The urinary system is made of four parts, kidneys, urethra, bladder, and ureters. An infection in any one of these parts can cause Urinary Tract Infection or UTI. Most UTIs remain inside the bladder and urethra but in severe cases, the infection can spread over to the kidneys. Women are more prone to getting infected with UTIs than men. Doctors usually prescribe a course of antibiotics to treat it but certain measures can be taken to prevent getting UTI in the first place. GetCareMD offers online consultations for Urinary Tract Infection treatment. You just need to book an appointment with one of our medical professionals and seek remedial help without leaving your home.
Symptoms and Causes of Urinary Tract Infection:
People, who have been infected with a UTI, don’t always develop symptoms. But when they do, they typically report the following symptoms:
- A burning sensation and pain while peeing.
- Urinating often.
- Cloudy or bloody-looking urine.
- A sharp urge to urinate
- Pain in the center of the pelvis in women
- A strong odor in the urine.
UTIs occur when bacteria enter the urinary system and start spreading in the bladder. The urinary system typically can defend itself from harmful bacteria, but when this defense system fails, bacteria can cause urinary tract infections. Women who have shorter urethras are predisposed to getting UTIs since the bacteria can travel faster into the bladder thus causing UTIs.
When to See a Doctor:
It is advised not to ignore any of the above symptoms and seek medical help immediately. UTIs are most effectively treated with antibiotics, for which you need a doctor’s prescription. The doctor will prescribe medication based on the severity of the infection and whether the infection is in the bladder or in the kidneys. Urinary Tract Infections in Women can be more severe than in men and children. If left undiagnosed and untreated, it can cause complications like permanent kidney damage and sepsis (a life-threatening response to an infection).
Urinary Tract Infection Treatment:
If you are feeling any of the aforementioned symptoms, consult a doctor. Both upper and lower-level UTIs can be treated virtually by a certified doctor at GetCareMD. Urinary Tract Infection treatment consultation can now be done online instead of going to the doctor’s clinic when you are already unwell. Through a virtual consultation, you can get a diagnosis and treatment for UTI. Our doctors are highly specialized and trained in treating urinary tract infections for men as well. Though men are at a lower risk of getting a UTI, they can still get it. Urinary Tract Infection in children is also quite common but it is not usually severe and can be treated online through antibiotics.
Once you book a consultation, our physician will take you through your symptoms to come to an informed decision and make the diagnosis. You will then be given a prescription online that you can pick up from your nearby pharmacy or arrange for home delivery if your chosen pharmacy offers such a service.