is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Singh takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. Dr. Singh obtained his medical school training at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine and Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School.

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Relevant Interests: , urinary tract infection (UTI)

All Interests: Bladder Cancer, Cryosurgery, Ureteroscopy, Penile Cancer, Laparoscopic Nephrectomy, Kidney Stones, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Nephrology
136 Sherman Avenue; Suite 405
New Haven, CT
 

Dr. Fredric Finkelstein works as a nephrologist. He honors Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Finkelstein is a graduate of Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. His residency was performed at Harlem Hospital Center. He is conversant in French. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Finkelstein's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , urinary tract infection (UTI)

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

Specializes in Adult Nephrology
136 Sherman Avenue; Suite 405
New Haven, CT
 

Dr. Shirin Shirani's medical specialty is adult nephrology. She accepts Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of Indiana University School of Medicine. Dr. Shirani is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. She welcomes new patients.

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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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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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