UTI Treatment Clinic in Los Banos, CA
According to a study, 40% of women would experience UTI for once in their lives. Urinary tract infections may cause pain and discomfort. Some symptoms of UTI include burning sensation while urinating, frequent urination, and pressure and cramping in the lower abdomen. Dr. Raminder Mand, MD is our Specialists at Los Banos Primary Care who can evaluate and treat UTIs. Dr. Raminder Mand, M.D., a specialist in nephrology, is passionate about primary care and works hard to provide exceptional services to the patients at Los Banos Primary Care. For more information, contact us or book an appointment, or simply walk-in to 1120 West I Street, Suite#B, Los Banos, CA 93635.
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In the simplest of terms, a urinary tract infection is an infection that affects the urinary system, which includes the bladder, kidneys, ureters, and urethra. There are three different types of UTIs, according to the specific location of the infection. As such, cystitis refers to a UTI affecting the bladder, acute pyelonephritis is a UTI that affects the kidneys, and urethritis is the type of UTI that affects the urethra. Each of these different types of UTIs occurs with slightly different symptoms, which are as follows:
• Blood in urine
• Discomfort in the lower abdomen
• Frequent and painful urination
• Pelvic pressure
Kidneys (acute pyelonephritis):
• Chills and shakes
• High fever
• Nausea and vomiting
• Pain in your upper back and side (flank)
• Burning sensation with urination
Urinary tract infections (UTIs) are common but of course, frustrating to have. Most UTIs are caused by bacterial infections, although it is possible for certain fungi and, more rarely, viruses to cause a urinary tract infection.
Urinary tract infections are fairly common and can occur from several different causes, such as sexual activity, unsanitary hygiene practices, diaphragm use, dehydration, or holding in urine for too long. Since women have a shorter urethra than men, they are more at risk of contracting a UTI since the bacteria has less distance to travel before reaching the bladder.
There are several different places you can go to get treated for a urinary tract infection! These facilities include your primary care clinic, telemedicine visits, an emergency room, or walk-in clinic. Depending on the extent of the infection, it may be necessary for some individuals to see a urologist for specialized treatment.
If you are living in or near Los Banos, and do not have a primary care physician while dealing with uncomfortable UTI symptoms, contact us.
While several different medical facilities can provide urinary tract infection treatment, a walk-in clinic can be advantageous for multiple reasons, including same-day medical attention and cost-saving treatment like insurance.
Furthermore, while both emergency rooms and walk-in clinics see patients on a walk-in basis, these clinics save you time and money in comparison. In addition to providing less expensive services, walk-in clinics are known to have shorter wait periods before patients see a physician.
Like emergency rooms, walk-in clinics conduct patient evaluations when they first arrive at the clinic to determine if patients require on-the-spot treatment or are fit to wait their turn. However, walk-in clinics do not treat life-threatening medical emergencies, but they can see most patients when they arrive at the clinic, significantly reducing waiting times. At Los Banos Primary Care, our medical professionals can treat your UTI symptoms and provide educational resources on how to prevent having UTIs in the future. Feel free to call us or book an appointment, or visit us at 1120 West I Street, Suite#B, Los Banos, CA 93635. We serve patients from Los Banos CA, Volta CA, Santa Nella CA, Trent CA, and surrounding areas.