Find Relief With Urinary Tract Infection Treatment in West Hartford, CT
Urinary tract infections (UTIs) are very common. In fact, at PhysicianOne Urgent Care in West Hartford, Connecticut, UTI treatment is one of our most frequently requested services. Why is that? One reason is that a large number of bacteria live in the area around the rectum and, in women, the vagina. Most of these bacteria are beneficial and necessary for healthy intestinal function. However, the bacteria can cause problems if they enter the nearby urethra and invade the bladder, which is not unusual given the proximity of the rectum and the urethra.
Some people are more prone to UTIs than others. For instance, women are more susceptible to UTIs than men. That’s because bacteria can reach a woman’s bladder more easily than a man’s due to her comparatively short urethra.
Do You Need Treatment for a UTI?
A UTI can cause your urethra and bladder to become irritated and inflamed. As a result, you may feel a strong and persistent urge to urinate—even with minimal urine in your bladder—only to produce just a few drops at a time. During urination, you may experience a painful burning sensation. You may also find that your urine has a strong odor or cloudy appearance.
If you are concerned about a UTI, then you should talk with a health care provider right away. At PhysicianOne Urgent Care, we can quickly diagnose a UTI by analyzing a urine sample in our on-site lab. We will examine your urine under a microscope to check for bacteria or white blood cells, which are a sign of infection. After diagnosing a UTI, we can provide appropriate treatment to help clear it up quickly.
How Is a UTI Treated?
Treatment for a simple UTI usually involves a short course of antibiotics. If we prescribe antibiotic medication for you, you may find that your pain and urinary urgency go away right after you take your first few doses. Even so, you should still complete the full course of antibiotics as prescribed. If not fully treated, your UTI may return. Additionally, you should drink plenty of fluids while you are being treated for a UTI. This will cause you to urinate more frequently and help flush the bacteria out of your urinary tract.
At PhysicianOne Urgent Care, we provide UTI treatment on a walk-in basis—no appointment necessary. Just stop by our urgent care center in West Hartford whenever it’s most convenient for you—we’re here 365 days per year.