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Urinary Tract Infection

General Information

A urinary tract infection (UTI) occurs when bacteria enters the kidneys, bladder, ureters – the tubes that drain urine from the kidneys to the bladder – and urethra, the tube that takes urine out of the body. It’s a common infection that responds well to treatment. At the first sign of a UTI, get quality treatment at Urgent Care Goshen Physicians. With the right diagnostic tools and experience, our urgent care team provides quality care for urinary tract infections.

We’re open seven days a week to address minor injuries and illnesses. Visit our providers to help relieve pain and other debilitating symptoms associated with this infection. 

UTI symptoms

UTIs present uncomfortable symptoms, so you’ll know something is wrong. However, you may not be sure when to go to urgent care for symptoms of a UTI.

If you experience the symptoms below, visit us for a thorough diagnosis and prompt care:

  • Fever
  • Pain or burning with urination
  • Pressure in the lower belly
  • Frequent urge to urinate
  • Urine that is cloudy
  • Bad-smelling or reddish urine
  • Feeling tired or sick

What causes a UTI?

The most common causes of a UTI are:

  • Incomplete emptying of the bladder
  • Sexual intercourse, which can push germs into a woman’s urinary tract
  • A catheter to drain urine
  • Changes in the vaginal environment, including hormonal changes due to menopause
  • Using a diaphragm for birth control
  • Wiping from back to front, which can carry bacteria from bowel movements into the urethra

You can help prevent UTIs by reducing the chances of bacteria entering your urinary tract.

Follow these tips to stay healthy and UTI-free:

  • Wipe front to back.
  • Urinate after sex to flush out bacteria.
  • Urinate whenever you feel the urge.
  • Avoid douching.
  • Drink plenty of water and cranberry juice.
  • Wear loose-fitting cotton underclothes.

UTI treatment at Urgent Care Goshen Physicians

Diagnosing a urinary tract infection begins with taking a urine sample. If bacteria is present, your urgent care provider will prescribe medication – usually an antibiotic – to heal the infection. At Urgent Care Goshen Physicians, more advanced treatment is available for people who repeatedly get UTIs (more than three times a year). This treatment includes seeing a primary care provider and running additional tests to diagnose the cause of the recurrent infections.

From primary care to walk-in treatment, trust us to heal your UTI.

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