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.
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.
The symptoms of urinary tract infections include:
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.
While anyone can develop UTIs, common risk factors include:
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.
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.
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.