What is a UTI?
A urinary tract infection (UTI) happens when bacteria from the skin of the genitalia or rectal area finds its way into the urinary tract. The bacteria multiply in the urethra or bladder causing an infection. Symptoms of a UTI include frequent urination, burning while urinating or having the urge to urinate with only little urine coming out. Women may also have pain in the pelvic area.
For people of all ages, risk factors of contracting a UTI include sexual activity and poor hygiene. Men over the age of 50 are at increased risk for UTI because of enlarged prostate. Get UTI testing and treatment at the first sign of possible symptoms, as waiting could lead to complications including a serious kidney infection called pyelonephritis. At CityMD, we provide urgent care UTI services to quickly diagnose and treat your UTI in a single visit.
For immediate, fast, and comprehensive UTI testing and care, walk into one of our urgent care clinics today! You may also register online or call us at 212-772-3627 with any questions.
Graceâ€™s Experience With Urgent Care
With only six weeks left before her due date, Grace and her husband are enjoying the holidays in New York City, one last getaway before their first child arrives. It feels like a world away from their home upstate, and the whole city is filled with festive lights and seasonal decorations.
But some discomfort is preventing Grace from enjoying things as much as sheâ€™d like to and she has the sneaking suspicion that she has a UTI. She knows pregnant women have to use the bathroom more frequently than normal, but this is getting ridiculous. And now sheâ€™s even having some pain. which gives her.
She feels bad interrupting her OB on Christmas Eve, but doesnâ€™t know what her options are. The concierge at their hotel points them to CityMD urgent care across the street. At CityMD, the physician performs quick testing, diagnoses Grace with a UTI and prescribes an appropriate antibiotic to knock out the infection. Relief comes quickly and Grace happily enjoys the rest of her vacation.