Are you experiencing burning or pain when you urinate? You may have a urinary tract infection (UTI), which requires immediate treatment to prevent further health complications. The team at FemGYN located in the Park Slope section of Brooklyn, New York, provides treatment for UTIs quickly. You don’t need an appointment to get treatment for your UTI at FemGYN just walk into the clinic.
A UTI is an infection that affects any of the organs in your urinary system, which includes the urethra, bladder, kidneys, or ureters. It’s usually caused by a bacteria that enter the urinary system through your urethra and then multiplies.
Due to a shorter urethra, women are more prone to UTIs than men. Sexual activity, use of certain types of birth control, and menopause may increase your risk of developing a UTI.
You can get a UTI and not develop symptoms. However, if you’re experiencing symptoms, it’s important to get it checked right away to prevent your infection from causing more serious health issues, such as kidney damage.
Common symptoms include:
The team at FemGYN can quickly diagnose a UTI after a urinalysis. Then, your urine may be cultured to determine the exact bacteria responsible for your infection.
If you’re experiencing frequent UTIs, your specialist at FemGYN may recommend following up with a urologist.
The team at FemGYN treats UTIs with antibiotics. Common antibiotics used to clear up UTI infections include:
While you may start to feel better soon after you start your medication, it’s important that you take your medication as prescribed to get the most effective treatment. Stopping your antibiotics too soon may lead to a more serious infection. If the medication is causing too many side effects, the team at FemGYN can prescribe a different antibiotic.
To help speed up recovery, it’s also important to drink plenty of fluids while you’re taking the medication.