Urinary Tract Infection Specialist



Primary Care located in SPRINGFIELD, NJ

A urinary tract infection (UTI) can cause extremely uncomfortable symptoms for men and women. At Your NEIGHBORHOOD CLINIC in Springfield, New Jersey, Mary Odusanya, DNP, FNP-BC, APN, and her team have the expertise needed to diagnose and treat your UTI. If you suspect that you have a UTI, book an appointment online or call the friendly staff today.

Urinary Tract Infection

What is a urinary tract infection (UTI)?

A UTI can affect any part of your urinary tract, but it mostly involves your urethra and bladder. These infections occur in women more than in men, and they become more common as you age. 

They occur when bacteria get into your urinary tract through your urethra and then multiply in your bladder. Your urinary system keeps harmful bacteria out, but if new bacteria enter the area at high levels, your body can’t keep up with the extra production, and an infection develops.

What causes a UTI?

Sex is one of the main causes of a UTI. The act can involve your genitalia, fingers, mouth, or anus, which can introduce bacteria into your urethra and cause an infection.

UTIs are most common in people who:

  • Recently started having sex
  • Have frequent sex
  • Use a diaphragm and spermicide
  • Have diabetes
  • Are obese or overweight
  • Have had children
  • Have had a UTI before

If you have a narrowing in your urinary tract or kidney stones, you might experience an interruption to your urine flow or have a blockage, which can also cause a UTI.

What are the symptoms of a UTI?

If you have a UTI, your symptoms might include:

  • Cloudy urine
  • Dark urine
  • Blood in your urine
  • Foul-smelling urine
  • Pain when you urinate
  • Burning sensation when you urinate
  • Pain in your back or sides
  • Pelvic pain in women
  • Fever
  • Fatigue
  • Frequent urge to urinate

Your symptoms can develop quickly and usually don’t resolve on their own. Call Your NEIGHBORHOOD CLINIC if you experience any of the above for an accurate diagnosis and treatment.

How is a UTI treated?

UTIs are typically treated with antibiotics. When you follow the instructions, your symptoms should begin to clear up and leave you feeling better within a few days. 

If you have a more severe infection in your kidneys, your provider may recommend that your treatment take place in the hospital. Kidney infections can take longer to respond to antibiotics, so you might need intravenous medication and fluids.

If you have symptoms of a UTI, reach out to Your NEIGHBORHOOD CLINIC for a prompt diagnosis and treatment. Call the friendly staff today or book your appointment online.

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