Urinary Tract Infection & Yeast Infection Treatment in Connecticut, Massachusetts & New York
PhysicianOne Urgent Care—a physician-founded practice that’s been treating patients since 2008—proudly offers treatment for urinary tract infections and yeast infections. We’ve earned a reputation across Connecticut, Massachusetts, and New York for delivering quality care with ease and speed.
Urinary Tract Infections
A urinary tract infection (UTI) is a type of infection that develops within the urinary system, which includes the urethra, bladder, ureters, and kidneys.
UTI Causes & Risk Factors
UTIs are most commonly caused by bacteria, especially E. coli (a type of bacteria commonly found in the large intestine). After entering through the urethra, bacteria can continue into the bladder, the ureters, and finally, the kidneys.
Certain anatomical differences make women more likely than men to develop UTIs. For example, a woman’s urethra is located closer to her anus, which makes it easier for bacteria to travel from her anus into her urinary tract. Plus, a woman’s urethra is shorter, which makes it easier for bacteria to move from the urethra to the bladder.
If you have a UTI, you may experience one or more of the following symptoms:
- Pain or a burning, itching, or stinging sensation while urinating
- Frequent urination
- A persistent urge to urinate despite not being able to produce much urine
- Urinary incontinence
- Urine that’s bright pink, red, cola-colored, cloudy, or foul-smelling
- Urine that contains small blood clots
- Pain in the abdomen, sides, lower back, or pelvis
- A general feeling of being unwell (malaise)
Treatment for a UTI usually involves taking an antibiotic. Even if you start feeling better after the first few doses, it’s important to take the full course of medication, since failing to do so could allow a UTI to return and become resistant to treatment.
A yeast infection is a type of fungal infection that can affect the skin and certain body cavities. Yeast infections commonly develop in the vagina.
Yeast Infection Causes & Risk Factors
Our bodies naturally contain a type of yeast known as “candida.” When candida levels become imbalanced, it can cause a yeast infection to develop. The following risk factors can increase the chances of experiencing a vaginal yeast infection:
- Taking antibiotics, birth control pills, or certain steroids
- Having unmanaged diabetes
- Having a weakened immune system
- Being pregnant
- Sitting in sweaty clothes or a wet bathing suit
- Using scented tampons or pads
- Douching or using vaginal deodorant
Yeast Infection Symptoms
The symptoms of a vaginal yeast infection include:
- A burning or itching sensation in the vulva and vagina (this may worsen when urinating or having sex)
- Redness and swelling in the vulva and vagina
- Small cuts in the vulvar skin
- Thick, lumpy discharge resembling cottage cheese
Yeast Infection Treatment
Treatment for a vaginal yeast infection often involves using an oral or topical antifungal medication. As with UTIs, it’s important to carefully follow treatment instructions to prevent a yeast infection from returning.
We’ve Got You
If you think you might have a UTI or yeast infection, you can get the treatment you need at PhysicianOne Urgent Care. We operate urgent care centers in Connecticut, Massachusetts, and New York, and we stay open 365 days per year and offer extended hours for our patients’ convenience. Walk into the location nearest you today, book a visit online, or take advantage of our 24/7 integrated telehealth service, which allows you to speak to a local provider from the comfort of your home. No matter which option you choose, you can look forward to receiving exceptional urinary tract infection or yeast infection treatment that will help relieve your symptoms as quickly as possible.