Urinary Tract Infections (UTIs) Treated in Magnolia & Vintage Park, TX
Urinary tract infections (UTIs) are very common, particularly among women. Due to anatomical differences, women are more prone to UTIs than men, mainly because bacteria can more easily reach a woman’s bladder through her relatively short urethra.
UTIs can be painful and disruptive, but that’s not the only reason to seek prompt medical attention. When infection-causing bacteria enter your urethra, they can multiply in your bladder and possibly move into your kidneys. At that point, harmful bacteria can enter your bloodstream and cause potentially serious complications, such as sepsis.
Swift & Effective Treatment for UTIs
Due to the growing prevalence of antibiotic-resistant bacteria, UTIs are becoming more difficult to treat. Therefore, it’s important to see a health care professional right away. Come to Medella Urgent Care in Magnolia or Vintage Park, Texas, if you experience any symptoms of a urinary tract infection, such as:
- Burning during urination
- Urinary urgency or frequency
- Urine leakage
- Cloudy, dark, bloody, or foul-smelling urine
- Bladder spasms
- Pelvic pain
How Are UTIs Diagnosed & Treated?
After you arrive at our urgent care clinic, we’ll ask you to provide a small urine sample, which we will immediately test for bacteria in our on-site lab. Your results will be available in minutes.
If we diagnose you with a urinary tract infection, we may prescribe antibiotic treatment. If we do, it will be very important for you to complete the entire course of antibiotics as prescribed—even if you start to feel better before you finish. If you stop taking your medication too soon, some of the bacteria may remain in your bladder, causing your infection to come back or worsen. Additionally, you should drink plenty of water during your UTI treatment to help flush the bacteria out of your body.
If you think you might have a urinary tract infection, you should seek professional treatment without delay. Contact or visit Medella Urgent Care in Magnolia or Vintage Park, TX, today.