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Urgent Care Services: Treating Urinary Tract Infections

First Med Urgent Care: General Services

The truth is that anyone can get a urinary tract infection (UTI), although women are more likely to get them than men. While this subject may be unpleasant to think about, it happens more often that urgent care patients realize. UTIs are defined as bacterial infections in the body’s urinary system.

The common causes of UTIs are:

1.) Bacteria like E. coli in the gastrointestinal tract.

2.) Presence of other bacteria in the system such as;  staphylococcus, proteus, klebsiella, enterococcus, and pseudomonas.

3.) Bladder infections. According to medical professionals (see WebMD for your own research) the following is true about bladder infections related to UTIs:

a.) Women are more likely to get urinary tract infections, because the tube running from the bladder to the outside (the urethra) is much shorter than in men.

b.) In men, however, a bladder infection is almost always a symptom of an underlying disorder. It is generally due to the infection migrating from the prostate or some other part of the body, signaling problems in those locations.

What can you do? 

You should drink lots of water to help wash out the bacteria from the urinary system. Our most important advice would be to visit one of our urgent care clinics to determine the best treatment for your UTI. In most cases, a single episode of a bladder infection could be treated between three to seven days of taking an antibiotic. If symptoms return, additional test might be done to rule out other problems.

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