If you develop pain or burning sensations while urinating, or have to urinate frequently, you might have a urinary tract infection (UTI). InFocus Urgent Care in Ewing Township, West Windsor, New Brunswick, and Edison, New Jersey, provides effective, safe treatments for UTIs to offer the much-needed relief you deserve. If you think you have a UTI, call the nearest office or book an appointment online today. You can also walk in for UTI help.
A UTI is an infection in part of your urinary system, which includes your kidneys, bladder, urethra, and ureters. Urinary tract infections often impact your lower urinary tract (your urethra and bladder), but can spread to your kidneys and become dangerous when left untreated.
UTIs don’t always cause symptoms, but you may develop:
The earlier you seek treatment for a UTI, the easier it is to treat. See your InFocus Urgent Care provider at the first sign of a problem.
Sometimes when a bladder infection isn’t treated promptly, bacteria can travel from your bladder and ureters to your kidneys, causing severe, sudden symptoms. Examples include pain in your side or your back, frequent urination, and nausea. A kidney infection requires immediate medical attention.
In men, bacterial infections of the prostate can lead to urinary tract infections. While in women, UTIs may appear after bacteria from outside areas spread to the vagina or urethra. A bacteria found in feces, called E.coli, commonly causes UTIs, and may spread to the urinary system after wiping from back to front.
If you suspect you have a urinary tract infection, visit InFocus Urgent Care for same-day treatment and immediate relief. An urgent care specialist completes a thorough examination and tests your urine for bacteria during a urinalysis.
If your urine sample contains UTI-causing bacteria, a specialist can prescribe antibiotics to treat the infection and relieve your discomfort.
It’s important to complete the entire course of your antibiotics and take them exactly as directed, even if you feel better soon after beginning treatment, to reduce the risk of reinfection. Drink plenty of water to flush bacteria from your body, eat nutritious foods, and get plenty of sleep.
If you develop painful symptoms associated with a urinary tract infection, call the nearest InFocus Urgent Care office, book an appointment online, or walk in today.