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Urinary Tract Infection

Urgent Care, Telemedicine & Primary Care Practice located in El Centro, Brawley, Calimesa and Calexico, CA
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Urinary Tract Infection services offered in El Centro, Brawley, Calimesa and Calexico, CA

If you need to urinate frequently or have pain with urination, a urinary tract infection may be the reason. At All Valley Urgent Care in Brawley and El Centro, California, exceptional physicians Luis E. Verduzco, MD, Brian Tyson, MD, and the team offer treatments for UTIs to ease bothersome symptoms and reduce the risk of severe complications. Call the office to schedule an appointment, or use the online booking feature today. Telemedicine visits are available, and walk-ins are welcome.

Urinary Tract Infection Q&A

What are urinary tract infections (UTIs)?

UTIs are infections that develop when bacteria enter your urinary tract through the urethra. Bladder infections and kidney infections are common types of UTIs, with kidney infections being more severe. Early detection and treatment of UTIs is the best way to avoid complications. See the All Valley Urgent Care experts at the first sign of a problem.

What are the symptoms of UTIs?

The symptoms of urinary tract infections include:

  • Pain with urination
  • Burning with urination
  • Blood in the urine
  • Frequent urination 
  • Pressure or cramping in your lower abdomen
  • Lower back pain

If you develop a kidney infection, you may also experience chills, fever, nausea, and vomiting. Treating a UTI in its early stage can reduce the chance of a kidney infection and permanent kidney damage. 

What are the risk factors for urinary tract infections?

While anyone can develop UTIs, common risk factors include:

  • Being female
  • Being sexually active
  • Previous UTIs
  • Pregnancy
  • Recent urinary procedure
  • Weakened immune system
  • Catheter use
  • Older age
  • Being a young child
  • Menopause
  • Using spermicides 
  • Poor hygiene
  • Diabetes
  • Urinary tract blockages
  • Enlarged prostate 
  • Other urinary tract problems

Prevention measures include practicing good hygiene, wiping from front to back, avoiding spermicides and douching, urinating after sexual activity, and staying hydrated. Take showers instead of baths, and minimize the use of powders and sprays in your genital area. 

How are UTIs diagnosed?

Your All Valley Urgent Care specialist diagnoses a UTI after discussing your symptoms and medical history. They complete a physical exam and have you provide a urine sample to use for lab analysis. You might also need an imaging procedure, including a CT scan, an MRI, or an ultrasound. 

How are urinary tract infections treated?

The most common treatment for a urinary tract infection is taking antibiotics prescribed by your provider. You may need intravenous (IV) antibiotics in severe cases. It’s also important to drink plenty of fluids while your body heals from a UTI to prevent future problems.

Your All Valley Urgent Care provider follows up with you to ensure you’re recovering well and that your symptoms subside.

To get relief from UTIs, schedule an appointment at All Valley Urgent Care by phone or request one online today.