UTI Treatment in Yukon, OK
Do you frequently urinate, experience discomfort or burning when urinating, or feel pressure in your lower abdomen? When the urinary tract becomes contaminated by bacteria as a result of disorders including kidney stones, difficulty emptying a full bladder, diabetes, urinary catheters, and enlarged prostate. A person with a UTI will have pain in the lower abdomen and pelvis, which will irritate the urethral lining. Immediate Care of Oklahoma Clinic provides UTI Treatments. Our doctors treat patients of all ages including children. For more information, contact us today and schedule an appointment online. We are located at 10616 U.S. Rt. 66 Suite 100, Yukon, OK 73099.
Table of Contents:
What exactly is a urinary tract infection?
What caused my UTI?
Who do I know I have a urinary tract infection? What are the symptoms I should look for?
How do you treat a urinary tract infection?
At Immediate Care of Oklahoma, we have board-certified physicians available to treat you for this infection seven days a week. No appointment is ever needed, so we are a great choice when your primary care physician is unavailable.
Regardless of your age, a UTI is possible. While this condition affects both men and women, women are much more likely to suffer a UTI. Most of the time, these infections can easily be treated with antibiotics. Left untreated, however, serious complications can occur, leading to damage to your urinary tract system. This system includes your kidneys, bladder, and urethra. A urinary tract infection that turns into a kidney infection can be a serious, potentially life-threatening complication.
When bacteria enter your urinary tract, it often causes a urinary tract infection or UTI. Most of the time, a UTI will affect the lower parts of your urinary tract system, the bladder, and the urethra. However, if an infection takes hold in these areas, it can easily spread to your kidneys. The symptoms of UTI depend on what part of your system is infected.
Often bacteria pass from the large intestine to your stool, to your skin, and then enter through your urethra. The urethra is the tube that carries your urine from your bladder and out of the body. Once the bacteria enter your urethra, it travels up the tube into your bladder, and to your kidney, if left untreated. Not emptying your bladder after sexual activity and wiping it back to front are the most common reasons why people may pick up a urinary tract infection.
Since your urinary tract system includes several parts of your body, the symptoms can vary depending on where that infection is.
Some of the most common symptoms are:
– Urinating is painful, burning, or stinging.
– Cloudy urine
– Foul-smelling urine
– Frequent trips to the bathroom result in little urine being passed.
– Small blood clots are passed in the urine.
– Lower abdomen tenderness.
– Back pain along your waist.
– If the kidneys are infected, fevers or chills.
Unfortunately, if you have had a urinary tract infection in the past, you are much more likely to have another one in the future.
The most effective method to treat a UTI is through antibiotics. The exact type of antibiotics and how long you need to take them depends very much on the nature of your infection. At Immediate Care of Oklahoma, our doctors will determine the best medication to prescribe you when they evaluate you at our urgent care center. Our onsite, state-of-the-art lab will allow us to conduct a urinalysis so we can determine the best course of treatment. Usually, a general antibiotic is enough to knock this infection out. However, if it lingers more testing may be needed to determine the exact bacteria that has infected your urinary tract system.
In most cases, you will see an improvement in a few days of your symptoms. To ensure complete recovery, take your antibiotics for the entire duration even if you do not notice any symptoms. Completing your antibiotic regimen will ensure the infection doesn’t linger and flare up again.
Immediate Care of Oklahoma is located at convenient locations in OKC near Del City and Midwest City, West Moore, South Oklahoma City, Edmond, Yukon, Tecumseh (near Shawnee) and Norman, OK. We are open Monday through Sunday from 8 am to 8 pm. Most major insurance carriers are accepted at our walk-in urgent care center. Questions about our services? Call our friendly staff today.
They will be more than happy to assist you!
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