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Urinary Tract Infection Treatment in Norwich, CT

Urinary Tract Infection Treatment Norwich CT

Urine is normally sterile and does not contain any bacteria. A urinary tract infection (UTI) occurs when bacteria—usually E. coli from the gastrointestinal tract—enter the urethra and travel upstream to the bladder. E. coli exist harmlessly in the intestines, but they can cause problems in the bladder.

Sometimes, a mild UTI will resolve without medical treatment. However, antibiotic medication can often reduce the duration and severity of a bacterial urinary tract infection, and also help prevent potentially serious complications, such as sepsis. For these reasons, the health care professionals at PhysicianOne Urgent Care in Norwich, Connecticut, recommend promptly visiting our office as soon as symptoms appear.

What Happens When Bacteria Invade the Bladder?

Once inside the bladder, bacteria can settle into the tissue lining, where they then grow, multiply, and produce inflammatory chemicals. Some telltale signs of a urinary tract infection include:

  • Burning during urination
  • Frequent urination without passing much urine
  • Urgent urination
  • Bloody, tea-colored, or cloudy urine
  • Odorous urine
  • Pelvic pain (in women)
  • Rectal pain (in men)

In general, the sooner you begin urinary tract infection treatment, the sooner you’ll feel better. And if you’re ever in doubt, it’s always best to see a health care professional—even if your discomfort is mild and tolerable. With a UTI, your best course of action is to knock out the infection before it has a chance to spread.

At PhysicianOne Urgent Care in Norwich, we have a state-of-the-art on-site lab where we can perform a urine culture on the spot. The result will help us identify the bacteria that is responsible for your urinary tract infection and then prescribe an appropriate antibiotic medication to combat it. Stop by today. We treat many common illnesses and injuries on a walk-in basis.

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