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.

UTI Symptoms

  • Bloody urine
  • Burning sensation when peeing
  • Cloudy urine
  • Fatigue
  • Fever
  • 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.

UTI Treatment

  • 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.