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Urinary tract infections (UTIs) are common but can lead to serious health complications if not treated promptly and effectively. At NewMed Immediate Care in Rolling Meadows, our experienced healthcare professionals specialize in diagnosing and treating UTIs, ensuring swift recovery and prevention of further complications.

Understanding Urinary Tract Infections

A UTI is an infection that can affect any part of the urinary system, including the kidneys, ureters, bladder, and urethra. While UTIs are more prevalent in women, men can also be affected. Prompt treatment is crucial to prevent the infection from spreading to the kidneys, which can result in more severe health issues.

Symptoms of a UTI

The symptoms of a UTI can vary but typically include:

  • A strong and persistent urge to urinate
  • A burning sensation during urination
  • Cloudy, dark, or strange-smelling urine
  • Pelvic pain in women, particularly around the center of the pelvis and near the pubic bone

It’s important to seek medical attention if you experience these symptoms, as early treatment can prevent the infection from worsening.

Risk Factors for UTIs

Certain factors can increase the likelihood of developing a UTI, including:

  • Female anatomy, particularly due to a shorter urethra
  • Sexual activity, which can introduce bacteria into the urinary tract
  • Certain types of birth control, such as diaphragms or spermicides
  • Menopause, which can change the bacterial environment of the vagina
  • Urinary tract abnormalities or recent urinary procedures

Diagnosing UTIs

At NewMed Immediate Care, diagnosing a UTI begins with a detailed review of your symptoms and medical history. A urinalysis is typically conducted to check for the presence of white blood cells, red blood cells, and bacteria. If bacteria are detected, a urine culture may be performed to identify the specific type of bacteria and the most effective treatment.

Treatment Options for UTIs

Treatment for a UTI generally involves a course of antibiotics tailored to the type of bacteria causing the infection. Common antibiotics used include:

  • Trimethoprim/sulfamethoxazole
  • Cephalexin
  • Ceftriaxone
  • Fosfomycin

The duration of treatment may vary depending on the severity of the infection and your overall health. It is crucial to complete the full course of prescribed antibiotics to ensure the infection is fully eradicated.

Preventing Future UTIs

Prevention is an integral part of the care we provide. Our team offers education on how to reduce your risk of future UTIs, including:

  • Staying well-hydrated to help flush bacteria from the urinary tract
  • Urinating promptly after sexual activity
  • Using suitable birth control methods that do not increase UTI risk
  • Practicing good hygiene

Visit NewMed Immediate Care for UTI Concerns

If you think you might have a UTI or if you’re experiencing symptoms, don’t wait for them to worsen. Visit NewMed Immediate Care in Rolling Meadows for expert diagnosis and treatment. We offer walk-in appointments and comprehensive care to address your immediate health concerns swiftly and effectively.

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1669 W. Algonquin Rd
Rolling Meadows IL 60008


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