Urinary Tract Infection

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Family Medical Center

Family Medicine located in Orlando, FL

Urinary tract infections (UTIs) are as common as they are unpleasant. In fact, they’re the second most common type of infection and are the reason behind over eight million doctor visits annually. If you have any urinary tract infection symptoms, don’t hesitate to call Family Medical Center or make your appointment online. At the office in Orlando, Florida, you can get fast, effective UTI treatment.

Urinary Tract Infection Q&A

What is a urinary tract infection?

As the name indicates, a UTI is an infection that affects your urinary tract. They’re more common in women but can affect men, too. 

In most cases, the infection is contained in your bladder or urethra, but it can spread to your kidneys. When it does, it can present a serious health concern. If you’re experiencing any urinary tract infection symptoms, don’t wait to get treatment at Family Medical Center. 

What are the symptoms of a urinary tract infection?

When the urinary tract infection affects your bladder and urethra, the most common symptoms are:

  • A burning sensation when you urinate
  • An urgent, persistent need to urinate
  • Only urinating small amounts
  • Cloudy urine
  • Blood in your urine
  • Pelvic pain

When the infection spreads to your kidney, it creates more serious symptoms like:

  • Fever
  • Nausea
  • Chills
  • Pain along your side

Whichever type of symptoms you’re experiencing, don’t wait to get treatment for your UTI. Fast, effective treatment lowers your risk of recurrent UTIs and protects you from serious health risks like sepsis and permanent kidney damage.

How is a urinary tract infection treated?

Fortunately, treating a urinary tract infection is relatively easy. Once your Family Medical Center provider diagnoses your UTI, they prescribe an antibiotic to eradicate the infection. 

How can I get fast treatment for my urinary tract infection?

A UTI is unpleasant, and you want a way to relieve your symptoms as quickly as possible. Family Medical Center knows that. That’s why the practice offers same-day care at their walk-in clinic and telemedicine for established patients. 

With telemedicine, you can video chat with your provider rather than coming to the office, giving you faster, more convenient access to the medication you need to resolve your UTI. Telemedicine is only available with certain Family Medical Center providers and through certain health insurance types, so ask the friendly staff if it’s an option for you. 

In addition to helping get fast treatment for your UTI, your Family Medical Center provider also works with you to help you avoid another in the future. They can help you make simple changes — like drinking more water and adapting your birth control methods and feminine product usage — to keep UTIs at bay. 

Whether this is your first urinary tract infection or you’re looking for a partner to help you treat recurring infections, call Family Medical Center, or make an appointment online today.