Did you know that tight pelvic floor muscles can mimic the symptoms of a UTI? That frequent and urgent need to pee, that stinging discomfort — sound familiar? When we’re in pain “down there,” it’s not uncommon for muscles to tighten up reflexively. But you need a culture (test for bacteria) to show that you actually have an infection — otherwise, you’re just taking antibiotics unnecessarily. And antibiotics can upset the vaginal environment, so you’re more vulnerable to yeast infections. Yikes. But if you already were dealing with pelvic pain, and are prone to getting UTIs, your UTI symptoms will likely feel more intense than if you weren’t dealing with pelvic pain in the first place. So check in with your local pelvic therapist: we can help out with tight muscles “down there”… and a wide range of other pelvic floor conditions!