If you have an urgent need to urinate or it burns when you pee, you might have a urinary tract infection (UTI). Weekend Urgent Care offers on-site urine testing to confirm a UTI and get you started on a treatment plan. Amos Ladouceur, MD, and the providers personalize a treatment plan to clear the infection, so you can find relief from pelvic pain and other symptoms a UTI can cause. Call the View Park, California, office to schedule a diagnostic evaluation for symptoms of a UTI or book an appointment online today.
A UTI describes an infection in your urinary tract. Infections develop when bacteria from your rectum or skin enter your urethra and settle anywhere in your urinary tract, including the:
Women are at increased risk for UTIs because their urinary tract is shorter than men’s. The shorter tract makes it easier for bacteria to enter, especially if you wipe back to front after a bowel movement or during sexual activity. Women tend to develop UTIs in their bladder and urethra.
Weekend Urgent Care offers on-site testing services to confirm an active UTI. The providers also create a treatment plan to clear the infection and resolve your UTI symptoms.
You should schedule a diagnostic evaluation at Weekend Urgent Care if you have symptoms of a UTI such as:
Depending on where the infection settles in your urinary tract, you might also experience a fever, back pain, nausea, or blood in your urine.
Weekend Urgent Care provides in-office testing to identify signs of infection in your urine. You may also need imaging tests to ensure there aren’t obstructions in your urinary tract.
Based on your testing results, the providers create a care plan to treat your UTI and prevent complications like recurrent infections and kidney damage.
The Weekend Urgent Care providers generally prescribe antibiotics to clear urinary tract infections. The providers can also recommend home remedies and over-the-counter medications to ease pelvic pain and other uncomfortable symptoms of a UTI.
After starting the medications, you should see a significant decrease in your symptoms. However, you need to take the full course of antibiotics to prevent the return of an infection.
If you have frequent UTIs, you may need to take low-dose antibiotics for a longer period of time. In the case of a severe UTI, the Weekend Urgent Care providers may refer you to a local hospital for intravenous (IV) antibiotics.
Call Weekend Urgent Care to schedule a diagnostic evaluation for symptoms of a UTI, or book an appointment online today.