Dr. Akl shares the causes of urinary tract infections (UTI) and describes the signs and symptoms associated with UTIs.
Urinary tract infections can be caused because of sexual intercourse, poor vulvovaginal hygiene, urinary tract abnormalities, meaning congenital abnormalities of the urinary tract or foreign bodies inside the bladder such as stones.
Signs and symptoms of urinary tract infection include burning on urination or emptying the bladder, pelvic or suprapubic pain or discomfort or pressure, urinary frequency, meaning going to the bathroom a lot, or urinary urgency, which is a persistent urge and need to go to the bathroom all the time.
About Dr. Mohamed Akl, M.D.:
Dr. Mo Akl is board certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology and fellowship trained in Urogynecology and Pelvic Reconstructive surgery. Dr. Akl completed four years of residency training in general Obstetrics and Gynecology at Hurley Medical Center affiliated with Michigan State University followed by an additional three years of fellowship training in urogynecology and pelvic reconstructive surgery at the renowned Mayo Clinic in Scottsdale, one of the best training institutions in urogynecology, pelvic surgery, laparoscopic and da Vinci robotic surgery.