UTI Testing and Treatment

UTI Testing and Treatment in Glendale, CA

Picture of a woman holding her pelvis in pain because she needs UTI testing and treatment.Are you worried that you might have a urinary tract infection (UTI)? If you’re in Glendale, California, or the surrounding area, you can confidently place your care into the hands of the experienced providers at Vituity Family Medicine Center. We proudly offer UTI testing and treatment.

What Is a UTI?

A UTI is a type of infection that develops in any part of the urinary system, including the:

  • Urethra
  • Bladder
  • Ureters
  • Kidneys

UTIs most commonly occur when bacteria spread from the anus to the urethra, then proceed to the bladder. Although UTIs are more prevalent among women, they can affect both men and women.

Common UTI Symptoms

UTIs don’t always produce noticeable symptoms, but when they do, they can cause:

  • A persistent urge to urinate that doesn’t resolve after using the bathroom
  • Frequent urination that produces only small amounts of urine
  • A burning sensation when urinating
  • Urine that smells strongly or is cloudy, bright pink, red, or cola-colored
  • Pelvic pain (in women)

If a UTI spreads to the kidneys, it may produce pain in the back or side, a fever, chills, nausea, and vomiting.

What Does UTI Testing and Treatment Involve?

If your doctor suspects a UTI, they may collect a urine sample for testing. Recurrent UTIs sometimes require diagnostic imaging—for example, a computed tomography (CT) scan, a cystoscopy, a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scan, or an ultrasound—to determine what’s causing the infections.

If UTI testing reveals that you have an infection, a provider will recommend the course of treatment that’s best suited to your needs. This often involves a prescription for antibiotics. It’s important that you take all of the medication as directed even if your symptoms resolve.

A Local Provider Offering UTI Testing and Treatment

If you’re experiencing the UTI symptoms described above, visit Vituity Family Medicine Center’s Glendale, CA, clinic today. Our skilled providers will supply you with the answers you need so that you can move forward with treatment and achieve prompt symptom relief.