How Do You Test to See If You Have a Urinary Tract Infection?

A urinary tract infection (also known as a UTI) can happen at any time. While women are more at risk of suffering from a UTI than men, either gender can be diagnosed with a UTI.

If you believe you are experiencing signs of a UTI, our team at AFC Urgent Care Hixson wants you to seek treatment as soon as possible so that you can get your UTI cleared up promptly.

What Is a Urinary Tract Infection?

A urinary tract infection occurs when there is an infection somewhere in your urinary system, such as in the kidneys, ureters, bladder and/or urethra. Depending on the severity of your infection, you may experience intense pain or discomfort.

Symptoms of a Urinary Tract Infection

  • Burning sensation when peeing
  • Blood in urine
  • Cloudy urine
  • Passing small amounts of urine at a time
  • Pelvic pain
  • Persistent urge to urinate
  • Strong-smelling urine

How Long Do UTI Symptoms Last?

How long a urinary tract infection lasts depends on the severity of your infection and how promptly you seek treatment.

While most cases can clear up within a couple days, more serious infections may take longer to completely go away.

Treatment for UTIs

  • Take antibiotics as prescribed.
  • Drink plenty of water.
  • Apply a heating pad to the abdominal area.
  • Take pain relievers if recommended by a doctor.

Do you think you are suffering from a urinary tract infection? Stop by AFC Urgent Care Hixson today to undergo a medical evaluation for your symptoms.