What Is a Urinary Tract Infection? A urinary tract infection occurs when there is an infection somewhere in your urinary system, such as in the kidneys, ureters, bladder and/or urethra. While anyone can suffer from a urinary tract infection, women are more susceptible to UTIs than men.

Causes of a Urinary Tract Infection

  • Bacterium Escherichia coli (E. coli)
  • Chlamydia
  • Cystitis
  • Mycoplasma bacteria
  • Pyelonephritis
  • Urethritis

What Are the Symptoms of a UTI?

Every UTI will present differently, so what you experience may be different from what someone else does. If you have a UTI, you’ll likely experience pain or discomfort, along with urine-related symptoms, like an increased need to urinate, bloody or cloudy urine, or an odor.

Treatment for UTIs

  • Take antibiotics as prescribed.
  • Drink plenty of water.
  • Apply a heating pad to the pelvic region.
  • Take pain relievers as necessary for discomfort.
Are you experiencing the symptoms of a urinary tract infection? Stop by AFC Urgent Care Ooltewah today for a prompt diagnosis and treatment.]]>