Spotting UTIs

Spotting UTI in Children

Urinary tract infections are the culprits behind over eight million visits to the doctor or urgent care clinic each year. UTIs are caused by microbes overcoming the body’s defenses in the urinary tract, and can affect the kidneys, bladder, and the tubes that run between them,

Spotting UTIs

People of any age and sex can develop a urinary tract infection. However, women are at greater risk of contracting a UTI. Some people seem to be more susceptible to recurring UTIs. Poor personal hygiene can be a cause of UTIs, but there are many other factors that can contribute to getting them.

UTI Symptoms

The symptoms of a UTI can depend on

  • age
  • gender
  • presence of a catheter
  • what part of the urinary tract has been infected

If you have:

  • the strong and frequent need to urinate
  • feel pain or a burning sensation when urinating
  • have cloudy, bloody, or strong-smelling urine

You may have a UTI. Other associated symptoms may include

  • fever
  • nausea
  • vomiting
  • muscle aches
  • abdominal pain

A visit to your doctor or urgent care in Omaha is advisable if you think you have a UTI. A discussion with the provider and a “clean catch” urine collection will determine the course of action. Most cases can be cured with antibiotics. It is important to complete the full course of antibiotic treatment to make sure that the infection is fully clear, as UTI symptoms can disappear before the infection has completely gone.

Urgent Care Network of Omaha Clinics in Omaha and Bellevue, NE

Our staff works to provide prompt, personal, and professional care for all of our patients. We try to make sure everyone gets the attention they need in as quick a time as possible. Urgent Care Network of Omaha has three locations in the Omaha metropolitan area. Our three clinics are:

Our staff is here every day of the week to assist with your urgent care needs. You probably won’t need urgent care today, but when you do need medical attention, count on the Urgent Care Network of Omaha clinic near you to provide quality care and convenience.

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