CareXpress Urgent Care Discusses UTI’s
Urinary tract infections (also called UTI’s) aren’t exactly the most pleasant topic to discuss, but it is a common infection for many patients. Today, our urgent care article will list the common causes of UTI’s and what you can do to help flush the bacteria.
First, let’s take a look at some of the common causes of UTI’s. They are commonly caused by:
- Bacteria (such as E. coli) entering the gastrointestinal tract.
- Presence of other bacterias such as staphylococcus, proteus, klebsiella, enterococcus, and pseudomonas.
- Bladder infections.
It is important to note that anyone can be subject to this bacterial infection in the body’s urinary system, but it is more likely for women to have this issue than it is for men. This is most likely due to the fact that the tube running from the bladder to the outside (the urethra) is much shorter than the tube that runs to the urethra in men.
That being said, our urgent care doctors warn that bladder infections for men are most always a symptom of an underlying disorder. It is generally due to the infection migrating from the prostate or some other part of the body, signaling problems in those locations.
The number one thing you can do to help with UTI’s is drink a lot of water to help wash out the bacteria from the urinary system. If you want to be sure what the best treatment would be, feel free to visit any of our urgent care clinics. In most cases, a single episode of a bladder infection could be treated between three to seven days of taking an antibiotic. If symptoms return, additional testing might need to be completed to rule out other medical problems.
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