Urinary Tract Infection Treatment in Joliet, IL
Cramps, Soreness, Pain While Urinating and Cloudy Urine; Are Some Symptoms You May Have a Urinary Tract Infection (UTI). Internal Medicine and Family Practice Will Diagnose and Treat a Urinary Tract Infection (UTI). Call Us to Book an Appointment at or Book Online
What is a Urinary Tract Infection?
Urinary tract infections affect primarily women based on anatomy, menopause, type of birth control used and sexual activity. Infection can occur in the bladder or urethra. UTI bladder infection is caused by a form of E. coli that may be present in the GI tract. GI bacteria can spread from the anus to the urethra which can cause an infection of the urethra. Due to the close proximity of the vagina and urethra, sexually transmitted diseases such as, chlamydia, gonorrhea, and herpes among others can induce urethritis.
What are Common Symptoms of UTI?
One of the most common symptoms of a UTI is a frequent need and urge to urinate. You may feel like you need to pee even if you just went. Other symptoms include:
- Pain or burning when urinating
- Smelly or cloudy urine
- Blood or pus in urine
- Cramps or soreness
- Flu-like symptoms
- Pelvic pain
- Frequent urge to urinate
How Do I Know if I have a UTI?
If you think you may have a UTI visit our women’s nurse practitioner specialists who will screen you for UTI. We’ll do a simple test, called a urinalysis: all you do is pee in a cup, and we’ll test it for certain bacteria or other signs of infection. In addition to the urinalysis, your nurse practitioner may test you for certain STDs, which can lead to UTIs or have similar symptoms.
What is the Treatment for a UTI?
If your urinalysis returns with a positive result for UTI antibiotics are the most common form of treatment for a UTI. It is recommended to drink plenty of water to flush the bacteria from your system. If you suffer from chronic UTI speak with our nurse practitioner specialists to determine the best course of action for treatment.
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