Urinary Tract Infection

Urinary Tract Infection

Urinary Tract Infection offered in Glendale, CA

Urinary tract infections (UTIs) account for 8 million doctor visits each year. If you experience burning or pain with urination or other symptoms of a UTI, you can find comprehensive care at San Feliz Urgent Care. Urine testing is available in the on-site lab to confirm an active infection. The highly trained medical team creates treatment plans to ease symptoms and clear infections to protect urinary tract health and function. Call the Glendale, California, office to schedule a diagnostic evaluation for symptoms of a urinary tract infection, or book an appointment online today. 

What is a urinary tract infection?

A urinary tract infection (UTI) develops when bacteria settle into any part of your urinary tract. The urinary tract includes your kidneys, bladder, urethra, and ureters, the tubes that carry urine out of your body.

Both men and women can develop a UTI. However, the infection is more common in females because their urinary tracts are shorter. Risk factors include wiping back to front after using the bathroom, sexual activity, and structural issues that cause blockages in the urinary tract.

San Feliz Urgent Care offers comprehensive care for urinary tract infections in adults and children. The medical team performs urine tests and other lab services on-site, so you can get the diagnostic answers you need without delay.

The team offers customized care plans to clear UTIs and relieve pain and other symptoms.

When should I seek medical care for a urinary tract infection?

You should schedule a diagnostic evaluation at San Feliz Urgent Care if you have symptoms of a urinary tract infection that you can’t treat on your own with over-the-counter medications.

UTI symptoms can include:

  • Painful urination
  • Burning with urination
  • Abdominal or pelvic pain
  • Cloudy or strong-smelling urine
  • Frequent or sudden urge to urinate

Your provider can order a urinalysis to check for bacteria and other signs of infection in your urine. They may also recommend ultrasound imaging to identify structural abnormalities or blockages in your urinary tract. They then customize a treatment plan to your needs.

How is a urinary tract infection treated?

Treating a urinary tract infection typically requires prescription antibiotics to clear a bacterial infection and prevent it from spreading to other areas of your urinary tract.

Your symptoms should resolve within a few days of starting antibiotics, but you need to continue taking all prescribed medications to lower your risk of recurrent infections. Your provider can recommend pain relievers to ease abdominal or pelvic discomfort.

To prevent additional UTIs, drink plenty of water to flush bacteria out of your urinary tract. The team can suggest other strategies to prevent infections and related complications.

Call San Feliz Urgent Care to schedule a diagnostic evaluation for symptoms of a urinary tract infection, or book an appointment online today.