Unfortunately, UTIs in women are very common. In fact, approximately 25-40 percent of women in the United States between the ages of 20-40 have had at least one bladder infection. They account for over six million medical visits each year.
There are many mild illnesses you can effectively manage with over-the-counter medications; a urinary tract infection (UTI) is not one of them. While there are daily preventative measures that can help you avoid bladder infections, if you experience urinary frequency, urgency or pain while urinating, then it’s time to visit your doctor. These uncomfortable symptoms, if left untreated, can become complicated and dangerous.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, Coastal Urgent Care of Bossier and Haughton are offering Telemedicine appointments for nonlife-threatening illnesses and injuries. We highly recommend you contact one of our skilled specialists, discuss your symptoms and get the medicine you need to feel better fast.
The infection from an untreated UTI can eventually become very a dangerous kidney infection. A kidney infection is a much more serious infection because it can travel into the bloodstream and cause sepsis.
Occasionally, a bladder infection can get better on its own. However, seeking medical treatment with an antibiotic is the safest and fastest option.
You’re more likely to get a bladder infection if you’ve had one before. Here are other several other risk factors of UTIs:
If you or a loved one is suffering with the pain and discomfort of a bladder infection, visit Coastal Urgent Care of Bossier or Haughton for immediate, walk-in treatment 7 days a week.