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If you live in the Feather Sound FL area and feel unusual burning while going to the bathroom, chances are you could have a urinary tract infection (UTI). Another symptom of this ailment is if you urinate far more frequently than you normally do. A UTI can be a very uncomfortable and painful affliction and waiting for an appointment at your primary care doctor may not be practical. Don’t wait. Visit your local AFC Urgent Care. We are a walk-in clinic providing UTI testing and treatment.
Walk in UTI testing and treatment near Feather Sound is conveniently located on US Hwy 19 N/34th St N at Park Blvd N. Explore our health insurance page. We accept most major health insurance including TriCare, Medicare, Blue Cross and more. We also offer discounted cash pay walk-in clinic services to the uninsured.
The physicians at AFC Urgent Care and Walk-in Clinic near Feather Sound are available seven days a week to diagnose and treat you for a urinary tract infection. Untreated infections can lead to more serious complications, extending your recovery time and making it more expensive.
Your urinary system consists of your urethra, bladder, ureters, and kidneys. If any part of this system becomes infected, then you have a UTI. However, more often than not, the infection will occur in the lower part of this system: The bladder or urethra. These two areas are parts of the urinary system that takes urine from your bladder and out of your body.
A UTI occurs when bacteria enter your urinary system through the urethra. Usually, the bacteria begin to multiply in the bladder, causing the infection. While our body is pretty good at keeping this bacterium out of our urinary system, occasionally this same bacterium can slip by and cause an infection.
Unlike other infections, a UTI is far more common in women. First, there is less distance between a female urethra and the anus as well as the distance between the urethral opening and a woman’s bladder. There are a variety of causes for a UTI. Postmenopausal women have been shown to be very susceptible. Most of the time the bacteria that cause a UTI are found in the gastroenterological tract.
Unfortunately, not all UTI’s produce symptoms. These mild infections will run their course and you might not even notice it. However, when you do have symptoms they can include:
If a urinary tract infection has reached your kidneys, you may experience these symptoms:
Walk in AFC Urgent Care Clinic near Feather Sound. We have an onsite state of the art lab available seven days a week to diagnose your urinary tract infection. When you come to our walk-in clinic, you will give our staff a urine sample. We will conduct a urinalysis to look for signs of a UTI. These signs can include the pH of your urine; its appearance, as well as byproducts of bacteria and white blood cells. We may suggest processing a urine culture to determine the exact bacteria that is causing your infection. By figuring out the exact bacteria, we can better prescribe antibiotics that will more effectively kill it and end your infection.
Since a UTI is the result of a bacterial infection, they can be effectively treated with antibiotics. We carry the necessary antibiotics onsite or can send a prescription to your preferred pharmacy. Most of the time, a general antibiotic should be enough to kill off the bacteria. However, if you do not show signs of improvement, a urine culture will be needed to help us pick a stronger antibiotic to knock out the infection.
AFC Urgent Care and Walk-in Clinic is conveniently located near Feather Sound Florida. We are open Monday to Friday 8AM to 8PM and on Saturday and Sunday from 8AM to 5pm. We accept most major insurances and have discounted cash pay options for the uninsured. Questions about UTI’s or other walk-in clinic services we offer? Call our friendly staff today at (727) 201-8585!
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With state-of-the-art centers and a professional medical team, AFC provides on-site X-rays, labs, procedures, and more!
Urgent care is for medical conditions that require prompt attention but do not pose an immediate threat to your health or life. Here is a simple rule of thumb: if your medical issues(s) are life threatening, call 911, or go directly to a hospital emergency room. If not, an urgent care center such as AFC is an excellent alternative.