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What Is A Urinary Tract Infection? - Dr. Akl

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Dr. Akl describes a urinary tract infection (UTI) and if urinating after sex can prevent a UTI.

Dr. Akl:
Hi, my name is Dr. Mohamed Akl. I am a urogynecologist at Banner Gateway Hospital. A urogynecologist is a subspecialist who specializes in female bladder and pelvic disorders.

Urinary tract infection is an infection of any organ of the urinary tract, specifically the bladder and/or the kidneys.

Yes, sometimes sexual intercourse can be a predisposing factor for urinary tract infection in females because with penile penetration bacteria can be introduced from the vagina into the urethra and then into the bladder. So, urinating or emptying the bladder after sexual intercourse can help prevent urinary tract infections.

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.

Visit Dr. Akl at the AZ Urogynecology & Pelvic Health Center

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