Did you know more than 3 million urinary tract infections (also known as UTIs) occur every year? Although both men and women can experience a UTI, they’re more common among women.
When you have a UTI, prompt treatment is important, which is why our team at AFC Urgent Care Sevierville wants to offer some perspective on the condition.
What Is a Urinary Tract Infection?
A urinary tract infection occurs when an infection occurs in your urinary system, which includes your bladder, kidneys, ureters and/or urethra. Depending on the severity and location of your infection, you may experience different symptoms.
- Bloody urine
- Burning sensation when peeing
- Cloudy urine
- Foul smell from urine
- Frequent urination
- Pain in bladder
- Pain when urinating
- Vaginal irriation
What Can a UTI Cause If Not Treated Properly?
If not treated properly, a UTI can turn into a kidney infection, which can produce more serious symptoms.
In addition, although extremely rare, a urinary tract infection or kidney disease can also signal a false positive on a pregnancy test.
- Drink plenty of water.
- Take antibiotics as prescribed.
- Use a heating pad on the pelvic area.
- Take OTC or prescription meds for pain if needed.
Do you think you might have a UTI? Make a trip to AFC Urgent Care Sevierville today for a prompt diagnosis and treatment.