A Deep Dive into RECURRENT UTI-Update!

Season 3, Episode 126,   May 02, 12:30 AM

The only thing more miserable than a urinary tract infection (UTI) is when it happens again, and again, and again. But, good news, there are ways to prevent post menopause RECURRENT URINARY TRACT INFECTIONS.  But sometimes urinary urgency, burning and that “gotta go” feeling is NOT FROM an INFECTION, and need a completely different kind of treatment.  You need to know the difference. 

In this episode, Dr. Streicher covers:
  • WHY post menopause women have so many UTIs
  • The typical symptoms of a UTI 
  • What BLOOD in the urine means
  • Why symptoms that MIMIC a UTI but are not caused by an infection 
  • Why it is important to get a URINE CULTURE
  • An  HOME TEST to get a rapid urine culture and antibiotic sensitivity
  • Strategies that DO WORK to PREVENT recurrent urinary tract infections
  • How a LOCAL VAGINAL ESTROGEN can reduce or eliminate both recurrent infections and bothersome bladder symptoms that are not from an infection. 
  • Non antibiotic options, such as TK that will reduce recurrence. 
  • Strategies that DO NOT WORK to PREVENT recurrent urinary tract infections
  • The new vaccine that might keep UTIs away for almost a decade

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For more detailed information on the genitourinary syndrome of menopause, treatment options, and the impact on bladder function:
 Slip Sliding Away: Turning Back the Clock on Your Vagina-A gynecologist’s guide to eliminating post-menopause dryness and pain

Episode 3: What's Up Down There? Genital Dryness & Misbehaving Bladders 
Episode 5: Vaginal Estrogen- Rings, Creams, and Other Things 
Episode 11: Vaginal Estrogen is Not Poison
Episode 63 DHEA-An Estrogen Alternative for Vaginal Dryness 
Episode 74 Ospemifene- A Pill a Day to Keep Dryness Away 

Dr. Streicher’s Inside Information podcast is not intended to replace medical advice and should be used to supplement, not replace, care by your personal health care clinician. Dr. Streicher disclaims liability for any medical outcomes that may occur because of applying methods suggested or discussed in this podcast.

Lauren Streicher, MD is a clinical professor of obstetrics and gynecology at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine, and the founding medical director of the Northwestern Medicine Center for Sexual Medicine and Menopause. She is a certified menopause practitioner of the North American Menopause Society. 


Dr. Streicher is the medical correspondent for Chicago’s top-rated news program, the WGN Morning News, and has been seen on The Today Show, Good Morning America, The Oprah Winfrey Show, CNN, NPR, Dr. Radio, Nightline, Fox and Friends, The Steve Harvey Show, CBS This Morning, ABC News Now, NBCNightlyNews,20/20, and World News Tonight. She is an expert source for many magazines and serves on the medical advisory board of The Kinsey Institute, Self Magazine, and Prevention Magazine. She writes a regular column for The Ethel by AARP and Prevention Magazine. 

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Books by Lauren Streicher, MD

 Slip Sliding Away: Turning Back the Clock on Your Vagina-A gynecologist’s guide to eliminating post-menopause dryness and pain

Hot Flash Hell: A Gynecologist's Guide to Turning Down the Heat

Sex Rx- Hormones, Health, and Your Best Sex Ever

The Essential Guide to Hysterectomy