UTI Specialist

My Urgent Care Clinic

Urgent Care located in Abilene, TX

Urinary tract infections (UTIs) are a common problem that can interfere with your daily routine. Nurse practitioner Kelly Fussell and the team of expert providers at My Urgent Care Clinic in Abilene, Texas diagnoses and treats UTIs so you can return to work or normal activities. If you’re suffering from a UTI, call, book online, or walk into the clinic for prompt treatment.

UTI Q & A

My Urgent Care Clinic

What is a UTI?

UTIs are sometimes called bladder infections, but they can affect any part of your urinary tract. In addition to your bladder, a UTI may develop in your urethra, kidneys, or ureters.

Most UTIs occur in the lower part of your urinary tract -- the bladder and urethra. Infections that are left untreated may spread to higher parts of your urinary tract, such as your kidneys. While any UTI may cause discomfort, a kidney infection is a painful and potentially serious health problem.

The team at My Urgent Care Clinic provides quick and convenient treatment for UTIs so you can avoid serious complications.

What are the symptoms of a UTI?

Having a UTI without any signs or symptoms is possible. When UTIs do cause symptoms, they often include:

  • A strong urge to urinate frequently
  • A burning sensation while urinating
  • Passing small amounts of urine
  • Urine that appears cloudy or discolored
  • Urine that smells strong
  • Pelvic pain in women

Who gets UTIs?

Anyone can get a UTI, but they’re especially common in women. According to the National Institutes of Health, at least 40-60% of women have at least one UTI in their lifetime. Women who’ve had a UTI in the past may be more likely to have repeat infections. As many as one in four women have multiple bladder infections.

Specific factors may increase your risk of developing a UTI, such as:

  • Being sexually active
  • Having gone through menopause
  • Having trouble emptying your bladder completely
  • Having urinary tract problems
  • Having a history of UTIs
  • Having diabetes or problems with your immune system

How do you diagnose and treat a UTI?

First, one of the expert providers at My Urgent Care Clinic performs a physical exam and reviews your medical history. If they suspect you have a UTI, they may suggest an on-site urine test to confirm the diagnosis.

Treatment depends on your unique condition and the severity of your UTI. For uncomplicated infections, your provider may prescribe antibiotic drugs. Serious infections may require intravenous antibiotics from the emergency facility next door.

If you think you have a UTI and need fast treatment, call My Urgent Care Clinic, book an appointment online, or walk in today.