Kate L. Iwamoto, M.D., is a pediatrician with Mercy Family Care Physicians in Downtown Baltimore.
Mercy doctors offer a breakthrough treatment for hepatitis C that cures most patients and saves lives. Hepatitis C is an infection of the liver caused by the hepatitis C virus and can lead to permanent liver damage if untreated.
The Vascular Center at Mercy provides vascular surgeons who treat conditions including aneurysm, stroke, swelling of the legs and vein blockages.
Mercy offers emergency care on the Downtown Baltimore campus 24 hours a day, 7 days a week (410-332-9477) with access to a trained emergency medicine team, diagnostic services and consultations with specialists.
In case of an Emergency, Dial 911 and follow the instructions of the EMS (Emergency Medical Services) team.
Mercy Medical Center's downtown campus includes our Main Hospital - The Mary Catherine Bunting Center, McAuley Plaza and The Weinberg Center.
General visiting hours at Mercy are 11:00 am to 8:30 pm. Hours vary by floor, please check with the nursing staff or call 410-332-9555.
The Gynecology Center at Mercy Medical Center in Baltimore, Maryland, is part of The Neil B. Rosenshein, M.D., Institute for Gynecologic Care at Mercy. Our skilled team of physicians is experienced in diagnosing the severity of common urogynecologic conditions such as recurrent urinary tract infections.
A urinary tract infection (UTI) is an infection of any part of the urinary system, including the kidneys, ureters, bladder and urethra. A recurrent urinary tract infection is defined by a person who experiences at least two infections of the bladder in six months, or three infections in one year.
Typically affecting women more often than men, these infections occur when bacteria enter the urinary tract through the urethra. While painful if limited to the bladder, urinary tract infections can cause serious problems in the kidneys if not treated properly.
Recurrent urinary tract infections do not always cause signs and symptoms, but they may include:
Recurrent urinary tract infections are most commonly diagnosed with a urine test; however, other tests may be necessary to diagnose chronic conditions. A cystoscopy may be performed to diagnose recurrent urinary tract infections.
Prescription drugs are typically used to treat urinary tract infections. Mercy doctors will determine which medications are best suited for your condition.
The Institute for Gynecologic Care at Mercy Medical Center in Baltimore, Maryland is the flagship Center of Excellence in the Weinberg Center for Women’s Health & Medicine at Mercy. The Institute includes The Gynecology Center and The Gynecologic Oncology Center at Mercy offering physician and surgical expertise in the treatment of endometriosis, urogynecology, adolescent gynecology and well woman care, as well as benign or non-cancerous conditions of the female genital tract and malignant or cancerous conditions such as uterine, ovarian and cervical cancer.
Mercy Medical Center has been recognized for multiple years in the Best Hospitals edition of U.S. News & World Report.
Hyung S. Ryu, M.D., is a highly skilled gynecologic surgeon, providing treatment of ovarian, cervical and uterine cancers at Mercy.
While some of the symptoms may be concerning, perimenopause is not something to fear.