Urinary Tract Infections | UTI in Chicago, IL

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What Is A UTI, and What Are the Symptoms?

A urinary tract infection (UTI) is an infection of the urinary tract, which may affect a portion of or the entire urinary system. At times, UTIs affect the kidneys, bladder, ureters, and urethra. UTIs are most common in women due to anatomical differences; however, men can and do get UTIs as well. The symptoms associated with a UTI are quite easy to identify, though the condition itself will need to be diagnosed and treated by a medical professional. The most common symptoms include:

  • A strong urge to urinate frequently
  • Cloudy urine
  • Pelvic pain
  • The sensation that you cannot fully empty your bladder
  • A burning feeling while urinating
  • Lower back pain

The skilled and experienced primary care providers at Health Direction Medical Center in Chicago, IL provide superior care and effective treatments for urinary tract infections. If you have symptoms of a UTI, schedule an appointment with Dr. Esmilkrys B. Ramirez or Dr. Carlos Mella-Picel today.

Diagnosing and Treating UTIs

Diagnosing a UTI is quite simple as the bacteria will be present in a urine sample taken during your visit. During your appointment, we will also discuss your symptoms and the severity of each one to determine the type of treatment plan you will need to feel better quickly. Most commonly, antibiotics are prescribed for a period of time to eliminate the bacteria and treat the infection. It is also important that you remain hydrated to assist your body in flushing away the bacteria.

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If you are experiencing discomfort and/or pain that can be associated with an untreated UTI, don't wait any longer. Schedule an appointment at Health Direction Medical Center. We have two conveniently located primary care facilities in Chicago, IL and skilled primary care physicians who can help get you feeling better quickly. Schedule right away and feel better quickly.

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