Urinary Tract Infection
Urinary Tract Infections (UTIs) occur when bacteria enters the urinary tract via the urethra. UTIs can be contracted sexually and non-sexually through catheter use, a weakened immune system, and more. UTIs, if left untreated, can spread to the bladder and kidneys.
Symptoms of UTIs include but are not limited to: constant urge to urinate, even if the urination is low yielding, painful urination, cloudy or discolored urine, odiferous urine, and dull pelvic or back pain. It is important to be tested if you suspect a UTI as the symptoms may also indicate other more serious conditions. UTIs can be tested with a urine sample, and with the patient’s consent other conditions (link Gonorrhea/Chlamydia here) with similar symptoms can be tested as well.
We will perform a urinalysis, and send the urine sample for lab analysis. Should our urinalysis show results consistent with a UTI we will prescribe the patient medication for treatment. Should we receive results back from a lab, we will contact the patient and prescribe further treatment if necessary.