Urinary Tract Infection/
Bladder Infection
Urinary tract infections, also called "UTIs," are infections that affect either the bladder or the kidneys:
  • Bladder infections are more common than kidney infections. They happen when bacteria get into the urethra and travel up into the bladder. The medical term for bladder infection is "cystitis."
  • Kidney infections happen when the bacteria travel even higher, up into the kidneys. The medical term for kidney infection is "pyelonephritis."
Both bladder and kidney infections are more common in women than men.
Related Symptoms
  • Pain or burning feeling when you urinate
  • The need to urinate often
  • Blood in the urine
  • The need to urinate suddenly or in a hurry
Common Treatments
Most urinary tract infections are treated with antibiotic pills. These pills work by killing the germs that cause the infection.
If you have a bladder infection, you will probably need to take antibiotics for 3 to 7 days.
Your symptoms should begin to improve within a day of starting antibiotics. But you should finish all the antibiotic pills you get. Otherwise your infection might come back.
If needed, you can also take a medicine to numb your bladder. This medicine eases the pain caused by urinary tract infections. It also reduces the need to urinate.
What To Expect
Schedule your video visit and complete your registration questionnaire.
Have your video visit with our Nurse Practitioner.
Pick up any necessary prescriptions at your local pharmacy.
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