What Is A Urinary Tract Infection?
A urinary tract infection (UTI) affects the urinary system, which includes the kidneys, bladder, ureters, and urethra. Sometimes called a bladder infection, this acute issue is more common in women than men. Symptoms of UTIs can include:
- A strong urge to urinate
- Cloudy or pink-colored urine
- Pelvic pain
- Passing small amounts of urine at a time
- A burning feeling while urinating
The compassionate team at Lawrence Family Practice Center provides same-day appointments and effective treatments for urinary tract infections. If you have symptoms of a UTI, get in touch with our office in Lawrence, KS to schedule an urgent care visit today.
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How Are Urinary Tract Infections Treated?
Urinary tract infections are treated during urgent care visits at Lawrence Family Practice Center. Your doctor will talk with you about your symptoms and health history. A urine sample will be taken that will allow us to detect the presence of bacteria that are involved with a urinary tract infection. Because UTIs are typically bacterial infections, most simple cases can be treated with a round of antibiotics. More complicated UTIs might require a longer course of antibiotics, and pain medications can also be prescribed to ease any discomfort, like burning when you urinate. In addition, be sure to drink plenty of water to help your body flush away the bacteria.
If you have a urinary tract infection that has not cleared up on its own, you can receive the professional attention you need in Lawrence, KS. Our experienced doctors are experts in diagnosing and treating UTIs so you can experience relief from uncomfortable symptoms. Schedule an urgent care appointment at Lawrence Family Practice Center today.